Betasept® Antiseptic Surgical Scrub is indicated for surgical hand-scrubbing, healthcare personnel hand-washing, preoperative patient prepping, and general skin degerming. (Another antiseptic product from Purdue is Betadine® Microbicides.)

Active Ingredient Is Chlorhexidine Gluconate 4%

The active ingredient in Betasept Antiseptic Surgical Scrub is chlorhexidine gluconate 4%, which provides rapid antiseptic action with a persistent antimicrobial effect against a wide range of microorganisms.

See more specific product information in Drug Facts for Betasept, including warnings and directions.

Warnings for Betasept products:

  • For external use only
  • Do not use if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredient of this product. Betasept should not come in contact with meninges, be used in the genital area, or as a preoperative skin preparation of the head or face
  • When using this product keep out of eyes, ears, and mouth
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation, sensitization, or allergic reaction occurs
  • Keep out of reach of children

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