ALCOHOL (RUBBING) - Watsons Health

ALCOHOL (RUBBING)

Rubbing alcohol refers to either isopropyl alcohol or ethyl alcohol, usually ranging from 40% to 70% concentration.

Topical antiseptic for first aid to help prevent the risk of infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Also used as a general sanitizer for personal, household and office use.

For external use only. Keep away from fire or flame, heat, spark, and electrical appliances. Use in a well-ventilated area due to inhalation hazard. Poisoning can occur from ingestion, inhalation, absorption, or consumption of rubbing alcohol.

Rubbing alcohol can cause skin dryness. Inhalation or ingestion may cause headaches, flushing, dizziness, depression, nausea, vomiting, and in extreme circumstances, coma.

Precautions

Ask a doctor before use if you have deep or puncture wounds, animal bites or serious burns.

 

Interactions

Because rubbing alcohol is not taken internally, it does not have known interactions with other oral medicines. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Rubbing alcohol poisoning causes slowed breathing, dizziness, and coma.

If overdose is suspected, bring the victim to the nearest hospital right away.

Available brands:

  • Green Cross Isopropyl Alcohol (Green Cross, Inc.)
  • Green Cross Ethyl Alcohol (Green Cross, Inc.)
  • Band-Aid Isopropyl Alcohol (SCC Innovasia, Inc.)
  • Casino Ethyl Alcohol (International Pharmaceuticals Inc.)
  • Cleene Ethyl Alcohol (PhilUSA)

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