Safe, affordable wound healing

Caring for yourself or a loved one should be simple and worry-free. Only Dakin’s offers multiple non-antibiotic wound wash and wound healing formulations for the effective at-home care of acute, chronic, and everyday wounds—including burns, cuts, diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, and more.

Kills MSRA, VRE, and more within 30 seconds

Effective against biofilm-forming bacteria

Safe, no-rinse wound healing formulation

No Antibiotics, Alcohol or Steroids

2-year shelf life, even after opening

2–4 times cheaper than competitor's products

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser and Wound Cleanser Pro

  Dakin’s Wound Cleansers are non-irritating, no-wash wound healing solutions for gentle, but effective, acute and chronic wound treatment. Our two Wound Cleanser formulations feature updated labels and are sold as “medical devices” rather than as “drugs,” offering more flexibility for medical professionals and patients. 

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser is our wound healing solution with the same formulation and two-year shelf life as our “Di-Dak-Sol” solution, and uses 0.0125% Sodium Hypochlorite as a solution preservative. 

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Pro has the same formulation and two-year shelf life as our best-selling drug, Dakin’s Quarter Strength wound management solution. Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Pro uses 0.125% Sodium Hypochlorite as a solution preservative.

Looking for a Puracyn Plus Pro or Vashe wound cleanser alternative? Our wound wash and wound healing solutions are non-irritating, antibiotic- and alcohol-free, do not impede wound healing, and are 2-4x less expensive than competitor’s wound care products.


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Original Dakin’s Solution

 Help your healing process with four wound wash formulations for complex, chronic, and everyday wounds

 Our original Dakin’s Solution® comes in four different concentrations to help you achieve balanced wound healing. Ask your doctor about the best Dakin’s formulation for your wound and treatment plan.

Dakin’s Solution® can be used to safely, simply, and effectively treat wounds like:

  • Burns
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure sores and bed sores
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Infections of the skin and tissues
  • Pre- and post-surgical wounds

Whether the particular injuries you’re treating require our Full Strength, Half Strength, Quarter Strength, or Di-Dak-Sol® you can rest assured knowing you’re using a solution that’s safe, effective, affordable, 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 wound healing products may be used in any situation where a dressing solution, irrigant, or wound wash formula is needed. That’s what makes Dakin’s wound care solutions an effective Puracyn Plus Pro or Vashe wound cleanser alternative.

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

  • Burns, Cuts, and Skin Abrasions
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Pre- and Post-Surgery Wounds

To use Dakin’s as a wound cleanser, flush the wound or affected area until clean. For wound management, use as an irrigant, cleanser, or as a wet-to-dry wound dressing solution.

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 wound wash products available over the counter?

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

Additionally, anyone can buy Dakin’s online through our store and through Dakin’s can also be requested for pickup at any CVS Pharmacy or Walmart Pharmacy, as well as many other pharmacies across the US.

How are 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, our wound wash solutions 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 is much longer than typical Sodium Hypochlorite Topical Solutions.

Our product shelf life is 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?

Homemade wound healing solutions may last two 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. 

Our solution is also pH-balanced to ensure maximum safety and efficacy.

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 until 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, and you can order from us directly. We cannot control the pricing of Dakin’s from a pharmacy or a third-party online store. For a study on cost-effectiveness, please see the medical study here.

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Where to Buy Dakin’s

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

Order Directly from Century Pharmaceuticals

Cases of 8 bottles

We’re the only manufacturer of pre-made Dakin’s Solution.

Orders typically ship in 3–5 days

Order through an online retailer

Single bottles and Cases Available

You can order Dakin’s wound healing products online through our trusted retail partner, Medical Monks.

Orders typically ship within 1 business day.

Request Through Your Pharmacy

Dakin’s isn’t stocked on most pharmacy shelves, but you can request it from your pharmacist. Our wholesalers supply most of the major brands.

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


“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