ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 70%
Isopropyl Alcohol is a pre-diluted topical antiseptic, disinfectant, and rubefacient solution. Commonly used as an
invigorating body wash. Isopropyl Alcohol is used for diluting liniments and
other topical rubs and medications.
Isopropyl Alchohol is routinely used by veterinarians and artificial inseminators as a bactericide and antiseptic.
Alcohol works as an antiseptic by coagulating protein,
the primary material that makes up cells. Although alcohol
cannot coagulate every single cell, it functions well to inhibit the growth and
reproduction of many microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and
is a more effective antiseptic than 100% alcohol.
causes protein to coagulate on contact, a 100% solution coming into contact with
a microorganism creates a hardened protein wall around the outside of the
organism, rather than permeating into its interior. Because microorganisms can
be very resilient, this protein shell only causes dormancy rather than death.
This can lead to revival and a continuation the cycle of reproduction under the
right circumstances. At a purity of 70%,
however, the alcohol
causes coagulation to occur more gradually, slowing down the microorganism from
the inside out.
Directions for Use: Use full strength as
topical antiseptic or for disinfecting instruments.
May be used for temporary relief of minor muscle aches or
pain due to overexertion and fatigue. Apply full strength to skin directed
or with clean gauze or swab
and massage briskly to stimulate circulation. For rubbing, apply
liberally and rub with hands.
Isopropyl Alcohol 70% w/v
Precautions: Store at controlled room
temperature between 50°F-86°F. Keep container closed when not in
use. Flammable. Keep away from heat and open flame.
Cautions: In case of deep or puncture
wounds or serious burns consult a veterinarian. If redness, irritation, or
swelling persists or increases, discontinue use and consult a veterinarian.
Do not apply to irritated skin or if excessive irritation develops.
Warnings: If taken internally, serious
gastric disturbance will result.
First Aid: Induce vomiting or use stomach pump. Call a
physician immediately. Avoid getting into eyes or on mucous membranes. In
case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water. Call a physician
For animal use only.
For external use only.