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Dakin’s Solution was the first use of Sodium Hypochlorite in wound care. While the original 1916 formula could only last two days, our products and formulations have been modified to last up to two years. For stable and effective formulations, look no further.

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Effective Against Viruses, Fungi, Yeasts, Molds, and Bacteria

Kills MSRA, VRE, and More Within 30 Seconds

Helps Cleanse Wounds

Improved Formulation on the Classic Wound Cleanser

No Antibiotics, No Alcohol, No Steroids, No Rinse Formula

Lasts on the Shelf for Up to Two Years

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser by Century Pharmaceuticals is the ideal solution for all of your wound care needs. Whether it’s pre or post-surgery, diabetic ulcers, burns, our cleanser is efficient and effective.

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser has the same formulation as our “Di-Dak-Sol” and “Woundclenz” as they merge into one unified product to simplify the purchasing process for consumers, health staff, and patients.

Our formula is non-irritating, non-cytotoxic, and has been proven to be effective against a wide variety of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds. Dakin’s Wound Cleanser has been proven to kill even highly resistant bacteria, like MRSA and VRE, within only 30 seconds. Dakin’s Wound Cleanser has a 2-year shelf life, which greatly surpasses the 7-day shelf life of other on-site mixtures. Our products are also routinely tested to ensure maximum safety and quality.

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Pro

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Pro has the same formulation as our Dakin’s Wound Cleanser. This cleanser is highly effective against a wide variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, yeasts, molds, and resistant microorganisms. It has even shown efficacy against biofilm!

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Pro has a 2-year shelf life, which greatly surpasses the 7-day shelf life of other on-site mixtures. This Wound Cleanser does not require dilution or on-site mixing prior to use, making it as easy as possible to care for your patient’s wounds and injuries. Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Pro offers a no-sting formula so that wounds can be cleaned comfortably.

Dakin’s Solution Product Line

Century carries four different strengths of Dakin’s Solution®. Explore your options to find the solution best suited for the needs of your loved ones, patients or yourself.

Dakin’s Solution® is suitable for safely treating your loved ones and patients of a variety of Chronic Wounds, Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds, Palliative Wounds, Pressure Ulcers, Surgical Wounds and Venous Ulcers among other applications.

Unlike similar products, our Dakin’s Solution requires no on-site mixing. Whether the particular injuries you are treating require our Full Strength, Half Strength, Quarter Strength or Di-Dak-Sol® you can rest assured knowing you are using a solution that is safe, effective and long-lasting. This also eliminates any chance for error that often comes along with similar on-site mixtures.


Dakin’s Surface Cleanser

Use Dakin’s Surface Cleanser to make sure all of your surfaces are as clean as possible. This surface cleanser is highly effective against a wide variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, yeasts, molds, and resistant microorganisms.

In under 30 seconds, Dakin’s Surface Cleanser gets to work sterilizing your surfaces. Dakin’s Surface Cleanser has a 2-year shelf life, which greatly surpasses the 7-day shelf life of other on-site mixtures. Our cleanser does not require dilution or on-site mixing prior to use, making it as easy as possible to care for any of your surfaces. This product can be used on a variety of materials, including wood, tile, metal, granite, and more!


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News and Information For Professionals

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"This is my 'Go To' product when I have a potentially serious wound (cat bite or scratch) as I am chronically ill with several auto-immune diseases and on prednisone for the past 30 yrs. This product has done wonders where other products have failed to clear up acute cellulitis, I'm including oral antibiotics in this statement. Thanks to my dermatologist who suggested I try Dakin's, a severe case of cellulitis was notably improved in 24hrs of applying your product. Dakin's is now a staple in my medicine cabinet... Amazing Product, Thank You!"
- Patrina K.

"Dakin's Solution is a staple in wound care treatment. Correct concentrations are imperative for successful wound healing. Century Pharmaceuticals' premixed Dakin's Solutions allow me to focus on treating my patients. Multiple strengths and light protecting packaging make sure my patients get the best quality product for their wound care. I recommend their products anytime I use Dakin’s for wound care."
- Stephanie, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN