kodan® tincture forte coloured

Ready-to-use coloured skin antiseptic with a long-term effect of at least 24 hours

Our Plus

  • Long-term antimicrobial activity for a minimum of 24 hours
  • Effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms (bactericidal incl. mycobacteria and MRSA, yeasticidal, fungicidal, virucidal against enveloped viruses incl. HIV, HBV, HCV, HSV)
  • Orange-red coloured solution marks the disinfected area
  • Rapid acting and excellent skin compatibility


Fields of Application

  • For preoperative skin preperation
  • For use prior to sugery catheterisation and injections
  • For use prior to taking of blood samples, punctures, excisions, cannulations and biopsies

Instructions for use

Prior to all invasive surgery
  • Use kodan® without dilution
  • Spray on or rub the relevant skin area with a soaked swab and assure a thorough wetting of the skin
  • Pay attention to the exposure time in correspondence to the application area
  • Remove the excess product to avoid puddling
Prior to punctures of the joints and preoperative skin preparation
  • Remove hair mechanically or chemically on the relevant skin area
  • Preoperative antiseptic washing (e.g. with octenisan®) is recommended
  • To avoid removal only use skin markers with sufficient alcohol resistance (e.g. Devon™ Surgical Site Mini-Marker)

Microbiological efficacy

EfficacyConcentrationContact time
ready-to-use15 sec.
ready-to-use15 sec.
ready-to-use60 sec.
ready-to-use15 sec.
virucidal against enveloped viruses
ready-to-use15 sec.
ready-to-use15 sec.
ready-to-use10 min.
ready-to-use30 sec.
Application areaConcentrationContact time
skin with a high density of sebaceous glands
in accordance with VAH
ready-to-use2 min.
skin with a low density of sebaceous glands: before injections and taking of blood samples
in accordance with VAH
ready-to-use15 sec.
skin with a low density of sebaceous glands: before punctures of the joints
in accordance with VAH
ready-to-use60 sec.
skin with a low density of sebaceous glands: for pre- and postoperative skin disinfection
in accordance with VAH
ready-to-use60 sec.


  • VAH certificate

Product data

100 g solution contains: 2-propanol (Ph. Eur.) 45.0 g, 1-propanol (Ph. Eur.) 10.0 g, biphenyl-2-ol 0.20 g.
Other ingredients: hydrogen peroxide solution 30% (Ph. Eur.), quinoline yellow, orange yellow S., brilliant black PN, purified water.

Chemical-physical data

Flash point:24 °C / Method : DIN 51755 Part 1
Density:ca. 0,90 g/cm3 / 20 °C
pH:Not applicable

Special advice

For external use only. Keep pharmaceuticals out of the reach of children. The product should not be applied to premature babies and newborns with immature skin (e.g. constrained barrier function of the skin) due to the high alcohol content. Flammable. Do not expose to flames or electrical heat sources. When thermocauters or other electrical devices are used, let the product dry well to prevent adverse effects.
When used before incision foils are used, let the product dry well to prevent impairment of adhesion.
When used before glucose testing (e.g. Hämogluco-Sticks), let the product dry well to prevent adverse effects on measurement results.

Once the container has been opened the product should not be used for more than 12 months but not beyond the expiry date.

Information for order

ItemDelivery formItem no.
kodan forte coloured 250 ml FL10/Cartonon request
kodan forte coloured 1 l FL10/Cartonon request
These products are not available in every country. For more information please contact our local subsidiary or distributor.

Application aids

ItemItem no.
Spray head for 1l bottle180212

Environmental information

schülke manufactures products economically and with advanced, safe and environmentally friendly production processes while at the same time maintaining our high quality standards.
Efficacy against adenovirus: following EN14476 (25°C)
kodan® tincture forte coloured

Active substances: 2-propanol (Ph. Eur.), 1-propanol (Ph. Eur.), biphenyl-2-ol. Composition: 100 g solution contain 45.0 g 2-propanol (Ph. Eur.), 10.0 g 1-propanol (Ph. Eur.), 0.20 g biphenyl-2-ol. Other ingredients: quinoline yellow, orange yellow S., brilliant black PN, hydrogen peroxide solution 30% (Ph. Eur.), purified water. Indications: Skin disinfection prior to surgical procedures, catheterization, blood and liquor collection, injections, punctures, excisions, cannulations, biopsies, for antiseptic care of sutures as well as for additional general hygienic measures to prevent fungal skin infections. Contraindications: kodan® tincture forte coloured may not be used in cases of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation. Undesirable effects: Particularly with frequent use, skin irritations such as burning, erythema and dryness can occur. In rare cases allergic contact reactions are possible. Revision 04/20
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this user information, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Schülke & Mayr GmbH, 22840 Norderstedt, Germany, Tel. +49 40 52100-666, info@schuelke.com

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