Azopiram is a reagent used to detect hidden traces of blood that could remain on medical instruments as a result of insufficient pre-sterilization cleaning.
Release form and composition
Azopiram is available in two dosage forms:
- Powder concentrate Azopiram SC;
- Ready alcohol solution of reagents Azopiram Kit.
The vial with aniline hydrochloric acid (10 ml) and a vial with amidopyrine (10 g) are included in the preparation Azopiram SC.
The drug Azopiram Kit consists of ready alcohol solutions of aniline (10 ml) and amidopyrine (90 ml).
Indications for use
According to the instructions Azopiram is designed to detect traces of blood, acids, rust, chlorine oxidants, washing powder, plant residues on medical devices in order to control the quality of their presterilization cleansing in medical institutions, sanitary-epidemiological and disinfection stations.
Testing medical instruments using Azopiram should be carried out once a week.
Dosing and Administration
When using Azopiram SC, the contents of the vials with aniline and stabilizer are dissolved in 60 ml of ethanol 95%. The resulting mixture should be thoroughly stirred until completely dissolved.
The working solution of Azopiram, which is intended directly for checking the quality of cleaning of a medical instrument, is prepared as follows: the preparation and the solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide are mixed in equal proportions.
When using Azopiram Kit, alcohol is not additionally needed. It is enough just to pour aniline into a bottle with a solution of amidopyrine.
According to the instructions Azopiram before use should be sure to check for suitability. To do this, just 2 drops of the solution applied to the blood stain. If the stain is stained pink-violet for a minute, the solution is usable. When testing a medical instrument for signs of rust and chlorine-containing oxidizing agents, it should appear not lilac, but brownish staining.
According to the instructions, Azopiram is not suitable for use, if after its use no staining has appeared or it appears after a longer time.
All test products should be cleaned with a swab moistened with Azopiram solution, or with a pipette, apply 2 drops of the solution directly to the product.
When testing reusable syringes, they should be collected 3-4 drops of solution and move the piston several times to moisten the inner surface of the syringe with a solution. The reagent is left in the syringe for one minute, after which it is squeezed onto a napkin.
To check the quality of cleaning the needles, the reagent is drawn into a syringe, and, by successively changing the needles, the solution is passed through each of them, squeezing a few drops of the solution onto a clean gauze napkin.
The quality of cleaning hollow articles, such as catheters, is assessed by injecting reagents into the interior of the products. The solution is left in them for one minute, then squeezed onto a gauze napkin. The amount of drug introduced into the product depends on its size.
As a rule, 1% of simultaneously processed medical instruments (at least 5 products) are subject to inspection.
After the control, regardless of the results, the remnants of the solution are removed from the products, rinsing them extensively with water or wiping with a swab, and then presterilizing is repeated.
According to the instructions Azopiram is intended solely for processing medical instruments and professional items. Do not use the drug for medicinal purposes.
All products that have passed the test procedure must be at room temperature.
The solution is combustible, as it contains ethyl alcohol, therefore it should not be allowed to come into contact with hot surfaces of heating devices and with open fire.
The working solution must be used within two hours, after which it becomes unusable.
If the reagent gets on the mucous membranes or the skin, wash the affected area thoroughly with water.
In the case of moderate yellowing of the solution, without precipitation, the quality of Azopiram does not decrease.
The working solution of Azopiram cannot be kept in bright light.
Azopiram has no analogues on the active components.
Terms and conditions of storage
Azopiram SK should be stored in the original packaging at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C. The shelf life of the drug is 2 years.
Azopiram The kit should be stored in a tightly closed vial at room temperature for no longer than 2 months.
The drug should be kept away from other medicines, strong alkalis, acids and food.