PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET (PIL) ALCO 70

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Isopropyl Alcohol 70% Solution ALCO 70 is a transparent, mobile, volatile liquid packed in different containers (See availability for details).

WHAT IS IN ALCO 70?

ALCO 70 contains Isopropyl Alcohol.

ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL acts as a disinfectant killing all surface microorganisms. It is used to disinfect hands and equipment surfaces in pharmaceuticals. 70% isopropyl alcohol solution kills microorganisms by dissolving the plasma membrane of the cell wall.

Other ingredients are Water and Glycerin.

STRENGTH OF ALCO 70

See formulation.

WHAT IS ALCO 70?

ALCO 70 is used as an external antiseptic/disinfectant for the prevention of topical infections associated with burns or minor cuts/scrapes.

HOW SHOULD YOU USE ALCO 70?

  • To sanitize hands: Scrub hands and arms with soap and water. Rinse with water and then scrub with isopropyl alcohol.

  • For small parts: Apply a small amount of this product to your skin using a clean cotton ball, cotton swab, or cotton gauze. Throw away the cotton applicator and use a piece of cotton if you need to apply more isopropyl alcohol.

  • To use isopropyl alcohol for sore muscles: Apply a generous amount to the skin and rub in until the alcohol dries.

  • Do not allow a child to use this product without supervision.

  • Do not ingest or swallow. For external use only.

WHEN SHOULD YOU NOT USE ALCO 70?

It is not advisable to use isopropyl alcohol on open wounds or on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin.

CARE THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN USING ALCO 70

Warning and Precautions:

  • If this product gets in your eyes, nose, mouth, or rectum, rinse with water.

  • Isopropyl alcohol is flammable. Do not use near high heat or open flame.

  • Isopropyl alcohol is not a substitute for other types of alcohol. Do not drink.

 

Other medicines and Ethyl alcohol:

Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied isopropyl alcohol.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:

There is no evidence to suggest that ethanol, at concentrations that do not affect the mother, can affect the health of the unborn child.

UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS OF ALCO 70

Like all medicines, this can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The side effects below may happen with this medicine.

Stop taking Isopropyl alcohol if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Get medical help if it happens.

WHAT OTHER MEDICINE OR FOOD SHOULD BE AVOIDED WHILE USING ALCO 70?

No listed drug interactions with other drugs. 

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF KATINKO® 70% ETHYL ALCOHOL?

Since Ethyl alcohol is used when needed, it does not have a regular dosing schedule.

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSE 

  • Burning

  • Stinging

  • Cold feeling

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF ALCO 70?

Since Isopropyl alcohol is used when needed, it does not have a regular dosing schedule.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSE 

  • Burning

  • Stinging

  • Cold feeling

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE APPLIED MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE? 

Consult a doctor if needed.

HOW TO STORE ALCO 70?

Keep out of reach of children. Keep ALCO 70 in a dry, well-ventilated area at temperatures not exceeding 30°C. Do not use it after the expiry date indicated in the package.

WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR?

If the condition persists or gets worse.

MARKETING AUTHORIZATION HOLDER

                        GREENSTONE PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.

                        Anabu Industrial Estate, Anabu Hills 1-C, Imus, Cavite

ADVERSE DRUG REACTION REPORTING STATEMENT

For suspected adverse drug reaction, report to the FDA: www.fda.gov.ph

Seek medical attention immediately at the first sign of any adverse drug reaction.

AVAILABILITY

 

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12 mL Glass Bottle

 

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20 mL PP Bottle

 

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50 mL PET Bottle

100 mL PET Bottle

250 mL PET Bottle

500 mL PET Bottle

 

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1 L HDPE Container

1 Gal HDPE Container

4 L HDPE Container

 

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Date of Revision: 13 JUN 2022