Classifications: skin and mucous membrane agent; antiinfective
Pregnancy Category: C
1:1000 solution, tincture, spray
Topical organic mercurial with sustained bacteriostatic and fungistatic activity. Ineffective against spore-forming organisms.
Utilized as a topical antiseptic because it is both a bacteriostatic and fungistatic agent.
First-aid treatment of contaminated wounds, in antisepsis of intact skin, before surgery, and in pustular dermatosis; as antifungal agent in athlete's foot for wound irrigations. Ophthalmic preparation is used to treat conjunctivitis and corneal ulcer and for prevention of infection following removal of foreign bodies. Used as preservative in most solutions sold for cleaning, wetting, soaking, and storage of contact lenses; also used as preservative for biologic and pharmaceutical products.
History of sensitivity to thio or mercurial compounds; prolonged use; pregnancy (category C).
Adult: Topical 1:1000 solution, apply locally 13 times/d
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