Be Aware That Higher Strengths of Rubbing Alcohol Aren't Better Antiseptics

We're getting questions about the different types of alcohols.

Ethyl alcohol or ethanol is drinkable...but it isn't just for toasting the New Year. It's used as an antiseptic to kill germs...and can be found in mouthwashes, hand sanitizers, and antiseptic wipes.

It can also be found in some liquid oral meds (dexamethasone elixir, digoxin solution, etc) help combine ingredients.

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