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Phisohex (hexachlorophene 3 %) detergent cleanser

Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) -- July 2009


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  • updated


Information for Patients
  • Statement concerning use on burned or denuded skin moved and revised
    • Phisohex must not be used for bathing infants unless specifically recommended by a physician. Infants may absorb the active compound in Phisohex more readily than older children and adults. Such absorption has been associated with central nervous system effects such as convulsions.