Hygienic and surgical antiseptic hand skin treatment and antiseptic skin treatment before. injections, punctures, blood sampling, vaccinations.
Composition and form of release
Main active ingredient: propanol (ethanol), mecetronium ethyl sulfate.
Excipients included in the preparation: myristyl alcohol, glycerin, flavoring, dye, purified water.
It is produced in the form of a solution for external use, in bottles with a volume of 500 ml.
The drug is available in dosages where 100 grams of the drug contains propanol – 75 grams, 0.2 grams of mecetronium sulfate.
This drug is included in the group of antiseptic drugs. Also used as a disinfectant
The main active ingredient is propanol (ethanol), in different percentages. This is a monohydric alcohol, also called methylcarbinol, alcohol, alcohol. In addition to antiseptic properties, it can also be used as a fuel, solvent, filler for thermometers.
If the drug is used externally, then in addition to a disinfectant, it also has a local irritant effect. Able to coagulate proteins. Its activity lends itself to gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms – both bacteria and viruses.
Has a tanning effect on the dermis and mucous membranes.
Mecetronium ethyl sulfate also has a prolonged bactericidal, fungicidal and tuberculocidal effect.
This medicinal product is used topically, as an external antiseptic agent for disinfecting the skin of the hands, antiseptic treatment of the skin before medical procedures – injections, punctures, etc.
The drug in question is contraindicated for use in cases where the patient has severe hypersensitivity (allergy) to the main or one of the auxiliary components.
Use is contraindicated if there are pronounced inflammatory processes, wounds on the skin.
The use of ethanol orally simultaneously with nitrofurans causes an increase in the toxicity of the latter. The simultaneous intake of ethanol with antidiabetic agents can cause the development of hypoglycemic coma.
Ethanol has the ability to reduce the effectiveness of thiamine. When taken together with acetylsalicylic acid, there is an increase in the risk of stomach ulcers when combined.
Taking sleeping pills together can cause severe breathing difficulties. Ethanol also increases the neurotoxicity of penicillins, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, regardless of whether ethanol was administered orally or intravenously.
In pediatrics, it is not used in newborns and premature babies.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
This drug is contraindicated in the treatment of pregnant women.
If it is necessary to take the drug during breastfeeding, lactation is suspended.
Method of administration and dosage
For external use: the drug is applied to the skin with cotton swabs, napkins, after preliminary cleaning with alkaline solutions and warm water.
If it is not possible to pre-clean the skin with water, the drug is quite effective as an antiseptic even in this case.
Overdose with external use was not observed.
With excessive oral or intravenous intake, it is possible:
- oppression of the respiratory center.
- coma (symptoms – cold clammy skin, facial flushing, decreased body temperature, vomiting, involuntary discharge of urine and feces, constriction of the pupils, and with progression – respiratory failure, nystagmus, tachycardia);
- convulsions, aspiration of vomit, laryngospasm;
- possible respiratory arrest due to mechanical asphyxia;
- oppression of cardiovascular activity.
In case of overdose – apply treatment of symptoms, rinse the stomach, induce vomiting, take enterosorbents.
The drug is usually well tolerated when used externally if used in the recommended doses.
You may experience:
- skin irritation;
- irritation of the mucous membranes;
- depression of the central nervous system.
Storage conditions and periods
The shelf life is 5 years.
The storage temperature should not exceed 25 ° C.