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Why do the largest wholesalers in the country sell Dakin’s? Because of its unrivaled shelf life, affordable cost, and 55 years of provider demand.

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Two-year shelf life

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” solution. Our Wound Cleansers feature updated labels and are sold as “medical devices” rather than a “drugs”, offering more flexibility for purchasing departments.

Dakin’s Wound Cleanser Pro is the same formulation as our best selling drug, Dakin’s Quarter Strength. This solution uses 0.125% Sodium Hypochlorite as a solution preservative.

Our wound cleaners are non-irritating, do not impede wound healing, and are effective against a wide variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds.


Additional Information

Original Dakin’s Solution

Comes in 4 strengths

There are four different strengths of our original Dakin’s Solution®. We offer a variety of formulations to help providers achieve the ideal balance for each wound.

Our solutions are suitable for safely treating:

  • Chronic Wounds
  • Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
  • Palliative Wounds
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Other applications

Additional Information

Dakin’s Surface Cleanser

Our 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. This solution has a 2-year shelf life, which greatly surpasses the 7-day shelf life of other on-site mixtures. It can be used on a variety of materials, including wood, tile, metal, granite and more.

Frequently-Asked Questions

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Who uses Dakin's?

Wound care professionals, Hospital Pharmacists, Endocrinologists, Podiatrists, Surgeons all use Dakin’s for their patients. Dakin’s can be prescribed or sold over the counter.

What types of wounds is Dakin's used on?

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
  • Burns

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.

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 is the return policy for Dakin's products?

Unfortunately, we do not accept returns. Each batch as a two year expiration date* to lower the risk of expiration before sale.
*with the exception of Dakin’s Solution Full Strength at one year

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

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. 

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 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.

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