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Virkon Tablets

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Company: Vetoquinol

Soluble Effervescent Tablets

DIN 02253917

DISINFECTANT/CLEANER

Virucide Bactericide Fungicide Deodorant

READ THE LABEL AND LEAFLET BEFORE USING

Broad spectrum germicide for cleaning and disinfection in veterinary and human hospitals and healthcare facilities, animal shelters and of non-critical medical devices. Virkon™ Tablets is a broad-spectrum virucidal hard surface disinfectant that is expected to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

GUARANTEE/ACTIVE INGREDIENT:

Potassium monopersulphate

21.4% W/W

Description

Virkon™ Tablets is a disinfectant, possessing wide spectrum virucidal (Table  ), bactericidal (Table 3) and fungicidal (Table 4) activity. The effectiveness of Virkon™ Tablets is further enhanced by its excellent detergent properties, so that clean disease-free surfaces can be achieved. Virkon™ Tablets are unique in composition. Its activity is based on a buffered synergized acid peroxygen system containing a high percentage of surfactant. Virkon™ Tablets is of low toxicity, non-tainting, and non-irritant. Because of its high detergency and mode of action, Virkon™ Tablets can be used in an exceptional variety of situations for effective cleaning and virucidal disinfection in a single operation. Virkon™ Tablets can be applied manually or through all types of cleaning and spraying equipment. The readily soluble effervescent tablet fully dissolve in lukewarm water in 3 to 4 minutes giving a clear pink solution. Virkon™ Tablets consists mainly of inorganic salts.

Detergent Sanitizer:

Virkon™ Tablets passes the AOAC germicidal and detergent sanitizer test at a concentration of 0.5% (1:200).

Directions for General Use:

Caution: Persons must leave and animals/poultry and their feed must be removed from the premises prior to disinfection.

For cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, equipments and non-critical medical devices:

Remove heavy soil deposits, such as urine and fecal matter, from surfaces and objects. Empty all feeding and watering appliances. Thoroughly wet surfaces to be disinfected with a 1% W/V solution of Virkon™ Tablets, using a mop, sponge or cloth, as well as by spraying. A minimum contact time of 10 minutes is required. For laboratory equipment and bowls, scrub heavily soiled instruments or utensils and soak in a 1% W/V solution of Virkon™ Tablets for a minimum of 10 minutes (do not exceed 30 minutes for metal objects). For delicate medical devices (i.e. stethoscope, etc.), remove all organic material by cleaning and then thoroughly spray the device with a 1% W/V solution of Virkon™ Tablets and allow 10 minutes of contact time before wiping. Avoid contact with food. All surfaces and/or objects that will contact food, feed or drinking water should be rinsed with potable water before reuse. Following disinfection, ensure areas have been ventilated prior to persons and animals/poultry entry.

Do not re-use a solution in which contaminated material has been soaked. The solution is considered efficacious for 7 days at room temperature once diluted.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In animal premises where there has been a disease outbreak and/or the mortality/morbidity rates are higher than normal and the causative agent has been determined by a pathology laboratory to be one of those listed in Table 1, the contact time/dilution rate indicated should be used.

For a complete listing of microorganisms against which Virkon™ Tablets is effective, refer to the Efficacy Charts 2, 3, and 4.

This product is not to be used as a sterilant/high-level disinfectant on any surface or instruments 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 pre-clean or decontaminate critical or semi-critical medical devices prior to sterilization of high-level disinfection.

Dilution Instructions

Quantity of Disinfectant Solution Required

Dilution Rate Required (W/V)

3.0 %

2.0 %

1.0 %

0.5 %

Quantity of Virkon™ Tablets Required

3 tabs

2 tabs

1 tab

 

500 mL

6 tabs

4 tabs

2 tabs

1 tab

1 Litre

12 tabs

8 tabs

4 tabs

2 tabs

2 Litres

1. Select the quantity of disinfectant solution required. 2. Choose appropriate dilution rate. 3. Add the number or Virkon™ Tablets to warm water.

Precautions

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. Do not mix with other chemicals.

First Aid: A) Eyes: Irrigate with plenty of water. B) Skin: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash with soap and water. C) Ingestion: Rinse mouth out with water. Drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice.

