kodan® tincture forte colourless

Ready-to-use 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)
  • Rapid acting and excellent skin compatibility


Fields of Application

  • For preoperative skin prep / postoperative suture care
  • For use prior to sugery catheterisation, injections, taking of blood samples, punctures, excisions, cannulations and biopsies
  • To support general-hygienic measures in the prevention of fungal skin infections
  • For hygienic hand disinfection*

Instructions for use

Prior to all invasive surgery
  • Use kodan® without dilution
  • Spray on or rub the relevant skin area with a soaked swab, assure a thorough wetting of the skin and 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-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.), purified water.

Chemical-physical data

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

Special advice

For external use only. Keep pharmaceuticals out of the reach of children. In case of accidental contact with eyes rinse immediately for several minutes with plenty of water keeping the eyelid open. Due to the high alcohol content kodan® tincture forte colourless must not be applied on premature infants and neonates with immature skin (e.g. restricted barrier function of the skin).
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 glucose testing (e.g. Hämogluco-Sticks), let the product dry well to prevent adverse effects on measurement results.
When used before incision foils are used, let the product dry well to prevent impairment of adhesion.
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 colourless 250 ml FL10/Cartonon request
kodan forte colourless 1 l FL10/Cartonon request
kodan Tinkt.f.fbl.KP 250 ml FL10/Cartonon request
kodan Tinktur forte fbl. 40x6 ml AM1/Cartonon request
kodan forte colourless KP 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.
* VAH certificate does not include hygienic hand disinfection
Efficacy against adenovirus: following EN14476 (25°C)
kodan® tincture forte colourless

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: 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. If no special hand disinfectant is available kodan® tincture forte colourless may also be used for hygienic hand disinfection. Contraindications: kodan® tincture forte colourless should not be used for surgical hand disinfection. kodan® tincture forte colourless 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 01/22

If any of the side effects gets 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

Privacy Policy

We use analysis methods (e. g. cookies) to measure how often our site is visited and how it is used. In addition, we use cookies to link your page visits and website use with your customer data stored in our CRM in order to be able to address you individually, i.e. based on interests and usage. We embed third-party content from other providers (e. g. videos) on our site. We have no influence on further data processing and any tracking by the third party provider.
In this context, we also use service providers in third countries outside the EU that do not have an adequate level of data protection, which harbors the following risks: Access by authorities without informing the data subject, no data subject rights, no legal remedies, loss of control.
With your settings you consent to the processes described above. You can revoke your consent with effect for the future. You can find more information in our privacy policy.