FDA seeks more data on antiseptic ingredients

April 30, 2015 3:00 PM

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FDA seeks more data on antiseptic ingredients

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has asked for additional data to support the continued safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients in antiseptics sold over the counter to healthcare professionals.

Alcohol and iodines are the most common active ingredients in such antiseptics, the FDA said, adding that home-use antiseptics such as antibacterial soap and hand sanitizers are not part of this evaluation.

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