SODIUM DICHLOROISOCYANURATE = NaDCC

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    Therapeutic action

    • Disinfectant (chlorine-releasing compound)

    Indications

    • Disinfection of medical devices, instruments, linen, floors and surfaces

    Forms and strengths

    • 1.67 g NaDCC effervescent tablet, releasing 1 g active chlorine when dissolved in water.

    Also comes in different strengths and in granules and powder.

    Preparation and use

    Pre-disinfection of soiled instruments

    • 0.1% active chlorine solution (1000 ppm): 1 tablet of 1 g active chlorine per litre

    Immediately after use, soak instruments for 15 minutes, then clean instruments.

     

    Disinfection of clean instruments

    • 0.1% active chlorine solution (1000 ppm): 1 tablet of 1 g active chlorine per litre

    Soak previously cleaned instruments for 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly and dry.

     

    Disinfection of linen

    • 0.1% active chlorine solution (1000 ppm): 1 tablet of 1 g active chlorine per litre

    Soak for 15 minutes, rinse thoroughly (at least 3 times).

     

    General disinfection (surfaces, floors, sinks, equipment, etc.)

    See Chlorine-releasing compounds and Antiseptics and disinfectants, Part two.

    Precautions

    • Prepare solutions with cold water, in non metallic containers.
    • NaDCC can corrode metal. The risk is limited for good quality stainless steel instruments if concentration, contact time (20 minutes maximum) and thorough rinsing recommendations are respected.
    • For disinfection of linen: use only for white cotton or linen (risk of discolouration).
    • Do not expose the product to flames. Do not incinerate.
    • DO NOT SWALLOW. Do not store NaDCC tablets near oral tablets.
    • Avoid inhaling vapours and dust when opening or handling the containers.
    • Do not mix with acid solutions such as urine, etc. (release of toxic chlorine gas) and detergents.

    Remarks

    • NaDCC may be used for wound antisepsis but only if the formulation is intended for this purpose: 0.1% active chlorine solution (1000 ppm): 1 tablet of 1 g active chlorine per litre. For prolonged use, protect the healthy skin around the wound with vaseline.

    Caution: some formulations used for disinfecting floors contain additives (detergents, colouring, etc.) and cannot be used on wounds. Check label or leaflet.

    • Some formulations can be used for the disinfection of drinking water (Aquatabs®, etc.). Follow manufacturer's instructions.
    • NaDCC is also called sodium troclosene, sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione.

    Storage

     
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    –  In airtight container, protected from light, heat and humidity, in a well ventilated room