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BD Alcohol swaps are cotton, anti-bacterial swaps used for ensuring a clean and reliable site preparation for safe, hygienic insulin injections. BD alcohol swaps are thicker and softer than most other swabs. They can also be used for other anti-bacterial needs around the house.

They come individually wrapped in four layers with an air tight seal to ensure the swabs do not dry out or leak when not in use. BD alcohol swabs contain 70% isopropyl alcohol for optimum antibacterial action.

Before injecting insulin, you want to ensure your skin is clean to avoid bacterial infections from occurring. To do this, all you have to do is;

Ensure you’ve washed your hands before proceeding.

Take a single wipe out of the package.

Wipe the swab on the area you are going to inject. Wipe from center of injection site working outwards.

Avoid going over the same spot twice, if possible.

Apply for 30 seconds and then let dry.


For external use only.

Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

If digested, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

Do not apply to irritated or damaged skin.

Do not use in the eyes, or on mucous membranes.

In case of deep or puncture wounds, consult a doctor right away.

Side Effects

Isopropyl alcohol may cause burning, stinging, or a cold feeling where and when the BD Alcohol Swab is used.


What makes these swabs any better than the other alcohol swabs I buy?

Every batch of BD alcohol swabs undergo testing to ensure they meets the requirements and standards of the United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States Pharmacopeia.


What are other items do people purchase with BD Alcohol Swabs?

BD Alcohol Swabs, BD Ultra Fine Insulin Syringe, BD Ultra Fine Lancets and BD Ultra Fine Pen Needles are often bought in combination with each other.


How much do these swabs costs and for how many?

You can get 100 BD Alcohol Swabs for $39.00 at MyDrugCenter.


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