This compound is used as a topical anti-infective and as a bactericide for most pathogens commonly causing surface infections. If is also used in the adjunctive therapy of patients with second and third degree burns when bacterial resistance to other agents is a real or potential problem. It is also indicated in skin grafting where bacterial contamination may cause graft rejection and/or donor site infection. It is also an antibacterial agent for the treatment or prevention of infections in a variety of conditions involving skin, eyes, ears, nose and genito-urinary tract. It is used on pyodermas, ulcers and wounds. This chemical affects some protozoa and is an effective prophylaxis against nosocomial infections. It is used as an antiseptic lubricant for transurethral resection. It is also used as an anti-microbial in veterinary medicine. ABCD.