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The PrevahexCHX Advantage

The entrotech life sciences technology in PrevahexCHX incorporates the pure form of chlorhexidine (CHX) into a variety of thin film transparent dressings, offering the only FDA cleared CHX dressing with complete antimicrobial protection throughout the transparent areas of the dressing.

  • Rapid onset of action
  • Free of p-chloroaniline (PCA)
  • Free of gluconic acid and accetic acid (skin irritant, acidic and potenially skin corrosive additive)
  • No activation by moisture, blood, sweat or alcohol required
  • No skin irritating salts, acids, colophony or binders
  • Antimicrobial protection for up to seven days
  • Transparent dressing allows full site visualization

Other Chlorhexidine-based Dressings...

  • Can take up to three days to demonstrate significant antimicrobial activity
  • Require moisture, alcohol, water or sweat to activate
  • Contain p-chloroaniline (PCA) (acutely toxic, skin sensitizer, carcinogen)
  • Commonly contain acrylic, acid, colophony and other skin irritating additives
  • Do not allow for full site visualization
Dressing Attributes PrevahexCHX Covalon SurgiClear™ CHA-Silver Silicone Biopatch® Pad CHG Foam 3M Tegaderm CHG Gel Pad
Broad-spectrum efficacy against gram-positive, gram-negative, yeasts (> 5log 10 reduction) × × ×
CHX antimicrobial protection throughout transparent areas of dressing × × ×
Transparent Polyurethane Thin Film Dressing × × ×
Rapid Onset of Action × × ×
Free of skin irritants, such as acids, salts, binders or colophony × × ×
PCA-Free × × ×
Up to Seven Days of Protection
Compatible with gamma irradiation and ethylene oxide sterilization × × ×

Dressing Attributes

Broad-spectrum efficacy against gram-positive, gram-negative, yeasts (> 5log 10 reduction)

PrevahexCHX

Covalon SurgiClear™ CHA-Silver Silicone ×

Biopatch® PadCHG Foam ×

3M Tegaderm™ CHG Get Pad ×

CHX antimicrobial protection throughout transparent areas of dressing

PrevahexCHX

Covalon SurgiClear™ CHA-Silver Silicone ×

Biopatch® PadCHG Foam ×

3M Tegaderm™ CHG Get Pad ×

Transparent Polyurethane Thin Film Dressing

PrevahexCHX

Covalon SurgiClear™ CHA-Silver Silicone ×

Biopatch® PadCHG Foam ×

3M Tegaderm™ CHG Get Pad ×

Rapid Onset of Action

PrevahexCHX

Covalon SurgiClear™ CHA-Silver Silicone ×

Biopatch® PadCHG Foam ×

3M Tegaderm™ CHG Get Pad ×

Free of skin irritants, such as acids, salts, binders or colophony

PrevahexCHX

Covalon SurgiClear™ CHA-Silver Silicone ×

Biopatch® PadCHG Foam ×

3M Tegaderm™ CHG Get Pad ×

PCA-Free

PrevahexCHX

Covalon SurgiClear™ CHA-Silver Silicone ×

Biopatch® PadCHG Foam ×

3M Tegaderm™ CHG Get Pad ×

Up to Seven Days of Protection

PrevahexCHX

Covalon SurgiClear™ CHA-Silver Silicone

Biopatch® PadCHG Foam

3M Tegaderm™ CHG Get Pad

Compatible with gamma irradiation and ethylene oxide sterilization

PrevahexCHX

Covalon SurgiClear™ CHA-Silver Silicone ×

Biopatch® PadCHG Foam ×

3M Tegaderm™ CHG Get Pad ×

PrevahexCHX is available in three dressing products, including single sterile or in bulk, non-sterile.

To learn more about PrevahexCHX antimicrobial dressings, please contact us