Dakin’s Wound Cleaning Products

Our over-the-counter wound care products offer medical professionals and their patients the affordable, simple wound treatment solutions they need through every stage of recovery. Explore our full line of wound cleaning products below, or contact our team to learn more about each Dakin’s strength.

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Dakin's Wound Cleansers

Our two Wound Cleansers feature updated labels and are sold as medical devices, rather than as drugs, offering more flexibility for purchasing departments and patients. Both wound cleaning products are non-irritating, non-sensitizing, and have been shown effective against biofilm-forming bacteria, MRSA, VRE, and more.

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser

Item Number: DWC-16-CAP

Category: Non-Cytotoxic

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser (Sodium Hypochlorite 0.0125% as solution preservative) uses the same formula and is the same strength as Di-Dak-Sol® (including the 2-year shelf life).

An independent third party tested and found Dakin’s Wound Cleanser to be effective against a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, yeasts, molds, and resistant microorganisms. These resistant bacteria, including MRSA and VRE, were killed after just 30 seconds of exposure.

Key benefits:

  • Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial. Fights against viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and molds – including resistant strains such as MRSA and VRE
  • Non-irritating, Non-cytotoxic, Non-sensitizing
  • No Antibiotics, No Alcohol, No Steroids, No-Rinse Formula
  • Wound cleanser with Sodium Hypochlorite as solution preservative

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser is suitable for cleaning, irrigating, and treating a wide variety of wounds, but consult your doctor or pharmacist about your specific case or needs, and for help choosing the best version of Dakin’s suited for your injury or wound.

Weight
128 oz

Storage
Store at room temperature (20-25° C / 68-77° F)

Ingredients
Purified Water, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hypochlorite 0.0125% w/v (solution preservative)

Uses
For mechanical cleansing of dirt and debris from skin abrasions, cuts, and minor irritations.

Directions
Flush wound or affected area until clean. For wound management, use as an irrigant, cleanser for 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.

Notes
Same formulation as Di-Dak-Sol.

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Pro

Item Number: DWCP-16-CAP

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Pro (Sodium Hypochlorite 0.125% as a solution preservative) uses the same formula and is the same strength as Dakin’s Quarter Strength (including the 2-year shelf life).

Key benefits:

  • Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial. Fights against viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and molds – including resistant strains such as MRSA and VRE
  • Non-irritating, Non-sensitizing
  • Does not inhibit wound healing
  • No Antibiotics, No Alcohol, No Steroids, No-Rinse Formula
  • Wound cleanser with Sodium Hypochlorite as solution preservative

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser is suitable for cleaning, irrigating, and treating a wide variety of wounds, but consult your doctor or pharmacist about your specific case or needs, and for help choosing the best version of Dakin’s suited for your injury or wound.

Weight
128 oz

Storage
Store at room temperature (20-25° C / 68-77° F)

Ingredients
Purified Water, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hypochlorite 0.125% w/v (solution preservative)

Uses
For cleanser of minor cuts, minor lacerations, minor abrasions and minor wounds, and for removal of foreign objects such as dirt and debris.

Directions
Flush wound or affected area until clean. For wound management, use as an irrigant, cleanser for 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.

Notes
Same formulation as Dakin’s Solution Quarter Strength

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Sprayer Bottles

Item Number: DWC-08-SPR & DWCP-08-SPR

Dakin's Wound Cleanser Sprayer Bottles

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser (Sodium Hypochlorite 0.0125%) and Wound Cleanser Pro (Sodium Hypochlorite 0.125%) are available in a convenient and easy-to-operate sprayer bottle.

Treating acute, chronic, and hard-to-reach wounds can be difficult—for medical professionals and their patients. Our sprayer bottles deliver Dakin’s Wound Cleanser and Wound Cleanser Pro straight to the affected area, for simple, safe, and controlled wound care. 

