Acriflavine Hydrochloride


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Acriflavine Hydrochloride

 

(also called trypaflavine), an antiseptic and antiprotozoal agent that destroys staphylococci, streptococci, gonococci, and meningococci. It is used in a 0.1 percent solution to irrigate infected wounds and ulcers, abscesses, and phlegmons and as a solution for rinsing catarrhal inflammations of the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, and throat. Its principal use is in veterinary medicine, to treat parasitic diseases by intravenous injection of a 1.0 percent solution and to treat trichomoniasis by application to the genitalia.

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