ALCOHOL-BASED HAND RUB, solution/gel, 500ml, bot.


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Former Code(s): ALIFZYN1220
15.2 - Disinfectants
Classification of the medicines in groups and subgroups according to their therapeutic use. The classification used by MSF is based on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification according to WHOCC
Hazardous materials and products (identified by their 4-digit transport UN-number) must be transported under certain conditions as specified in the MSDS sheet (Material Safety Data Sheet).
Thermosensitive codes are defined for storage and transportation temperature requirements of the products.
Gr 1 - PT 1
Biocide: Products that are intended to destroy, render harmless, prevent the action of, or otherwise exert a controlling effect on any harmful organism by chemical or biological means.
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Full Name

Synonym: Hand Sanitiser

Therapeutic Action

Antiseptic for local application


Hand antisepsis by friction, before and after procedures or wearing gloves

Instructions for use

Ready-to-use alcohol-based hand rub, solution or gel. Both presentations have the same antiseptic efficacy.

The solution (or gel) should contain at least 70% ethanol or 75% isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol or 2-propanol).

To be used on clean or unsoiled, powder-free (use powder-free gloves) and dry hands. The gel protects better the skin of the hands from dryness in case of frequent use.

Same code for 500 ml solution and gel. Depending on the product registered in the country, specify the presentation required (gel or solution) to your supply centre when ordering.

The 500 ml bottle should preferably be supplied with hand pump.

Holders (wall-mounted or bedside holder) designed for the 500 ml bottle are available. Caution! before ordering holders, check with your supply centre the shape of the bottle which will be supplied (squared or round bottle) in order to receive the correct holder adapted to the bottle.

The wall mount holder requires a botlle with hand pump for functioning.

Transport Dangerous Goods

Transport regulation depends on the presentation and the manufacturer (check the product's MSDS)

  • e.g. Sterillium med®, Sterillium gel®, Phagorub gel or Phago'gel®:
    • UN 1993 - Flammable liquid, n.o.s.
    • Transport Class 3 - Flammable liquids
    • Packing Group II or III - Substances and preparations presenting a serious toxicity hazard or Substances and preparations presenting a relatively low toxicity hazard
    • Proper shipping name: Flammable liquid, n.o.s.
  • e.g. Spirigel complete®:
    • UN 1170 - Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) or Ethanol solution (ethyl alcohol solution)
    • Transport Class 3 - Flammable liquids
    • Packing group II - Substances and preparations presenting a serious toxicity hazard
    • Proper shipping name: Ethanol solution (Ethyl alcohol solution)


  • Below 25°C - Protect from sunlight
  • Tightly close the bottle after each use to avoid evaporation.
  • After opening, check the use-by date mentioned by the manufacturer on the packaging (note the date on the bottle).
  • Keep away from sources of ignition (flame, spark, incandescent material).

Classification according to EC Regulation num. 528/2012 (Biocidal Products)

Classification according to EC Regulation num. 1272/2008 (Classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures)

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H225Highly flammable liquid and vapour
H319Causes serious eye irritation
H412Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects
P403 + P235Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
P210Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. – No smoking.
P233Keep container tightly closed.
P301 + P330 + P331IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting
P305 + P351 + P338IF IN EYES: rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. If the victim wears contact lenses, remove them if possible. Keep rinsing
P337 + P313If eye irritation persists: get medical advice/attention
P102Keep out of reach of children
P501Dispose of contents/container to location in accordance with local and regional/ national/ international regulations