Key benefits of Dakin’s Wound Cleanser and Wound Cleanser Pro:

  • Both no-rinse formulas fight against viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and molds—including antibiotic-resistant MRSA and VRE
  • Antibiotic-, steroid-, and alcohol-free 
  • Non-irritating and non-sensitizing
  • Two-year shelf life for flexible and affordable treatment

Dakin’s sprayer bottle solutions are suitable for the cleansing of minor cuts, lacerations, abrasions, and wounds, and for the removal of foreign objects like dirt and debris. To use, set the nozzle to the stream or spray setting. Flush wound or affected area until clean and eradicate viruses, bacteria, and more—without irritating or de-sensitizing the area.

 

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Irrigation Bottles

Item Number: DWC-16-IRRG & DWCP-16-IRRG

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser and Wound Cleanser Pro  irrigation bottle

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser (Sodium Hypochlorite 0.0125%) and Wound Cleanser Pro (Sodium Hypochlorite 0.125%) are available in an irrigation bottle for convenient and controlled wound cleansing.

Wound irrigation is an effective way to remove debris and infection-causing microorganisms before complications set in. Our irrigation bottles can be used to deliver Dakin’s Wound Cleanser and Wound Cleanser Pro directly to the wound to rinse away dirt, debris, and a broad spectrum of microorganisms.

Key benefits of Dakin’s Wound Cleanser and Wound Cleanser Pro:

  • Both no-rinse formulas fight against viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and molds—including antibiotic-resistant MRSA and VRE
  • Antibiotic-, steroid-, and alcohol-free 
  • Non-irritating and non-sensitizing
  • Two-year shelf life for flexible and affordable treatment

Dakin’s irrigation bottle solutions are suitable for the mechanical cleansing of foreign objects, dirt, and debris from skin, wounds, abrasions, cuts, and minor irritations. To use, irrigate the wound or affected area until clean, and eradicate viruses, bacteria, and more—without irritating or de-sensitizing the area.

Original Dakin's Solution® wound cleaning products

Dakin’s wound wash products come in four concentrations and are sold as non-prescription, over-the-counter wound care drug products. These flexible formulations can be recommended for cleaning and treating a variety of wounds, based on the wound type and recovery stage.

Full Strength (0.5%)

National Drug Code: 0436-0946-16

Dakin’s Solution® Full Strength (Sodium Hypochlorite 0.50%) is Century Pharmaceuticals’ highest strength of Sodium Hypochlorite available, featuring the original in-house formula that’s been used for years in a wide variety of wound care and treatment cases.

This formulation has a shelf life of one year—unlike our other strengths, which last two years.

Key benefits:

  • Broad-spectrum antimicrobial
  • Effective against, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and molds—including resistant strains such as MRSA and VRE
  • Proven to be safe and cost-effective
  • Non-irritating, non-sensitizing
  • No antibiotics, no alcohol, no steroids, no-rinse formula

Dakin’s Solution® Full Strength is suitable for use in treating a wide variety of wounds and infections. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist about your specific case or needs to choose the best strength of Dakin’s Solution suited for your injury or wound.

Weight
128 oz

Dimensions
11.5 × 6 × 7.5 cm

Storage
Store at room temperature (20-25° C / 68-77° F). Keep container closed when not using

Ingredients
Active Ingredient: Sodium Hypochlorite 0.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Hydroxide

Uses
To prevent and treat infection of the skin and tissue. Pre and post surgery. Cuts, abrasions, and skin ulcers

Directions
Pour on or apply to affected area. For wound management, use as an irrigant, cleanser, or the wetting agent for a wet-to-moist dressing. Apply once daily for lightly to moderately exudative wounds. Apply twice daily for heavily exudative or highly contaminated wounds. Protect surrounding intact skin with a moisture barrier ointment or skin sealant as needed.

Half Strength (0.25%)

National Drug Code: 0436-0936-16

Dakin’s Solution® Half Strength (Sodium Hypochlorite 0.25%) is Century Pharmaceuticals’ second-highest strength of Sodium Hypochlorite available, featuring the original in-house formula that’s been used for years in a wide variety of wound care and treatment cases.

Key benefits:

  • Broad-spectrum antimicrobial
  • Effective against viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and molds—including resistant strains such as MRSA and VRE
  • Proven to be safe and cost-effective
  • Non-irritating, non-sensitizing
  • No antibiotics, no alcohol, no steroids, no-rinse formula
  • Two-year shelf life

Dakin’s Solution® Half Strength is suitable for use in treating a wide variety of wounds and infections. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist about your specific case or needs to choose the best strength of Dakin’s Solution suited for your injury or wound.

