Mefren Colorless-to disinfect designated from superficial lesions of the skin such as scratches, and to disinfect small wounds such as skin micro cuts. Mefren-Colorless is also designated to disinfect the skin before surgery, before injections or before placing a probe.
Chlorhexidinum gluconicum 0.5 g - Isopropanolum - Aqua qs purificata ad 100 ml.
Posology and method of use:
Mefren-Colorless directly or with a sterile swab to disinfect or compress on the application site. Try to ensure that the liquid is not running to or accumulates at the height of the pressure zones or body folds of the patient. With a strong moisturizing effect to the skin should be degreased before disinfection.
This is a medicine, no prolonged use without medical advice, keep away from children, read the leaflet carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist. In case of side effects, contact your doctor.
Hypersensitivity to chlorhexidine or isopropanol. Do not apply on open wounds or eczematous lesions. Chlorhexidine should not come into contact with the inner ear. Mefren-Colorless should therefore not be placed in the external ear canal in cases of suspected or proven perforation of the eardrum. Like most antiseptics may Mefren-Colorless not in contact with the opinions and the brain. Not under occlusion application (increase of undesirable effects: mainly irritation and sometimes blistering). Given the presence of alcohol, the application to wounds with a large surface area burns or avoided.
This product is flammable by the presence of alcohol - Avoid administration Mefren Colorless to-face, close to the eyes and mucous membranes, - In case of accidental contact with the eyes should be rinsed thoroughly with water - despite the low percutaneous absorption systemic effects can sometimes occur, especially in conditions that promote the absorption (see 'Pharmacokinetics') - let the skin dry after disinfection with Mefren-Colorless before a connection to them; - Contact of bleach (hypochlorite) with chlorhexidine may lead to brown stains on clothing and other fabrics. Wastests have shown that detergents with bleaching agents (eg PBS) to remove these stains.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Mefren-Colorless can be used during pregnancy and during lactation. However, caution is recommended in conditions that promote the absorption of the product (see 'Pharmacokinetics') and this especially during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Uncommon: irritation of the skin and mucous membranes. Rare: allergic reaction (erythema, urticaria, dyspnoea, anaphylactic shock), ototoxicity when administered in the middle.
The first symptoms following accidental ingestion of Mefren-Colorless can be observed are probably due to the IPA in the product. These symptoms correspond to symptoms of ethanol intoxication. For local administration, the percutaneous absorption of chlorhexidine so low that the risk of overdose is virtually nonexistent. Given chlorhexidine only slightly from the digestive system is included, it is unlikely that accidental ingestion leads to systemic effects, except for massive ingestion of the product. In this case there is potential for hepatotoxicity. This may or irritation of the gastro-intestinal mucosa are observed.
Treatment : if gastric lavage and symptomatic treatment.
Chlorhexidine may interfere with the reactions of color strips for the detection of albumin in the urine. At doses of antibiotics in the blood, the amount of chlorhexidine in the end a dermal antiseptic influence.
Avoid Mefren-Colorless in combination with other anionic derivatives (eg toilet soap). The solution is kept in containers with a cork stopper to close.
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