Baseal 5 mg / ml Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Precautions & Warnings

BASEAL 5 mg / ml, solution for skin application, 125 ml vial
82 / 100

Generic drug of the Therapeutic class: Dermatology
Active ingredients: Chlorhexidine

Medicinal product withdrawn from the market on 09/14/2010

what is Baseal medication used for and indication?

Antisepsis of superficial wounds and of weak extent.

Note : Antiseptic agents are not sterilizing: they temporarily reduce the number of microorganisms.

Baseal Dosage

A spray twice a day, directly on the wound.

Baseal Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity to chlorhexidine or to any of the ingredients.
  • Do not apply in the eyes, ears or on mucous membranes.
  • This product must not penetrate into the auditory canal, in particular in the event of tympanic perforation, nor, in general, be placed in contact with nervous tissue or the meninges.
  • This specialty cannot be used for the disinfection of microsurgical equipment or for the antisepsis of healthy skin before surgery (antisepsis of the operating field and antisepsis of puncture, injection or transfusion areas).

How To Take Baseal ?

Method of administration :

The solution is ready to use. It is to be applied directly to the wounds.

how does Baseal work?

Transcutaneous absorption of chlorhexidine through the skin in a physiological state is negligible, even in newborns.

How To Store Baseal ?

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Expiration date

Do not use BASEAL 5 mg / g,  after the expiry date stated on the box.

Storage conditions

There are no special storage precautions.

If necessary, warnings against certain visible signs of deterioration

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist what to do with any unused medicine. These measures will help protect the environment.

Baseal Side Effects

Risk of local allergy, usually manifested by contact eczema.

Risk of general allergy up (rarely) to anaphylactic shock, particularly when used on:

  • the injured skin
  • mucous membranes
  • ulcerations of the lower limbs, with the possibility of aggravation of a superinfected lesion during prolonged use.

Baseal Interactions

Given the possible interferences (antagonism, inactivation), the simultaneous or successive use of antiseptics should be avoided except with the other cationic components.

Effects on ability to Drive and use machines

  • Not applicable.
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Warnings and Precautions


  • External use only.
  • Risk of sensitization to chlorhexidine.
  • Although the transcutaneous absorption of chlorhexidine is very low, the risk of systemic passage cannot be excluded. These systemic effects could be favored by repeated applications, by use on a large skin area, under an occlusive dressing, on injured skin (especially burned), mucous membranes, premature or infant skin (due to the report area / weight and the effect of occlusion of layers at the seat).
  • As soon as the packaging of an antiseptic preparation is opened, microbial contamination is possible.


  • Any antiseptic should be used with precautions in conditions where a systemic effect may be feared, in particular in infants, in the event of damaged skin, or on a large surface (see section warnings).


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What happens if I overdose from Baseal ?

  • In the event of massive oral ingestion, perform gastric lavage. The acute oral toxicity of chlorhexidine is low (digestive absorption almost negligible).
  • Contact a poison control center.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

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What happens if you stop taking Baseal ?

  • Not applicable.
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What is  Forms and Composition ?

Appearance and shape

  • Lack of information in the MA.
  • 125 ml in a bottle (HDPE) closed with a pump cap (PE and polypropylene).


Active ingredient Solution for skin application
Chlorhexidine 0.5 g *
* per unit dose

Active ingredients: Chlorhexidine
  • Decyl polyglucoside aqueous solution .
  • Glycerol.
  • Trolamine qs pH = 5.25-6.25 .
  • Purified water.

No excipient with known effect 

  • is not present in the composition of this drug


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Special warnings:

  • For pregnant and breastfeeding women, the elderly, boys and drivers, and use before surgery.

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  • It treats possible side effects and drug interactions that require attention and its effect on continuous use.
  • The information contained in this medicine is based on medical literature, but it is not a substitute for consulting a doctor.
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