This information is intended for use by health professionals
| Active Constituent
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| Benzalkonium chloride
For the antiseptic cleansing of minor wounds such as cuts and skin grazes, insect bites and stings, small burns and scalds.
For adults and children: Spray onto the wound until it is visibly wet and clean, and any dirt and debris has been washed away. If necessary use a clean tissue or cotton wool to wipe up any excess liquid. Repeat as necessary.
Label Warning: For external use only. Do not use around the eyes or ears, in the mouth or over large areas of the body. Do not inhale. In the case of accidental eye contact, the eye should be irrigated with copious amounts of cold water.
Benzalkonium chloride is a quaternary ammonium compound which has been used for many years as a surfactant and antiseptic/disinfectant. It is known to be bactericidal in low concentrations to a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Quaternary ammonium compounds such as benzalkonium chloride are only absorbed to a very small extent through human skin.
The low level of benzalkonium chloride in the product, coupled with its low level of absorption from intact and broken skin, make it unlikely that any significant systemic toxic effects would arise from its use. There is evidence that it can have an irritant effect on mucous membranes.
The product contains the following excipients:
Sodium acid phosphate
Mild pine perfume (Efficiently 44)
Benzalkonium chloride may be deactivated when used with soap or other surfactants.
The liquid is contained in a natural HDPE container with a finger action spray pump for administration. The pump head is protected by a clear, polypropylene co-polymer overcap. The pack size is 100 ml.
Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Limited
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