Most helpful critical review
74 of 75 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2007
This product is not Mercurochrome. The active ingredent of this product is benzalkonium chloride (trade name Altaryl, Benzine) and has orange coloring added to resemble Merthiolate. The active ingredent of real Mercurochrome is dibromohydroxymercurifluorescein. The FDA has banned Mercurochrome and other hightly effective mercury containing products for OTC use since 1998. Actual Mercurochrome can be found and purchaced on-line from international sources.
If you are looking for this product to be as effective as the real Mercurochrome you will be disapointed. This is one of those products which uses the name of a more effective banned product to swindle people into buying it.