Weight
128 oz

Dimensions
11.5 × 6 × 7.5 cm

Storage
Store at room temperature (20-25° C / 68-77° F). Keep container closed when not using

Ingredients
Active Ingredient: Sodium Hypochlorite 0.25%, Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Hydroxide

Uses
To prevent and treat infection of the skin and tissue. Pre and post surgery. Cuts, abrasions, and skin ulcers

Directions
Pour on or apply to affected area. For wound management, use as an irrigant, cleanser, or the wetting agent for a wet-to-moist dressing. Apply once daily for lightly to moderately exudative wounds. Apply twice daily for heavily exudative or highly contaminated wounds. Protect surrounding intact skin with a moisture barrier ointment or skin sealant as needed.

Quarter Strength (0.125%)

National Drug Code: 0436-0672-16

Dakin’s Solution Quarter Strength® (Sodium Hypochlorite 0.125%) is the second-lowest strength of Sodium Hypochlorite available.

Key benefits:

  • Buffered and pH-balanced for use on the skin and wounds
  • Broad-spectrum antimicrobial
  • Effective against viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and molds—including resistant strains such as MRSA and VRE
  • Proven to be safe and cost-effective
  • Non-irritating, non-sensitizing
  • No antibiotics, no alcohol, no steroids, no-rinse formula
  • Two-year shelf life

Dakin’s Solution® Quarter Strength is suitable for use in treating a wide variety of wounds and infections. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist about your specific case or needs to choose the best strength of Dakin’s Solution suited for your injury or wound.

Weight
128 oz

Dimensions
11.5 × 6 × 7.5 cm

Storage
Store at room temperature (20-25° C / 68-77° F). Keep container closed when not using

Ingredients
Active Ingredient: Sodium Hypochlorite 0.125%, Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Hydroxide

Uses
To prevent and treat infection of the skin and tissue. Pre and post surgery. Cuts, abrasions, and skin ulcers

Directions
Pour on or apply to affected area. For wound management, use as an irrigant, cleanser, or the wetting agent for a wet-to-moist dressing. Apply once daily for lightly to moderately exudative wounds. Apply twice daily for heavily exudative or highly contaminated wounds. Protect surrounding intact skin with a moisture barrier ointment or skin sealant as needed.

Di-Dak-Sol (0.0125%)

“Diluted Dakin’s Solution”

National Drug Code: 0436-0669-16

Category: Non-Cytotoxic

Short for “Diluted Dakin’s Solution,” Di-Dak-Sol® (Sodium Hypochlorite 0.0125%) is Dakin’s wound wash formulation with the lowest strength of Sodium Hypochlorite available.

Key benefits:

  • Buffered and pH balanced for use on the skin and wounds
  • Broad-spectrum antimicrobial
  • Effective against viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts and molds—including resistant strains such as MRSA and VRE
  • Proven to be safe and cost-effective
  • Non-irritating, non-sensitizing
  • No antibiotics, no alcohol, no steroids, no-rinse formula
  • Two-year shelf life

Di-Dak-Sol® is suitable for use in treating a wide variety of wounds and infections. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist about your specific case or needs to choose the best strength of Dakin’s Solution suited for your injury or wound.

Weight
128 oz

Dimensions
11.5 × 6 × 7.5 cm

Storage
Store at room temperature (20-25° C / 68-77° F). Keep container closed when not using

Ingredients
Active Ingredient: Sodium Hypochlorite 0.0125%, Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Hydroxide

Uses
To prevent and treat infection of the skin and tissue. Pre and post surgery. Cuts, abrasions, and skin ulcers.

Directions
Pour on or apply to affected area. For wound management, use as an irrigant, cleanser, or the wetting agent for a wet-to-moist dressing. Apply once daily for lightly to moderately exudative wounds. Apply twice daily for heavily exudative or highly contaminated wounds. Protect surrounding intact skin with a moisture barrier ointment or skin sealant as needed.

Need help deciding?

Contact us for help deciding which product or strength is right for you. Someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible.