Avagard Lotion

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 1/12/2022
Drug Description

What is Avagard Lotion and how is it used?

Avagard Lotion is an over-the-counter antiseptic used by healthcare personnel as a surgical and hand antiseptic. Avagard Lotion may be used alone or with other medications.

Avagard Lotion belongs to a class of drugs called Topical Antimicrobials.

It is not known if Avagard Lotion is safe and effective in children.

What are the possible side effects of Avagard Lotion?

Avagard Lotion may cause serious side effects including:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, and
  • severe burning,
  • itching,
  • redness,
  • blistering or peeling,
  • swelling or severe skin rash, and
  • any other severe irritation of treated skin

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Avagard Lotion include:

  • rash

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Avagard Lotion. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Kills greater than 99.999% of harmful bacteria in 15 seconds (in vitro). Fragrance-free.

Active ingredients: Ethyl Alcohol, 61% w/w

Purpose: Antiseptic

Indications & Dosage


  • instant healthcare personnel hand antiseptic to reduce bacteria that potentially can cause disease
  • instant hand antiseptic to decrease bacteria on the skin
  • recommended for repeated use



Apply to clean, dry hands. Apply sufficient amount to thoroughly wet all surfaces of hand and fingers.
Rub on to hands until dry.

  • Supervise children in the use of this product.


Other information

Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)

Inactive ingredients

Beheneth-10, behenyl alcohol, C20-40 pareth-24, cetyl palmitate, diisopropyl dimer dilinoleate, dimethicone, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, squalane, water.

Questions: Call 1-800-228-3957 (Monday to Friday 7AM-6PM CST)

Made in U.S.A. of globally sourced materials for: 3M Health Care, 2510 Conway Ave., St. Paul, MN 55144. Revised: Jun 2014


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Side Effects & Drug Interactions


No information provided.


No information provided.

Warnings & Precautions


Flammable, keep away from fire or flame. For external use only.

When using this product keep out of eyes. If contact with eyes occurs, rinse promptly and thoroughly with water.

Stop use and ask a doctor if significant irritation, or sensitization develops.

Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


Included as part ofthe WARNINGS section.

Overdosage & Contraindications


No information provided.


No information provided.

Clinical Pharmacology


No information provided.

Medication Guide


No information provided.Please refer to the WARNINGS section.

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