MetriGuardThis page contains information on MetriGuard for veterinary use.
The information provided typically includes the following:
- MetriGuard Indications
- Warnings and cautions for MetriGuard
- Direction and dosage information for MetriGuard
MetriGuardThis treatment applies to the following species:
surface disinfectant decontaminant cleaner
Bactericidal, Fungicidal, Virucidal*, Tuberculocidal**
Diisobutylphenoxyethoxyethyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals.
Harmful if absorbed through skin. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing.Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet. Remove contaminated clothing and wash clothing before reuse.
Physical or Chemical Hazards: Combustible. Do not use or store near heat or open flame.
EPA Reg. No. 46781-6
EPA Est. No. 46781-MI-1
EFFECTIVE AGAINST - Mycobacterium tuberculosis var. bovis (BCG)**, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)*, Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2*, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1)*
MetriGuard is a multi-purpose disinfectant/decontaminant cleaner for use on hard, non-porous, inanimate surfaces.
It is useful in hospital operating rooms, emergency departments, isolation areas, animal care facilities, schools, bathrooms and other critical care areas where control of cross contamination between treated surfaces is important.
MetriGuard will effectively clean and disinfect, when used as directed, such items as: interior and exterior surfaces of infant incubators, bassinets, cribs and warmers, infant/child care equipment surfaces, laboratory equipment and surfaces, workstations, animal cages, veterinary care surfaces, non-food contact surfaces, floors, walls, handrails, door knobs, bed railings, tables, chairs, faucets, bathroom fixtures, exterior toilet surfaces, bathtubs, shower stalls, cabinets, garbage cans, computers, keyboards, carts, baskets, shopping carts, weight-lifting surfaces and telephones which are made of plastic (i.e., polycarbonate, polypropylene, polyvinylchloride, polystyrene), and use sites listed on the label consisting of non-porous vinyl, stainless steel, painted surfaces, Plexiglas®, Formica® and glass.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
FOR PRECLEANING NON-INSTRUMENT SURFACES PRIOR TO DISINFECTION:
Remove gross filth and heavy soil loads. Spray MetriGuard directly onto surface. Allow to remain visibly wet for 30 seconds. Wipe surface using a towel.
FOR PRECLEANING INSTRUMENTS PRIOR TO DISINFECTION:
Remove gross filth and heavy soil loads.
For use as a precleaning decontaminant spray: Place instruments in a container. Spray MetriGuard so as to thoroughly drench all instrument surfaces and allow to remain visibly wet for 30 seconds. Remove and rinse instruments. Follow with appropriate cleaning and disinfection process.
FOR USE AS A VIRUCIDE* ON NON-INSTRUMENT SURFACES, INCLUDING HIV-1 AND HBV APPLICATIONS:
Spray MetriGuard directly onto precleaned surface, thoroughly wetting area to be treated. Allow surface to remain visibly wet for 2 minutes at room temperature (68 °F/20 °C).
FOR USE AS A DISINFECTANT ON NON-INSTRUMENT SURFACES:
Spray MetriGuard directly onto precleaned surface, thoroughly wetting area to be disinfected. Allow surface to remain visibly wet for 3 minutes at room temperature (68 °F/20 °C) for Tuberculocidal** activity and effectiveness against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Salmonella enterica. Wipe surface using a towel or allow to air dry.
FOR USE AS A VIRUCIDE* ON PRECLEANED NON-CRITICAL MEDICAL DEVICES1, INSTRUMENTS AND IMPLEMENTS INCLUDING HIV-1 AND HBV APPLICATIONS:
Instruments must be thoroughly cleaned to remove excess organic debris, rinsed and dried. Thoroughly clean and rinse lumens of hollow instruments. Using either a soaking tray or an ultrasonic unit, immerse instruments in MetriGuard for 2 minutes at room temperature (68 °F/20 °C).
FOR USE AS A DISINFECTANT ON PRECLEANED NON-CRITICAL MEDICAL DEVICES1, INSTRUMENTS AND IMPLEMENTS:
Instruments must be thoroughly cleaned to remove excess organic debris, rinsed and dried. Thoroughly clean and rinse lumens of hollow instruments. Using either a tray or an ultrasonic unit, immerse instruments in MetriGuard for 3 minutes at room temperature (68 °F/20 °C) for Tuberculocidal** activity and effectiveness against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Salmonella enterica. Remove and rinse instruments. Wipe dry prior to use. Discard solution after each use.
1Non-critical medical devices are items that come in contact only with intact skin.
Note: Critical and semi-critical devices must be followed by appropriate terminal sterilization/high-level disinfection process.
METRIGUARD EFFECTIVELY KILLS HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS TYPE 1 (HIV) AND HEPATITIS B VIRUS (HBV) ON PRECLEANED ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACES/OBJECTS PREVIOUSLY SOILED WITH BLOOD/BODY FLUIDS IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS OR OTHER SETTINGS IN WHICH THERE IS AN EXPECTED LIKELIHOOD OF SOILING OF INANIMATE SURFACES/OBJECTS WITH BLOOD/BODY FLUIDS, AND IN WHICH THE SURFACES/OBJECTS CAN BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR TRANSMISSION OF HIV-1 AND HBV.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING AND DECONTAMINATION AGAINST HIV-1 AND HBV OF SURFACES/OBJECTS SOILED WITH BLOOD/BODY FLUID:
Personal Protection: Wear appropriate barrier protection such as protective gloves, gowns, masks and eye coverings.
Cleaning Procedure: Blood and other bodily fluids must be thoroughly cleaned from surfaces and objects before disinfection with MetriGuard.
Contact Time: A contact time of 2 minutes is required for HIV-1 and HBV. This contact time will not be sufficient for some of the organisms listed on the label. Refer to label for contact times against other organisms.
Infectious Materials Disposal: Cleaning materials used that may contain blood or other bodily fluids must be autoclaved and/or disposed of in accordance with local regulations for infectious materials disposal.
This product is not to be used as a terminal sterilant/high-level disinfectant on any surface or instrument that (1) is introduced directly into the human body, either into or in contact with the bloodstream or normally sterile areas of the body, or (2) contacts intact mucous membranes but which does not ordinarily penetrate the blood barrier or otherwise enter normally sterile areas of the body. This product may be used to preclean or decontaminate critical or semi-critical medical devices prior to sterilization/high-level disinfection.
If in eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
If on skin: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.
For Chemical Emergency ONLY (spill, leak, fire, exposure or accident), call CHEMTREC at 1-800-424-9300. For ALL other inquiries about this product, call Metrex Customer Service at 1-800-841-1428, Monday through Friday, between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific Time.
Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL
Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage and disposal.
Pesticide Storage: Store in a cool place.
Pesticide Disposal: Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposed of according to applicable Federal, State, or local procedures.
Container Disposal: Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Offer for recycling, if available.
For product or technical information, contact Metrex at 800-841-1428 or visit our web site at www.metrex.com.
Manufactured By: METREX® RESEARCH, 28210 Wick Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174
MADE IN USA
12 x 32 fl. oz. (946 mL) spray bottles
(Net Weight: 2.05 lbs. / 907 g)
NAC No.: 13400113
1717 W. COLLINS AVENUE, ORANGE, CA, 92867
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