Here are some FAQs on disinfectant
Q1. Is DDT disinfectant?
Ans: No, it comes under Insecticide.
Q2. Which manufacturing license is required to manufacture hand wash?
Ans: It comes under Cosmetics, so cosmetics manufacturing license is required to manufacture hand wash.
Q3. Which manufacturing license is required for product like cleaning of utensils?
Ans: No such license is required under Drugs and Cosmetics Act for the product like cleaning of utensils liquid
Q4: How many types of disinfectants are available which come under the preview of Drugs and Cosmetics Act?
Ans: As per schedule O of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, two types of disinfectants are available i.e.
- Black fluid & White fluid. e.g. Phenyl.
- Disinfectant fluid made with chemicals. e.g. Harpic.
Note: Disinfectant which is used to disinfect only medical equipments, comes under the category of Disinfectant, as per Medical Devices Rules, 2017 at serial no. 163 under categories of Medical Devices
Q5: Whether sales license is required to sale disinfectant?
Ans: No, Exempted under Schedule K of the Act (As per serial no 12 of Schedule K).
Q6: What is Anti-septic solution?
Ans: Anti-septic solution are drugs for which manufacturing and sale license is required.
Q7. What is the difference between Anti-Septic and disinfectant?
Ans: For disinfectant, no drugs sales license is required (except used for medical devices) and For anti-septic sale license is required.
Note: Anti-septic solution is to be applied on the living tissue.
Disinfectant is to be applied on the non-living object.
Q8: Whether disinfectant comes under medical devices which require drugs sales license?
Ans: Yes, however as per draft notification, Govt. is going to exempt such sales condition by amending eight schedule of medical devices.
Q9: Whether hand wash can be used as Germicide?
Ans: No, because hand wash is cosmetic.
Q10 : Can any ayurvedic drug claim it as disinfectant ?
Ans: No, because there is no definition of disinfectant or cosmetics in Ayurvedic.
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