Two very popular disinfectants differ by about 20 times in cost.
In the "Internet" sometimes they write that they are full analogues. Is it so? It's time to clarify.
The same thing or not?
Not. Both of these drugs - antiseptics, they do well with most of the currently known pathogens, including fungi. But they have different chemical formulas, different side effects and different effects on the body.
Note: 0.05% chlorhexidine aqueous solution is sold in pharmacies, and it will be discussed about it. More concentrated solutions can be dangerous to humans.
Let's look at the differences:
|Price||350-400r (150 ml)||15-20p (100 ml)|
|Antibacterial and antifungal external agent||Effective||Effective|
|Action on viruses||Active against complex viruses (herpes, hiv, etc.)|| 0.05% solution does not act on viruses (yes, do not be surprised).
From greater concentration will burn.
|Action on the skin||Very soft, usually not felt. Rare, but possible allergies||Possible dermatitis , burning, itching, allergic reactions|
|Effect on mucous membranes (nose, throat, urethra, genitals)||Rarely there is a slight burning sensation, passes quickly.||There is a strong burning sensation, itching, which pass for a long time.|
|Taste||Hardly noticeable. Children are well tolerated.||Very bitter|
|Application in ophthalmology||Yes, you can bury in eyes||In no case. In case of accidental contact, quickly spend a large amount of water.|
|Mouthwash during rinsing||not||staining of tooth enamel, deposition of tartar, violation of taste|
|If swallowed accidentally||No danger||It is necessary to induce vomiting and flush the stomach, then take activated charcoal or another enterosorbent .|
|Use during pregnancy and lactation||During pregnancy there are no restrictions. When lactating with caution that the tool does not fall into the baby's mouth - there is no data on the effect on infants.||Similarly. But it is not necessary to forget that the drug is dangerous in case of accidental ingestion into the stomach.|
|For kids||According to the instructions can be applied from 3 years||Different manufacturers indicate either "with caution in childhood" or "It can not be up to 12 years." In fact, the mucous erodes even an adult, the child is even more tortured|
|Duration of treatment||There are no restrictions, the required duration is described in the instructions.||No longer than 7 days|
|Open wounds and burns||Good for processing||You can apply, but the burning is very strong|
|Disinfection of surfaces and shoes||Expensive||1% solution just right. The effectiveness is the same, if not higher.|
Note on age: Sometimes he and the other drug is prescribed to young children. It is important to understand that irrigation of the throat with any substance is a danger to the infant.
A baby has a strong pharyngeal spasm and very serious consequences. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor about how to properly use drugs.
Drugs prescribed for the same diseases?
Yes. Both drugs are intended for disinfection and sanation of the skin, mucous membranes, rinses, douches and the like.
Chlorhexidine is also used to disinfect surgical instruments and other items. Miramistin can also be used for disinfection, although it is expensive.
In general, the conclusion is: If you need a drug to treat the oral cavity or the intimate zone, if you need a safe medicine for children, then it is better to spend money on Miramistin.
If you need to sanitize public goods, or after the fungus you want to sanitize shoes - choose chlorhexidine.
By the way, there are other drugs: Inexpensive analogues of Miramistin .
And yet, if you plan to use it only for surfaces (not for skin) - you can buy a 1% solution of chlorhexidine in a large bottle (1 l) in the store of medical equipment and consumables. Such shops are in any large city.