Triclosan and chloroxylenol
- 1% Triclosan has good activity against Gram-positive bacteria, but is less active against Gram-negative organisms, mycobacteria and fungi.
- It is active against enveloped virsuses, but less so against non-enveloped viruses.
- It has a sustained residual effect against resident and transient microbial flora, which is minimally affected by organic matter. However, it is less effective than 2–4% chlorhexidine gluconate when used as surgical scrub solutions.19
Figure 4.Triclosan skin prep