Safe and Effective Wound Care

Caring for yourself or your loved ones should be simple and worry-free. Dakin’s offers the affordable wound care products you need.

Kills MSRA, VRE, and more within 30 seconds

Effective against biofilm-forming bacteria

Safe, no-rinse formulation

No Antibiotics, Alcohol or Steroids

2-year shelf life, even after opening

2–4 times cheaper than competitor's products

Dakin’s Wound Cleansers

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser is a non-irritating, no-wash cleanser that’s gentle on skin but effective for helping to treat both acute and chronic wounds.

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser has the same formulation as our “Di-Dak-Sol” and “Woundclenz” solutions. We have merged them into one unified product to simplify the purchasing process for health staff and patients.

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Pro is the same formulation as our best selling drug, Dakin’s Quarter Strength. This solution uses .125% Sodium Hypochlorite as a solution preservative.

Our Wound Cleanser formulas are non-irritating, non-cytotoxic, and have been proven to be effective against a wide variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds.

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Original Dakin’s Solution

Comes in 4 strengths

Explore your options to find the affordable solution best suited for your needs.

Dakin’s Solution safely and effectively treats a variety of wounds, including cuts, abrasions, skin ulcers, infections of the skin and tissues, and pre- or post-surgical wounds.

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.

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Frequently-Asked Questions

#1—It’s pronounced, “Day-kinz”. Find more answers below!

When and how should I use Dakin's?

Dakin’s is used in any situation where there is a need to safely irrigate or wash wounds. We regularly sell to a range of medical professionals including Endocrinologists, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Wound-Care Professionals, Hospital Pharmacists and General Pharmacies.

Dakin’s has been used for all types of acute and chronic wounds, including:

  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Pre and Post Surgery Wounds

Flush wound or affected area until clean. For wound management, use as an irrigant, cleanser or the wetting agent for a wet-to-moist dressing.

Apply once daily for 5-10 minutes for a wound with light or moderate discharge. Apply twice daily for 10-15 minutes for a wound with heavy discharge

Are Dakin's products available over the counter?

Yes, all of the current products are over the counter (OTC) and do not require prescriptions. View our list of current wholesalers here. for other sales inquires please contact us.

Additionally, anyone can buy Dakin’s online though our store (coming soon) and through Amazon.com. Dakin’s can also be requested at any CVS Pharmacy or Walmart Pharmacy, as well as many other pharmacies across America.

What is the stability process for Dakin's?

The below is currently applicable to our Dakin’s Solution line. More information will be made available on the Wound Cleanser line soon.

Typical Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions deteriorate quickly, especially when exposed to light, heat, or contamination with metallic ions. The United States Pharmacopeia, current revision, states that Sodium Hypochlorite Topical Solution has a shelf life of seven (7) days after the day on which it was compounded.

In contrast to typical Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions Century’s Dakin’s® and Di-Dak-Sol® products use high quality, purified water with low metallic ions; and the products are manufactured with special equipment, under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Due to this extra care, the stability of our Dakin’s® and Di-Dak-Sol® (Diluted Dakin’s Solution®) products are much longer than typical Sodium Hypochlorite Topical Solutions.

Product Shelf life based on thousands of stability studies performed in the past:

  • Dakin’s Full Strength® (0.50%) — 12 months
  • Dakin’s Half Strength® (0.25%) — 24 months
  • Dakin’s Quarter Strength® (0.125%) — 24 months
  • Di-Dak-Sol® (0.0125%) — 24 months

According to cGMP, at least one lot of each drug manufactured shall be tested annually, until it’s expiration date, in order to verify the expiration date of the product. In contrast, every single lot of Dakin’s® and Di-Dak-Sol is monitored and tested until it’s expiration date; and not only once, but many times per year.

While it is costly to perform several stability tests throughout the life of each lot of Dakin’s® and Di-Dak-Sol®, Century has decided to monitor these products for total customer satisfaction.

We do not recommend further dilution of our Dakin’s® and Di-Dak-Sol® products, due to the fact that we cannot control the process, nor the quality of the water used for the dilution. Although we are aware some facilities dilute our products, we cannot guarantee the diluted product’s effectiveness, nor it’s stability. If dilution is necessary, the final product should be used immediately.

How is stability and expiration monitored and set?

Typical Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions deteriorate quickly, especially when exposed to light, heat, or contamination with metallic ions. The United States Pharmacopeia, current revision, states that Sodium Hypochlorite Topical Solution has a shelf life of seven (7) days after the day on which it was compounded.

In contrast to typical Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions Century’s Dakin’s® and Di-Dak-Sol® products use high quality, purified water with low metallic ions; and the products are manufactured with special equipment, under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Due to this extra care, the stability of our Dakin’s® and Di-Dak-Sol® (Diluted Dakin’s Solution®) products are much longer than typical Sodium Hypochlorite Topical Solutions.

Product Shelf life based on thousands of stability studies performed in the past:

  • Dakin’s Full Strength® (0.50%) — 12 months
  • Dakin’s Half Strength® (0.25%) — 24 months
  • Dakin’s Quarter Strength® (0.125%) — 24 months
  • Di-Dak-Sol® (0.0125%) — 24 months

According to cGMP, at least one lot of each drug manufactured shall be tested annually, until its expiration date, in order to verify the expiration date of the product. In contrast, every single lot of Dakin’s® and Di-Dak-Sol is monitored and tested until its expiration date; and not only once, but many times per year.

While it is costly to perform several stability tests throughout the life of each lot of Dakin’s® and Di-Dak-Sol®, Century has decided to monitor these products for total customer satisfaction.

We do not recommend further dilution of our Dakin’s® and Di-Dak-Sol® products, due to the fact that we cannot control the process, nor the quality of the water used for the dilution. Although we are aware some facilities dilute our products, we cannot guarantee the diluted product’s effectiveness, nor its stability. If dilution is necessary, the final product should be used immediately.

What makes Dakin's by Century Pharmaceuticals, Inc. so unique?

No other version of Dakin’s Solution is as stable or long-lasting. Our solution is pH-balanced to ensure maximum safety and efficacy.

Home made solutions may last 2 days, but our products last a year or two, depending on the strength. We follow cGMP standards when manufacturing, and have been serving the medical industry since 1966. 

How long does Dakin's by Century Pharmaceuticals last once opened?

Dakin’s products are rated for a two year expiration, even when opened. The exception to this is Dakin’s Solutions Full Strength (0.5%), which lasts a year. For these products to last till expiration, simply keep the cap closed when not in use and store at room temperature (20-25° C /68-77° F), ideally in a medicine cabinet protected from light.

How is Dakin's price set?

Dakin’s is sold mainly to wholesalers at a competitive and consistent price. We’ve never changed prices without a three month notice, and never due to a pandemic or crisis. You can order from us directly. We cannot control the pricing of Dakin’s from a pharmacy or online store. For a study on the cost effectiveness, please see the medical study here.

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Where to Buy Dakin’s

Order Dakin’s online or through your local pharmacy.

Dakin’s is an over-the-counter product, so you won’t need a prescription.

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I completely agree with my wound care doctor. Dakin’s really does speed the healing process!

Deborah

Your product rocks! Due to my Lymphedema I frequently have open wounds. Without this product, I know they wouldn’t close. This product is without a doubt God sent. I don’t know what I do without it.

Sue Wolfman