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BD ChloraPrep™

Skin antisepsis for every surgical and vascular access procedure. Because all patients are vulnerable to the risk of infection.

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About BD ChloraPrep™

BD ChloraPrep™ skin preparation is a rapid-acting, persistent and broad-spectrum antiseptic for a wide range of procedures. The 2% w/v chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) & 70% v/v isopropyl alcohol (IPA) formulation acts fast and keeps fighting bacteria for at least 48 hours.1

Features and Benefits

The BD ChloraPrep™ advantage

With BD ChloraPrep™ skin preparation, you benefit from a clinically proven formulation and efficacy to advance performance.

Why skin prep matters

BD ChloraPrep™ is a one-step, single-use fully sterile 2% w/v CHG & 70% v/v IPA skin antisepsis solution that is proven effective and persistent in reducing a broad spectrum of microorganisms.1,2

Using BD ChloraPrep™

BD is here to support you with clear guidance and product labeling that will ensure the proper use of BD ChloraPrep™ products.

D ChloraPrep™ versus traditional prep
BD ChloraPrep™ applicators offer a sustainable antiseptic solution

Multi-use skin antiseptics and ancillary products may generate more waste, hinder efficiency and impact supply chain by taking up more shelf space. 

The BD single-use sterile skin applicators may be more sustainable than traditional prep methods and pre-op skin prep trays.3,4,5


Not all products and services may be available in your area. Please contact a BD representative for more information.


  1. Hibbard, J. Analysis comparing the antimicrobial activity and safety of current antiseptics: a review. J Infusion Nursing, 2005, 28(3):194–207.
  2. Denton G. Chlorhexidine. In: Block S, ed. Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation. 5th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001:321–336.
  3. Casey, A. L., Badia, J. M., Higgins, A., Korndorffer, J., Mantyh, C., Mimoz, O., & Moro, M. (2017). Skin antisepsis: It’s not only what you use, it’s the way that you use it. Journal of Hospital Infection, 96(3), 221–222. doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2017.04.019
  4. NICE. (2019). Health economic model report. Retrieved from
  5. Rougereau, G., Chatelain, L., Terracher, R., Zadegan, F., & Ollat, D. (2022). Surgical solutions for preoperative skin preparation in total hip arthroplasty: A cost-effectiveness analysis of Betadine® and ChloraprepTM. Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research, 108(6), 103355. doi:10.1016/j.otsr.2022.103355

Adverse Events
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