Molnlycke Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser

Molnlycke Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser

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Molnlycke Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser has rapid bactericidal activity, effectively kills clinically relevant MRSA strains in 1 minute and is effective against a broad spectrum of gram positive and gram negative bacteria, enveloped viruses and many fungi and molds. It is indicated for use as a surgical scrub for pre-operative skin preparation, a healthcare personnel hand wash and as a general cleanser.

Hibiclens Skin Cleansers Benefits

  • Sustains its protection for up to 6 hours
  • Effectiveness increases with use due to a cumulative effect
  • Low skin irritation potential
  • Repeated daily use
  • Continues killing >99% of pathogens for up to 24 hours
  • 4% CHG begins to kill pathogens on contact

Item # Desc Pkg Price
59902 Replacement Pump, 32 oz Each
57517 15ml, Packets 50/Pack
57541 4oz, Pump Bottle 24/Case
57517 15ml, Packets 400/Case
57504 4oz, Bottle Each
57504 4oz, Bottle 5/Pack
57504 4oz, Bottle 48/Case
57508 8oz, Bottle 10/Pack
57508 8oz, Bottle Each
57508 8oz, Bottle 24/Case
57516 16oz, Bottle Each
57516 16oz, Bottle 12/Case
57532 32oz, Bottle Each
57532 32oz, Bottle 12/Case
57591 1 Gallon, Bottle Each
57591 1 Gallon, Bottle 4/Case

Features of Hibiclens Antiseptic Skin Cleanser

  • Hibiclens Antiseptic Skin Cleanser binds to the skin and reduces hand microbial counts further with each use
  • Contains 4% Chlorhexidine gluconate which is bactericidal upon contact
  • Efficacy is not compromised by contact with organic matter like blood
  • General skin cleansing helps to kill and remove microbes and pathogens that may cause diseases from the patient's skin potentially reducing the surgical site infection rate
  • Washes clean, leaving a layer of CHG protection without sticky residue
  • Results in a cumulative effect with repeat use, such as daily bathing
  • Incorporates easily into a patient’s usual skin cleansing routine
  • Reduced C. difficile infections by 70%
  • 61% lower incidence of primary bloodstream infections
  • Decreased methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by 32%

When to use Skin Cleanser?

Hibiclens have a great deal of utility throughout the hospital facility. The 4% chlorhexidine gluconate solution is in a gentle, skin-cleansing base that can be used for:

  • Daily patient bed baths, as part of a horizontal infection prevention approach
  • Preoperative/postoperative showering and decolonization, as part of surgical site infection prevention bundles
  • Surgical hand scrubbing
  • Personnel hand washing
  • Preoperative skin preparation

What are the ingredients of Hibiclens Wash?

  • Fragrance
  • Isopropyl Alcohol 4%
  • Purified Water, Red 40, and other ingredients in a mild
  • Sudsing base adjusted to pH 5.0-6.5 for optimal activity and stability as well as compatibility with the normal pH of the skin

What to buy with Hibiclens Cleanser

Also available (sold separately):

What are the safety instructions for Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser?

  • The extensive use of chlorhexidine gluconate for over 20 years outside the United States has produced no evidence of absorption of the compound through intact skin.
  • The potential for producing skin reactions is extremely low. HIBICLENS can be used daily without causing irritation, dryness, or discomfort.
  • Experimental studies indicate that when used for cleaning superficial wounds, it will never cause additional tissue injury or delay healing.


  • For external use only
  • Keep out of eyes, ears, and mouth
  • Should not be used as a preoperative skin preparation of the face or head
  • Avoid contact with meninges
  • Antimicrobial soap should not be used by persons who have a sensitivity to it or its components
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate has been reported to cause deafness when instilled in the middle ear through perforated eardrums
  • Irritation, sensitization, and generalized allergic reactions have been reported with chlorhexidine-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

Accidental Ingestion:

  • Chlorhexidine gluconate taken orally is poorly absorbed. Treat with gastric lavage using milk, egg white, gelatin or mild soap. Employ supportive measures as appropriate
  • Avoid excessive heat (above 104°F)

Hibiclens User Manuals

Hibiclens Liquid Soap FAQ

Can this be used with other products?

The manufacturer does not recommend using products such as lotion, deodorant, creams, makeup, powders, perfumes, or colognes as they may prevent the soap from working properly.

Is this antifungal?

The active ingredient has been proven against many bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.

Is this product safe for children?

Yes, but the manufacturer recommends caution when using on premature infants or infants under the age of 2 months.

Will this help with a yeast infection?

No. The manufacturer does not recommend using this product on any genitalia.

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