ATC Group: A01AB03 Chlorhexidine

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Stomatological preparations
3
Stomatological preparations
4
Antiinfectives and antiseptics for local oral treatment
5
A01AB03
Chlorhexidine

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

Chlorhexidine is an antimicrobial agent, active against a broad spectrum of Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, yeasts, fungi, opportunistic anaerobes and aerobes. Chlorhexidine is mainly a “membrane-acting” agent that destroys the outer membrane of the bacteria. It is inactive on bacterial spores unless the temperatures are high.

Related product monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
MPI, US: SPL/Old
US