March 21, 2017

Oxychlorosene topical solution

What is Oxychlorosene topical solution?

OXYCHLOROSENE (Clorpactin® WCS-90) is a solution that is used to clean and disinfect the skin, infected wounds, or burns. It can also be used to treat infections or wounds in the mouth, vagina, bladder, and colon. In some situations, your health care professional will use oxychlorosene in the office for special procedures. Generic oxychlorosene is not yet available.

What should my health care professional know before I receive Oxychlorosene?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • bladder obstruction or urethral stricture

  • an unusual reaction to oxychlorosene, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should this medicine be used?

Oxychlorosene topical solution is only used topically as an irrigation or rinse; do not swallow the solution. The solution can be applied to the skin, used as a mouthwash, or inserted into the vagina or rectum. Follow the directions on the label. Use oxychlorosene solution as directed by your health care professional. Applying the solution to areas other than those prescribed by your health care professional can cause skin irritation, discomfort, or burning.

If oxychlorosene is given to you as a powder, contact your health care professional for directions on mixing it with water to form a solution. The powder should not be used without mixing it in water as it can cause burns and severe skin damage.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

It is important to use oxychlorosene as directed by your health care professional. Your infection, wounds, or burns need regular attention. If you forget to use oxychlorosene, use it as soon as you remember. Do not use double or extra doses.

What drug(s) may interact with Oxychlorosene?

Only use wound dressings and medications that your health care professional provides or prescribes for you. Do not mix oxychlorosene with other medications as they may make oxychlorosene less effective. If you have a question, ask your healthcare professional.

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What should I watch for while taking Oxychlorosene?

Visit your health care professional for checks on your progress. If your wound or infection begins to look worse, becomes smelly or smellier, has colored discharge or more discharge, or increases in size, contact your health care professional. You may need a change in your treatment.

If you develop fever, chills, low blood pressure, dizziness, rapid heartbeat (racing heart), or confusion, contact your health care professional immediately; you may have an infection of your blood.

What side effects may I notice from receiving Oxychlorosene?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • pain or discomfort after using oxychlorosene

  • skin redness, irritation or damage

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Oxychlorosene solution will be mixed by your pharmacist. The solution should be stored in a closed container. It can be stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (between 59 and 86 degrees F) or in the refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (between 36 and 46 degrees F). If stored at room temperature, the solution should be thrown away within 5 days of mixing the powder with water. If stored in the refrigerator, the solution should be thrown away within 10 days of mixing the powder with water. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.


March 21, 2017


U.S. FDA-approved Package Insert