chlorhexidine topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using chlorhexidine topical?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water. Chlorhexidine topical is for use only on the skin.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with chlorhexidine topical unless you doctor tells you to.
Avoid getting this medication on your clothing or other fabrics. Do not use bleach to wash any fabric exposed to chlorhexidine or the medicine may cause a permanent stain.
What other drugs will affect chlorhexidine topical?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied chlorhexidine topical. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about chlorhexidine topical.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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