Disposal

1) Rinse the emptied container thoroughly and add the rinsings to treatment site. 2) Do not reuse this container. 3) Dispose of the container in accordance with provincial requirements. Offer for recycling, if available. 4) For information on the disposal of unused, unwanted product and the cleanup of spills, contact the Provincial Regulatory Agency or the Manufacturer.

Storage

Store between 15°C and 25°C in a dry place in tightly sealed containers. The pack contains a desiccant sachet which must be retained during storage.

Presentation

Jar of 50 tablets of 5 grams each.

Table 1: Microorganisms for which a dilution rate of Virkon™ Tablets 0.5 to 3% W/V or a contact time > 10 minutes are required.

Microorganism

Effective Dilution

Contact Time Required (min.)

Test Method

Aspergillus fumigatus

3%

10

AOAC Fungicidal Test

Bovine Papilloma Virus

1%

30

VLA, UK Method

Dermatophilus congolensis

2%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Fusarium moniloforme

2%

10

AOAC*

PRRS Virus

0.5%

30

VLA, UK Method

Salmonella enteritidis

2%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Trichophyton interdigitale

2%

10

AOAC*

* Modification of AOAC Fungicidal Test

Table 2: Viruses for which a 1% W/V dilution rate of Virkon™ Tablets and a contact time of 10 minutes are known to be effective.

Viruses

Effective Dilution

Contact Time

Test Method

Avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Avian Influenza Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Avian Laryngotracheitis Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Bovine Adenovirus Type 4

1%

10

EPA Method

Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) Pestivirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Calf Rotavirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Canine Parvovirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Duck Adenovirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Equine Arteritis Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Equine Herpes Virus Type 1

1%

10

EPA Method

Equine Herpes Virus Type 3

1%

10

EPA Method

Equine Influenza Virus Type A

1%

10

EPA Method

Feline Calicivirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Feline Panleukopenia Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Infectious Bronchitis Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Infectious Bursal Disease (Gumboro) Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Infectious Canine Hepatitis Adenovirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Newcastle Disease Virus

1%

10

AOAC*

Parainfluenza Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Parvovirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Pseudorabies Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

Simian Virus 40 (SV40)

1%

10

EPA Method

TGE-Coronavirus

1%

10

EPA Method

Turkey Herpes Virus

1%

10

EPA Method

* Modification of AOAC Germicidal Spray Test

Table 3: Bacteria for which a 1% W/V dilution rate of Virkon™ Tablets and a contact time of 10 minutes are known to be effective.

Bacteria

Effective Dilution

Contact Time

Test Method

Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae

1%

10

AOAC*

Bordetella avium (Alcaligenes faecalis)

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Bordetella bronchiseptica

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Brucella abortus

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Helicobacter pylori (Campylobacter pyloridis)

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Campylobacter jejuni

1%

10

AOAC*

Chlamydia psittaci

1%

10

EPA Method

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Escherichia coli

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Haemophilus somnus

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Klebsiella pneumoniae

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Listeria monocytogenes

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Moraxella bovis

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Mycoplasma gallisepticum

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Pasteurella haemolytica

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Pasteurella multocida

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Salmonella enterica

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Salmonella typhimurium

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Serpulina (Treponema) hyodysenteriae

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Shigella sonnei

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Staphylococcus aureus

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Staphylococcus epidermidis

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Streptococcus equi

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Streptococcus suis

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Haemophilus (Taylorella) equigenitalis

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

* Modification of the AOAC Germicidal Spray Test

Table 4: Fungi for which a maximum 1% W/V dilution rate of Virkon™ Tablets and a contact time of 10 minutes are known to be effective.

Fungi

Effective Dilution

Contact Time Required (min.)

Test Method

Candida albicans

1%

10

AOAC Use Dilution Test

Microsporum canis

0.5%

10

MHW Guideline, Japan

Trichophyton verrucosum

0.5%

10

MHW Guideline, Japan

* Modification of AOAC Fungicidal Test

Vetoquinol N.-A. Inc., 2000, ch. Georges, Lavaltrie, QC, Canada J5T 3S5

Questions? Comments? 1 800 363-1700

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Code 25390B

57788098/Virk/IFU/Vetoquinol,Canada/21.01.21/Z

NET

Code

12 x 50 Tablets

11834

CPN: 1234169.7

VETOQUINOL N.-A. INC.
Commercial Division

2000, CHEMIN GEORGES, LAVALTRIE, QC, J5T 3S5
Telephone:   450-586-2252
Order Desk:   800-363-1700
Fax:   450-586-4649
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