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SKINMAN 96 % (V/V) CUTANEOUS SOLUTION

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Skinman 96 % (v/v) cutaneous solution
Each 100 g Skinman contains 95.7 g denatured Ethanol 96 % (v/v) as its active ingredient.
Read all of this user information carefully because it contains important information
for you.
This medicinal product is available without prescription. However, you still need to use
Skinman carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
If you are severely affected by one of the side-effects listed or you notice side-effects
that are not mentioned in this user information, please inform your doctor or
pharmacist.
This user information contains:
1.
What Skinman is and what it is used for
2.
Before you use Skinman
3.
How to use Skinman
4.
Possible side effects
5.
How to store Skinman
6.
Further information
1.

WHAT SKINMAN IS AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR

Skinman is an alcoholic disinfectant for hygienic and surgical hand disinfection.
2.

BEFORE YOU USE SKINMAN

Do not use Skinman
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance denatured Ethanol 96 % or to any
of the other ingredients..
Take special care with Skinman
if large amounts are spilt, as Skinman is highly inflammable (fire and explosion
hazard!). If this happens, take precautionary measures immediately: clear up liquid,
dilute with lots of water, air the room, and remove any ignition sources.
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allow the product to dry before using electrical equipment. Take care when using near
alcohol-sensitive surfaces.

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Skinman is an eye and mucosal irritant. Do not use in the eye area, on broken skin or
mucous membranes. In case of accidental contact with eyes or mucous membranes,
flush immediately with plenty of water (also under the eyelids in the case of the eyes).
In case of persistent irritation, consult a doctor.

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Skinman should only be used externally. In case of accidental swallowing seek
medical assistance immediately.

In case of minor skin irritations (e.g. dryness) due to frequent use of Skinman skin care
should be intensified.
Using other medicines
There are no known interactions with other medicinal products.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Provided that it is used properly, Skinman can be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
3.
HOW TO USE SKINMAN
Kind of administration:
Cutaneous use
Always use Skinman in accordance with the following instructions: Please ask your doctor or
pharmacist for advice if you are not sure or have any concerns.
Hygienic hand disinfection:
Rub undiluted Skinman into dry hands, keeping the skin moist for at least 30 seconds.
Surgical hand disinfection:
Rub undiluted Skinman into dry hands and forearms, keeping the skin moist for at least 90
seconds. Multiple applications of Skinman may be necessary to keep the skin moist for the
required time.
Then allow hands to air dry.
For full virucidal efficacy, you must allow an application time of 120 seconds during which
time the hands must be kept moist with Skinman. Multiple applications of Skinman may be
necessary to keep the skin moist for the required time.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicinal products, Skinman can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
very common:
common:
uncommon:
rare:
very rare:

affects more than 1 user in 10
affects 1 to 10 users in 100
affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000
affects less than 1 user in 10,000

In rare cases Skinman may cause skin irritations such as redness and burning. Contact allergies
are also possible.

Disinfecting agents containing alcohol can dry the skin and may cause skin irritations,
particularly if air humidity is low (e.g. in winter).
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5.

HOW TO STORE SKINMAN

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Skinman after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25 °C.
Shelf life after first opening of the container:
1 year.
Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Flammable contents. Product should be
kept away from a naked flame.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6.

FURTHER INFORMATION

What Skinman contains
Each 100 g of cutaneous solution contains 95.7 g denatured Ethanol 96 % (v/v) (complies to
89.0 g Ethanol).
The other ingredients are:
Denaturing agent: Ethyl Methyl Ketone (1 % v/v)
Macrogol-6-glycerolcaprylo caprate (Ph.Eur.), Lactic acid,
Fragrance (containing orange oil with more than 90 % limonene), Purified water
The active substance “denatured ethanol” contains the denaturing agent ethyl methyl ketone
which is used to prevent misuse as drinking alcohol.

What Skinman looks like and contents of the packs
Skinman is a clear, colourless, alcoholic-smelling solution for use on the skin and is available
in 100 ml, 500 ml, 1 l and 5 l containers.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Ecolab Ltd.

Lotherton Way, Garforth
Leeds, LS25 2JY
Tel: +44 (0)113 232 0066
Fax: +44 (0)113 287 1317

This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States under the following names:
DE:

Skinman complete 96 % (v/v) Lösung zur Anwendung auf der Haut

UK:

Skinman 96 % (v/v) cutaneous solution

IE:

Skinman 96 % (v/v) cutaneous solution

EL:

Skinman complete 96 % (v/v) Δερματικό διάλυμα

This leaflet was last approved in 12/2011

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