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ATC Group: A01AB03 Chlorhexidine

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A01
Stomatological preparations
3
A01A
Stomatological preparations
4
A01AB
Antiinfectives and antiseptics for local oral treatment
5
A01AB03
Chlorhexidine

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Chlorhexidine

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.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
CORSODYL ORIGINAL Mouthwash
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK