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Savlon is an antiseptic brand that contains two antiseptics, cetrimide and chlorhexidine gluconate.[1] These agents were discovered and first developed by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI).[2] On May 22, 1992 Johnson & Johnson announced that it has acquired Savlon OTC brands from ICI.[3]

FMCG-to-tobacco-to-hotels giant ITC acquires Savlon along with Shower To Shower brands from Johnson & Johnson in India.[4]

It is used as a 1–3 % solution for cleaning roadside accident wounds.[5]

currently its Antiseptic Liquid comes in the SKU sizes of 50ml,100ml, 200ml, 500ml and 1ltr.


  1. ^ Savlon in
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  3. ^ Johnson & Johnson acquires Savlon OTC brands from ICI. New Brunswick, N.J.. May 22, 1992.
  4. ^ ITC acquires Shower To Shower, Savlon brands from J&J in India, in The Times of India, 14 Feb 2015.
  5. ^ Tripathi, KD. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology (7th ed.). p. 900.