What are alcohol prep pads?

Alcohol prep pads are disposable single-use cloths soaked with 70% isopropyl alcohol solution. These pads are primarily used as an antiseptic skin cleanser before injection with insulin syringes, pen needles, and lancets.

What are the dimensions of this product?

Each alcohol prep pad is approximately 2’’ x 1’’. The individual packaging is measured at 2″x2″.

Why should you use alcohol prep pads?

They are used to help prevent infections, clean the skin, and disinfect cuts, scrapes, and small wounds.

When do you use alcohol prep pads?

You can use them prior to needle injections, or to clean cuts, scrapes, and other small wounds.

Are alcohol prep pads antiseptic?

Yes. Isopropyl alcohol kills and prevents the growth of bacteria on the skin.

What are alcohol prep pads used for?

Alcohol prep pads are used in healthcare settings to prevent infection that may be caused by needle punctures and cleaning wound sites.

What does gamma sterilization do?

Gamma Irradiation is a physical/chemical means of sterilization because it kills bacteria by breaking down bacterial DNA, inhibiting bacterial division. Sterilizing the prep pads makes for longer shelf life and sterile use.

Can I use these to wipe my glasses?

Yes. But it would be best to consult your optometrist for eyeglasses care.

How do I properly store these alcohol prep pads?

Keep them stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat.

What should I do if irritation occurs after use?

Discontinue use if irritation or redness develops. If the condition persists for more than 72 hours, consult your physician.

Can I use this to remove nail polish?

No. Our alcohol prep pads don’t contain acetone – the compound used in nail polish removers.

How long does it take for a single alcohol prep pad to dry out after it’s taken out of its wrapper?

Each alcohol prep pad is saturated with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol so it dries out fast.  It takes approximately 20-30 seconds to lose its moisture once you remove it from its airtight wrapper. After that timeframe, it won’t be moist enough to use on the skin.

Are they latex-free?

Yes. These alcohol prep pads are not made of synthetic latex that’s why they wouldn’t cause any latex allergy.

Are these good for wiping electronics?

Yes. It is good for wiping small devices like smartphones.

Is it flammable?

Yes. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), all alcohol-based products are potentially flammable and therefore they should be stored away from high temperatures and flames.

What are the precautions for this product?

  • Please note that you can only apply this to the skin as needed.
  • Avoid contact with eyes.
  • Discard after use.
  • If accidentally swallowed, seek medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.