Also known as: Decanoylacetaldehyde Sodium Sulfide
Brand names: ACCLEAN CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE ANTISEPTIC SKIN CLEANSER BETASEPT COLGATE PERIOGARD DENTI-CARE DENTI-RINSE PAROEX PERIDEX PERIOCHIP
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.