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octeniderm® colourless

Colourless skin antiseptic with residual antimicrobial activity of at least 48 hours


Our Plus

  • Residual effect for at least 48 hours
  • Effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms (bactericidal incl. mycobacteria and MRSA, fungicidal, virucidal against enveloped viruses incl. HIV, HBV, HCV, HSV, Adenovirus type 5 and Rotavirus)
  • Rapid acting
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Fields of Application
  • For preoperative skin preparation/postoperative suture care
  • For use prior to placing a vascular catheter (e.g. CVC)
  • For use prior to punctures, taking of blood samples, injections, excisions, cannulations and biopsies
  • For hygienic and surgical hand disinfection
Instructions for use
Prior to all invasive surgery
  • Use octeniderm® without dilution
  • Spray on the relevant skin area or rub the relevant skin area with a soaked swab
  • Assure a thorough wetting of the skin and pay attention to the exposure time
  • Remove the excess product to avoid puddling

For 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 Prep Resistant (REF 31146020), Sandel® Time Out® Skin Marker (REF 1019 / 1019-R))
  • When used before incision foils are used, let the product dry well to prevent impairment of adhesion
Microbiological efficacy
Efficacy Concentration Contact time
ready-to-use 15 sec.
virucidal against enveloped viruses
in accordance with DVV
ready-to-use 15 sec.
in accordance with DVV
ready-to-use 15 sec.
ready-to-use 30 sec.
Adenovirus (type 5)
ready-to-use 60 sec.
Application area Concentration Contact time
skin with a high density of sebaceous glands
in accordance with VAH
ready-to-use 2 min.
skin with a low density of sebaceous glands: before injections and taking of blood samples
in accordance with VAH
ready-to-use 15 sec.
skin with a low density of sebaceous glands: before punctures of the joints
in accordance with VAH
ready-to-use 60 sec.
skin with a low density of sebaceous glands: for pre- and postoperative skin disinfection
in accordance with VAH
ready-to-use 60 sec.


  • VAH certificate
Product data
100 g solution contains: octenidine dihydrochloride 0.1 g, 1-propanol (Ph.Eur.) 30.0 g, 2-propanol (Ph.Eur.) 45.0 g. Other ingredients: purified water.

Chemical-physical data

Flash point:24 °C / Method : DIN 51755 Part 1
Density:ca. 0,85 g/cm3 / 20 °C
pH:Not applicable
Special advice
For external use only. 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. Keep pharmaceuticals out of the reach of children.
Flammable. Do not expose to flames or electrical heat sources. Wipe up any excess product in order to avoid pooling. When thermocauters or other electrical devices are used, let the product dry well to prevent adverse effects. In the event that octeniderm® colourless accidentally comes into contact with the eyes, rinse immediately for several minutes with copious amounts of water, thereby holding the eyelids open. Avoid inhalation of vapours.
Let the product dry well when used before glucose testing (e.g. Hämogluco-Sticks) to prevent adverse effects on measurement results.
If it comes into contact with PVP-iodine products, octeniderm® colourless may cause severe brown to purple staining.
Do not combine octeniderm® colourless with coloured products.

Do not use pharmaceuticals after the expiry date.
Shelf life after first opening: 18 months
Information for order
ItemDelivery formItem no.
octeniderm farblos 250 ml FL10/Cartonon request
octeniderm farblos 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
Item Item no.
Spray head for 1l bottle 180212
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.
Composition: 100 g solution contain: octenidine dihydrochloride 0.1 g, 1-propanol (Ph.Eur.) 30.0 g, 2-propanol (Ph.Eur.) 45.0 g. Other ingredients: purified water. Indications: Skin disinfection prior to surgical procedures, once-only suture care. If no special hand disinfectant is available, octeniderm® can also be used for hygienic and surgical hand disinfection. Contraindications: octeniderm® should not be used in case of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation. Undesirable effects: Particularly in cases of frequent use, skin irritation such as redness, burning and itching may occasionally occur. In rare cases allergic reactions (e.g. contact eczema) are possible. Special warnings and special precautions for use: Flammable! Do not spray into open flames. Remove the excess product to avoid pooling. Do not put thermocautery on skin before the disinfected areas have dried. In cases of accidental eye contact with octeniderm® the eye must be rinsed immediately with open eyelid for several minutes with plenty of water. Avoid inhalation of vapour. Due to the high alcohol content octeniderm® must not be applied on premature infants and neonates with immature skin (e.g. restricted barrier function of the skin). 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.

Manufacturer: Schülke & Mayr GmbH, 22840 Norderstedt, Germany, Tel. +49 40 52100-666,