Surgilube is the brand name for a sterile surgical lubricant jelly manufactured by Fougera. It is used to facilitate the easy insertion of catheters, endoscopes, surgical instruments, gynecological instruments, and gloves. It is also used as a condom-safe sexual lubricant. Although it has spermicidal properties, it is not to be used as a contraceptive.

Surgilube is sterile, water soluble, and non-staining. It will not affect surgical instruments, latex, rubber, or plastic and is non-irritating to skin, tissues, and mucous membranes. This combination of properties makes it a very popular lubricant choice in hospitals.

The active ingredient is chlorhexidine gluconate:
C22H30Cl2N10•2C6H12O7

Sources:
http://www.bellparkpharmacy.com/su2o.html
http://yalenewhavenhealth.org/Library/HealthGuide/DrugGuide/topic.asp?hwid=multumd01231a1
http://www.chemicalland21.com/arokorhi/lifescience/phar/CHLORHEXIDINE%20GLUCONATE.htm (picture)
http://www.medicalcorps.org/med-org/Meds/surgilube.htm

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