Cleansing skin and preventing the spread of infection. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
PHisoHex is a topical antibacterial cleanser. It works like a detergent to cleanse skin and prevents the growth of certain bacteria.
Incidence not known
Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
cracked, dry, or scaly skin
increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
redness or other discoloration of the skin
If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking hexachlorophene topical, get emergency help immediately:
Symptoms of overdose
Abdominal or stomach cramps
cold, clammy skin
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
fast, weak pulse
increase in heart rate
loss of appetite
unusual tiredness or weakness
Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.