Brilliant green

 Brilliant green

Brilliant green - a synthetic antiseptic drug that belongs to the aniline dyes.

It is used topically for skin disinfection after surgery, injury or inflammation.

Pharmacological group: antiseptics and disinfectants.

Pharmacological action

Brilliant green - it is one of the most active and high-speed antiseptics. It exhibits bactericidal properties (blocks reproduction) against Gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and diphtheria bacillus. It has some antifungal activity.

Product form

Antiseptic comes in two forms:

  • 1% or 2% alcoholic solution of brilliant green, in bottles of 10 ml and 15 ml;
  • 1g powder package.

Indications and instructions for use of brilliant green

Alcoholic solution of brilliant green is used only topically on the skin for the disinfection of fresh post-operative and post-traumatic (bruises, cuts) wounds, as a prophylactic to prevent infection of tissues at meybomit (barley), blepharitis (an infectious inflammation of the eyelids), pyoderma (purulent inflammation of the skin), rozhistom inflammation, folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles).

 The use of the solution of brilliant green - Outdoor

Used for herpes and chicken pox to prevent secondary infection.

The instructions to the brilliant green Set next way of drawing tools on the skin: on the damaged surface is applied a small amount of fluid, capturing healthy tissue. The procedure is repeated 2-3 times a day.

Brilliant green is included in several germicidal adhesive plasters, it can be used as a disinfectant for impregnating bandages.

The medicament in powder form can be diluted with 70% alcohol solution.


Antiseptic not be used if you are hypersensitive, heavy bleeding, applied to moist skin.

side effects

A solution of brilliant green can cause skin irritation, and in contact with the mucous eye - burning and tearing.

Interaction with other drugs and Storage

Do not use with other antiseptic disinfectants containing iodine, chlorine and alkalis, such as ammonia.

Brilliant green solution stored in tightly closed containers in a cool dark place. Shelf life of the alcoholic solution - about 2 years; powder - is not limited.

The drug included in the composition of various antiseptics:

  • "Liquid Novikova" (along with tannin, castor oil and collodion) - is used for primary treatment of abrasions and cracks.
  • "Corn liquor" (together with salicylic acid) - is used for the treatment of corns.