In-vitro Antimicrobial Efficacy of Carex Powerful Antiseptic Liquid

  • A Ogunledun
  • AM Deji-Agboola
  • AM Efunshile
  • WB Mutiu
  • TA Banjo
  • SO Adedeji
  • GO Igile
Keywords: Carex Antiseptic Liquid, Time Kill Test.

Abstract



The Paterson Zochonis Industries in Lagos, Nigeria recently produced Carex Powerful Antiseptic Liquid, which was investigated for antimicrobial activities against common human skin pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and a dermatophyte including Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Malassezia furfur, Candida albicans and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. The microbes were challenged in-vitro with 0.7% and undiluted Carex antiseptic liquids for a period between 30 seconds and 120 seconds and the microbial cell reduction rates were determined at every 30 seconds contact by time kill test. Both diluted and undiluted Carex antiseptic liquids produced 100% reduction in all the microbial cells tested except Pseudomonas aeruginosa in which 62% and 100% cell reductions were observed for diluted and undiluted Carex antiseptic liquids respectively within 30 seconds of contact time. It is concluded that Carex Powerful Antiseptic liquid made by the PZ Industries has antimicrobial activities but its non-toxicity to human skin should be proven by subjecting the preparation to clinical trial.

Keywords: Carex Antiseptic Liquid, Time Kill Test.

Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences Vol. 7 (2) 2008: pp. 44-50
Published
2009-02-04
Section
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