SteriWeb Medical announced that it has received FDA over-the-counter (OTC) clearance for Omnicide Antimicrobial Gel, a long-lasting non-antibiotic petroleum-based topical gel for the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections and protection of the affected area.

The active ingredient is polyhexamethylene biguanide 0.5% (PHMB), an antiseptic that binds to the bacterial cell membrane and breaks down the bacterial wall for the PHMB to enter and kill the bacteria.

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The FDA clearance is based on studies that have shown the effectiveness of Omnicide Antimicrobial Gel against bacterial including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and pathogenic fungi, molds, and yeasts. Omnicide was proven to remain effective for at least 1 week without risk of irritation or toxicity.

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