Chlorofluor Gel

If you have a bottle of Chlorofluor gel please STOP use and return it to the place of purchase.

bcdental patients are asked to return to bottles of Chlorofuor Gel batch BK119 to reception at 7 North Concourse Beaumaris.

Taken directly from TGA publication 30 June 2016 

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Professional Dentist Supplies, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling batch number BK 119 of Chlorofluor Gel (all bottle sizes) due to bacterial contamination.

Chloroflour Gel bottles

Chlorofluor Gel is an oral hygiene product containing 2 mg/ml chlorhexidine. It can be purchased over-the-counter and is used in private settings, as well as in hospitals.

The contamination was identified following a cluster of cases ofcolonisation or infection in intensive care patients at a single hospital. Investigations are ongoing but have included testing of unopened bottles of Chlorofluor Gel from the same batch that was used in the treatment of the affected patients. This testing detected high levels ofBurkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia).

B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, people with weakened immune systems, such as intensive care patients, may be more susceptible to B. cepacia infections and at increased risk of associated health problems.

The effects of B. cepacia infection vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all, to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with chronic lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis.


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