Chlorhexidine (Not Prophylactic)

Chlorhexidine (Not Prophylactic)

PEP Topic 

Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic that has a broad spectrum effect against both gram-positive and -negative bacteria. Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse, which contains glycerol, coloring, flavoring and other compounds, has been studied in patients with cancer for the prevention and treatment of mucositis. (Note: prophylactic use before development of mucositis has a different PEP category than the use of chlorhexidine in patients who already have mucositis symptoms.)

Not Recommended for Practice

Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis

Guideline/Expert Opinion