F10 Antiseptic Solution
F10® Antiseptic Solution is a multi-purpose broad spectrum preparation effective against a wide range of bacteria, fungi, viruses and spores.
Available as a concentrate in 200ml and 1 litre bottles.
It can be used as a topical application to treat and help prevent re-infection in a variety of clinical situations.
USING F10® ANTISEPTIC SOLUTION
Wound irrigation and treatment
Remove gross contamination as necessary. Prepare a 1:250 F10® Antiseptic Solution using normal saline and irrigate the wound site as required. Dressings can be soaked in the Antiseptic Solution and bandaged over the wound site. Abscesses may also be flushed out using a prepared 1:250 solution. Abraded or inaccessible areas not suitable for high volume flushing can be sprayed with the Antiseptic Solution and allowed to dry.
Large volume lavage
Where required a 1:500 solution can be used within the abdominal cavity as an antiseptic lavage in cases of sepsis, organ perforation or rupture or inadvertent leakage during surgery. Excess liquid should be removed before closure.
Nebulise using a 1:250 F10® Antiseptic Solution made with distilled water for a period of 20-30 minutes once or twice daily for as long a period as determined by response to therapy. F10® Antiseptic Solution has not been shown to interfere with other medication concurrently delivered by nebulisation.
Sinus and nasal flushing
For the removal of accumulated mucous, inflammatory material and the control of infection. Use a 1:250 of F10® Antiseptic Solution made with normal saline. Restrain the animal with its head downwards to avoid aspiration and syringe the cavity as required.
A 1:500 to 1:1000 solution can be used as a crop lavage. Administer by gavage tube.
Skin, scale and feather decontamination
Treat the patient by spraying, soaking or washing with a 1:250 F10® Antiseptic Solution or by placing it in a nebulising chamber until the body surface is thoroughly moistened. Leave to air dry.
Full body immersion in a 1:1000 solution has been shown to be effective at treating skin problems in some species of reptile and amphibians.
See here for technical information on the F10® product range and for the attributes of F10® Core Actives.
These products are developed by Health and Hygiene in South Africa. Please visit their website for further product details.
Almost all plastic elements used in the packaging of F10® products are made from HDPE 2 materials and are widely recycled. This includes the bottles, caps, pumps, sprays, tubes and tubs.