septivon solution for skin application Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Precautions & Warnings

SEPTIVON 1.5%, solution for skin application, 500 ml bottle
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SEPTIVON 1.5%, solution for skin application >> Generic drug of the Therapeutic class: Dermatology
Active ingredients: Chlorhexidine

what is septivon ?

This medication is usually prescribed for:

  • Primarily bacterial skin disease
  • Skin condition susceptible to superinfection

what is septivon medication used for and indication?

This medication is indicated for cleansing and local adjunctive treatment of skin conditions that are infected or at risk of becoming infected.

Presentation (s) available for Septivon 1,5%

3 presentations are available for this drug:

  • 1 bottle (s) high density polyethylene (HDPE) of 250 ml
  • 1 bottle (s) high density polyethylene (HDPE) of 500 ml
  • 1 bottle (s) high density polyethylene (HDPE) of 2000 ml
Pharmaceutical class antiseptics and disinfectants
Active substance (s) per 100 ml: chlorhexidine digluconate (1.5 g)
General medicine no
Pharmaceutical form solution for application
Route (s) of administration cutaneous
Social security reimbursement rate 15%
Conditions of issue restricted prescription drug

septivon Dosage


External use. Do not swallow.

This product can be used pure or diluted.

Pure use:

  • Brushing on small lesions,
  • In washing.

Diluted use:

  • In washing: pour 3 caps for 1 liter of water,
  • In soaking: pour 3 caps for 2 liters of water,
  • For the vulvar toilet: pour 3 caps for 1 liter of water.

The diluted solution must be prepared at the time of use, do not keep the mixture for later use.

Close the bottle tightly after each use.

septivon Contraindications

Never use SEPTIVON 1.5%, solution for skin application in the following cases:

  • Known allergy to chlorhexidine or any of the ingredients,
  • For the disinfection of medico-surgical equipment,
  • In application in the eyes,
  • In application in the ears in case of eardrum perforation.


how does septivon work?

Pharmacotherapeutic group: ANTISEPTICS AND DISINFECTANTS, ATC code: D08AC02.

Action mechanism

  • Solution of chlorhexidine (derivative of biguanides) in a foaming cationic surfactant excipient.
  • Bactericidal antiseptic against Gram + germs and, to a lesser degree, Gram -.
  • Antifungal action on Candida albicans.
  • This product combines a detergent and bactericidal effect.

How To Store septivon ?

  • Keep this medication out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the package after EXP. The expiration date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Before opening : Store at a temperature not exceeding + 25 ° C.
  • After opening : Do not keep for more than 3 months.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via a wastewater treatment plant or with household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away the medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

septivon Side Effects

Like all medicines, SEPTIVON 1.5%, solution for skin application can have side effects, although not everybody is subject to them:

  • Contact eczema (allergic reaction of the skin), especially since it is damaged skin, mucous membranes or ulcerations of the lower limbs.
  • Rarely, general allergic accident up to anaphylactic shock.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, or if any side effects get serious, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

septivon Interactions

  • Given the possible interference (antagonism, inactivation) the simultaneous or successive use of antiseptics and soap should be avoided.
  • Physico-chemical incompatibility with all anionic derivatives (soaps, certain antiseptics, etc.).
  • Do not use cork stoppers, as these may decrease the antibacterial activity of chlorhexidine.

Effects on ability to Drive and use machines

  • Not applicable.
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SEPTIVON 1.5%, solution for skin application does not contain any excipient with known effect

Warnings and Precautions

External use

  • Although the transcutaneous absorption of chlorhexidine is very low, the risk of systemic effects cannot be excluded. They are all the more to be feared as the antiseptic is used over a large area, on damaged skin (in particular burnt) a mucous membrane, premature or infant skin (due to the surface / weight ratio and the diaper occlusion effect at the seat).
  • The use of chlorhexidine solutions, alcoholic or aqueous, for antisepsis of the skin, before invasive surgery has been associated with chemical burns in newborns. Based on reported cases and published literature, this risk appears to be higher in premature infants, especially those born before 32 weeks of gestation and in the first 2 weeks of life.
  • Remove all soaked materials, gowns or drape before proceeding. Do not use excessive amounts and do not leave the solution in folds of the skin or on the patient or on sheets or other material in direct contact with the patient. When occlusive dressings are used on areas previously exposed to SEPTIVON 1.5%, every precaution should be taken to ensure that there is no excess product before applying the dressing.
  • As soon as the packaging of an antiseptic preparation is opened, microbial contamination is possible.
  • The volume of this bottle greater than 250 ml exposes a risk of contamination of the solution in the event of prolonged use after opening.


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What happens if I overdose from septivon ?

In case of massive oral ingestion, contact a poison control center.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to use SEPTIVON 1.5%, solution for skin application:

  • Do not use a double dose to make up for the single dose you forgot to use.

What happens if you stop taking septivon ?

If you stop using SEPTIVON 1.5%, solution for skin application:

  • Not applicable.
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If you have further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What is  Forms and Composition ?

Appearance and shape

Lack of information in the MA.

500 ml bottle (HDPE) closed with a stopper (PEBD).

Other shapes

  • TRICLOCARBAN OMEGA PHARMA 0.5%, solution for skin application, 2000 ml bottle
  • TRICLOCARBAN OMEGA PHARMA 0.5%, solution for skin application, bottle of 750 ml
  • SEPTIVON 1.5%, solution for skin application, 250 ml bottle
  • TRICLOCARBAN OMEGA PHARMA 0.5%, solution for skin application, 250 ml bottle
  • TRICLOCARBAN OMEGA PHARMA 0.5%, solution for skin application, bottle of 500 ml


  • This medication is in the form of a solution for skin application. Bottle of 250 ml, 500 ml or 2000 ml.


Active ingredient Solution for skin application
Chlorhexidine 1.5 g *

* per unit dose

Active ingredients: Chlorhexidine
Excipients: Alcanamidopropylbetaine , Copra fatty acid diethanolamide , Sodium acetate , Polyalkylene glycol 3000 , Pine fragrance , Purified water

No excipient with known effect 

  • is not present in the composition of this drug


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Additional information:

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Special warnings:

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

Side effects:

  • 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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