Drug Index


Mechanism :

Glutaraldehyde is a colourless liquid with a pungent odour used to sterilize medical and dental equipment.

Indication :

  • Hand washing

Contraindications :

Do not use on face, anal or peri-anal region. Protect surrounding skin and avoid broken skin.

Dosing :

Dead skin is removed before application by using a pumice stone. Apply twice daily, allowing each drop to dry before next is applied. 10% solution is used.

Adverse Effect :

Stains the skin over which it is applied brown.

Interaction :

No significant interactions.

Hepatic Dose :

No dosage adjustments are recommended.
03/23/2024 05:09:50 Glutaraldehyde
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