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kodan forte colorless Vapo 250 ml

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Ready-to-use skin antiseptic for preoperative use as well as before blood sampling and injections.

Swissmedic-approved patient information

Kodan® forte colorless / colored, tincture

Schülke & Mayr AG

What is Kodan forte and when is it used?

Kodan ® forte colorless / colored is an alcoholic and colorless / colored skin disinfectant.

Kodan® forte is effective against bacteria, skin fungi and individual viruses.

Kodan® forte is used by medical professionals for disinfection before surgical and diagnostic interventions, catheterization, blood and liquor sampling, injections, punctures, excisions, cannulations and biopsies.

If prescribed by a doctor, Kodan® forte can be used to disinfect wounds and sew up sutures.

When must Kodan forte not be used?

Due to the high alcohol content, Kodan® forte must not be used in premature babies and newborns, as skin damage and burns can occur due to the immature skin can arise.

Kodan® forte must not be used if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients contained.

Do not use on mucous membranes, eyes or ears.

When is caution required when using Kodan forte?

Kodan® forte is intended for external use only. Don't ingest.

Kodan® forte must not be used over a long period of time.

Avoid getting Kodan® forte in your eyes. In the event of accidental contact, immediately rinse the eye from the inside out with plenty of water for several minutes with the eyelid wide open.

Patients who are hypersensitive to azo dyes, acetylsalicylic acid and rheumatism and painkillers (prostaglandin inhibitors) should not use colored Kodan® forte.

Kodan® forte is highly flammable. Therefore, care must be taken to ensure that areas of skin disinfected with Kodan® forte are completely dry before electrical devices such as thermal cautery are used.

Tell your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you

– Suffer from other diseases

– Have allergies or

– Take other medicines (including those you bought yourself) or use them externally!

Can Kodan forte be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no clinical data on use in pregnant women.

Kodan® forte should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding unless specifically prescribed by a doctor.

How do you use Kodan forte?

If necessary, apply or spray onto the skin or wound areas to be disinfected until completely wetted and leave on for 1 minute. Do not apply a bandage until the solution has dried completely.

For hygienic hand disinfection, rub in approx. 3 ml Kodan® forte colorless for 30 seconds.

The use and safety of Kodan® forte in children and adolescents has not yet been tested. For this reason, Kodan® forte should only be used in children and adolescents if prescribed by a doctor.

Stick to the dosage given in the package leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.

What side effects can Kodan forte have?

In rare cases, burning and contact allergic reactions can occur.

Due to the azo dyes contained, hypersensitivity reactions of the skin and respiratory organs can be triggered with Kodan® forte colored, especially in patients with asthma, nettle fever (chronic urticaria) or with hypersensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid and other rheumatism and painkillers.

If you notice side effects that are not described here, you should inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.

What else needs to be considered?

Flammable - do not bring into contact with open flames or switched on electrical heat sources!

Keep out of the reach of children! Don't ingest. Store at room temperature (15-25°C).

The medicinal product may only be used up to the date marked “Use by” on the container.

Be careful when using electrical devices such as thermal cautery after using Kodan® forte. Do not use electrical devices and thermal cautery until the disinfected skin areas have dried. Immediately remove electrical equipment and sources of ignition should you accidentally spill Kodan® forte.

Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information. These people have the detailed information for specialists.

What does Kodan forte contain?

1 ml Kodan® forte colorless contains alcohol isopropylicus 403 mg, alcohol propylicus 90 mg, 2-phenylphenolum 1.8 mg. Excipiens ad solutionem per 1 ml. Kodan® forte colored also contains: Excipients: Color.: E 104, E 110, E151.

Approval number

44157 (Swissmedic)

Where can you get Kodan forte? What packs are available?

In pharmacies and drugstores, without a doctor's prescription.

Kodan® forte colorless:

Bottles of 250 ml, 1 L and 2 L*. 250 ml spray bottles (without propellant).

*Currently not available in stores

Kodan® forte dyed:

Bottles of 1 L.

Authorization holder

Schülke & Mayr AG, 8003 Zurich

This leaflet was last checked by the drug authority (Swissmedic) in February 2017.

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