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Betasept Surgical Scrub (Purdue Products)



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  • ACTION AND USES

    BETASEPT Surgical Scrub (chlorhexidine gluconate) is an antiseptic/antimicrobial skin cleanser for hand scrubbing or washing by operating room personnel, for hand-washing by medical personnel, for pre-operative skin preparation, and for skin wound and general skin cleansing.

    BETASEPT Surgical Scrub provides rapid bactericidal action and has a persistent antimicrobial effect against a wide range of microorganisms.

    ADVANTAGES

    BETASEPT Surgical Scrub is formulated in a highly viscous base which can help reduce waste and per-use cost during prepping and hand-washing. No pink tint has been added.

    DIRECTIONS FOR USE

    Surgical Hand Scrub:

    Wet hands and forearms with water. Scrub for 3 minutes with about 5 mL of BETASEPT Surgical Scrub and a wet brush, paying particular attention to the nails, cuticles and interdigital spaces. A separate nail cleaner may be used. Rinse thoroughly. Wash for an additional 3 minutes with 5 mL of BETASEPT Surgical Scrub and rinse under running water. Dry thoroughly.

    Healthcare Personnel Hand Wash:

    Wet hands with water. Dispense about 5 mL of BETASEPT Surgical Scrub into cupped hands and wash in a vigorous manner for 15 seconds. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

    Pre-Operative Skin Preparation:

    Apply BETASEPT Surgical Scrub liberally to surgical site and swab for at least 2 minutes. Dry with a sterile towel. Repeat procedure for an additional 2 minutes and again dry with a sterile towel.

    Skin Wound and General Skin Cleansing:

    Wounds which involve more than the superficial layers of the skin should not be routinely treated with BETASEPT Surgical Scrub. BETASEPT Surgical Scrub should not be used for repeated general skin cleansing of large body areas except in those patients whose underlying condition makes it necessary to reduce the bacterial population of the skin. To use, thoroughly rinse the area to be cleansed with water. Apply the minimum amount of BETASEPT Surgical Scrub necessary to cover the skin or wound area and wash gently. Rinse again thoroughly.

    WARNINGS

    FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. KEEP OUT OF EYES, EARS AND MOUTH, BETASEPT SURGICAL SCRUB SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A PRE-OPERATIVE SKIN PREPARATION OF THE FACE OR HEAD, MISUSE OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE HAS BEEN REPORTED TO CAUSE SERIOUS AND PERMANENT EYE INJURY WHEN IT HAS BEEN PERMITTED TO ENTER AND REMAIN IN THE EYE DURING SURGICAL PROCEDURES. IF BETASEPT SURGICAL SCRUB SHOULD CONTACT THESE AREAS, RINSE OUT PROMPTLY AND THOROUGHLY WITH WATER.

    Avoid contact with meninges. Betasept Surgical Scrub should not be used by persons who have sensitivity to it or its components. Chlorhexidine gluconate has been reported to cause deafness when instilled in the middle ear through perforated ear drums. Irritation, sensitization and generalized allergic reactions have been reported with chlorhexldine-containing products, especially in the genital areas. If adverse reactions occur, discontinue use immediately and if severe, contact a physician. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

    Avoid excessive heat (above 104°F).

    HOW SUPPLIED

    BETASEPT ® Surgical Scrub 4% is packaged in 1 gallon, 32 oz., 32 oz. with pump, 16 oz., 8 oz., and 4 oz. plastic bottles.

    Copyright 1993, 2004, Purdue Products L.P.

    Stamford, CT 06901-3431








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