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Generic Name: sodium hypochlorite topical (SOE dee um HYE poe KLOR ite)
Brand Name: Anasept, Anasept Cleanser, Dakins Full Strength Solution, Di-Dak-Sol, Hysept
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Drug Information:
Hysept is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Hysept is used to treat or prevent infections caused by cuts or abrasions, skin ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, or surgery. Hysept may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use Hysept if you are sensitive to chlorine products (such as bleach). You should not use Hysept if you are allergic to it, or if you are sensitive to chlorine products (such as bleach). FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Hysept will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. Learn more

Hysept Side Effects

Hysept Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about sodium hypochlorite topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Hysept.

Applies to sodium hypochlorite topical: external gel, external liquid, external solution

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad irritation where this drug is used.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Irritation where this drug is used.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

More about Hysept (sodium hypochlorite topical)

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  • Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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