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Medications for Topical Disinfection

Topical disinfection means the direct application of chemical substances on the skin to destroy harmful microorganisms.

Drugs used to treat Topical Disinfection

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Dakins Full Strength Solution 10 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: sodium hypochlorite topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

sodium hypochlorite 10 2 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: sodium hypochlorite topical

Brand names:  Dakins Full Strength Solution, Anasept, Anasept Antimicrobial, Di-Dak-Sol, Epicyn, H-Chlor 6, H-Chlor Wound, Hyclodex, Hysept, Anasept Cleanser …show all

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

silver nitrate 7.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: silver nitrate topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

povidone iodine 3.7 8 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Brand names:  Betadine, Betadine Douche, Betadine Aerosol Spray, Betadine Skin Cleanser, Summers Eve, Betadine Surgical Scrub, Betadine Swabsticks, GRX-Dyne, GRX-Dyne Scrub, Recuro Vaginal, 3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic, Betadine Antiseptic Oral Rinse, Clinidine, Efodine, Iodex …show all

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Betadine Aerosol Spray 3.3 4 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Betadine 1.5 2 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

Anasept Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: sodium hypochlorite topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

Anasept Antimicrobial Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: sodium hypochlorite topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

Anasept Cleanser Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: sodium hypochlorite topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

Aplicare Antiseptic Gel Hand Rinse Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: ethanol topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Avant Original Fragrance Free Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: ethanol topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

benzalkonium chloride 0.0 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: benzalkonium chloride topical

Brand names:  Merthiolate, Neosporin Wound Cleanser, CureChrome, Eudermis, HandClens 2 in 1 …show all

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Betadine Antiseptic Oral Rinse Rate Add review
OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers:

Betadine Douche Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Betadine Skin Cleanser Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Betadine Surgical Scrub Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Betadine Swabsticks Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

Clinidine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: side effects

CureChrome Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: benzalkonium chloride topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Di-Dak-Sol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: sodium hypochlorite topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

Efodine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: povidone iodine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, vaginal anti-infectives

For consumers: side effects

Epicyn Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: sodium hypochlorite topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

ethanol Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: ethanol topical

Brand names:  Healing Waters Hand Sanitizer, Aplicare Antiseptic Gel Hand Rinse, Avant Original Fragrance Free, Nozin, Nozin POPswab …show all

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: side effects

Eudermis Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: benzalkonium chloride topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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