MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Skin cleansers, antiseptics and desloughing agents

Drug safety update

 December 2014: Chlorhexidine: reminder of potential for hypersensitivity

 December 2014: Chlorhexidine solutions: reminder of the risk of chemical burns in premature infants

 December 2014: Hydrogen peroxide: reminder of risk of gas embolism when used in surgery

Potassium permanganate solution 1 in 10 000 is a mild antiseptic with astringent properties and can be used for exudating eczematous areas. It can stain skin and nails, especially with prolonged use.