Product Information regarding

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Based on this Health Canada is permitting manufacturers to communicate to the public regarding the expected efficacy of certain market authorized disinfectant drugs against this emerging viral pathogen.

SARS-CoV-2; the virus attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic is an enveloped virus. In most cases, while such viruses are easily transmitted, enveloped viruses can be more easily deactivated compared to other more robust viruses, like non-envelop viruses (e.g. Poliovirus type 1, etc.).

Germiphene’s lineup of products has a wide variety of hard surface disinfectants that have demonstrated efficacy against both enveloped (non-robust but easily transmissible viruses) and non-enveloped viruses (more robust viruses that are usually harder to transmit than enveloped viruses).

The products in the table below have all been reviewed by Health Canada and have been tested against several viruses.

Germiphene’s disinfecting products like GermXtra, UltraSwipes and SuperSwipes can demonstrate broad-spectrum antiviral effectiveness. Similarly, our products like E-Fect and E-Fect Forte have demonstrated efficacy against a different type of coronavirus.

Based on this information, these products are expected to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Heath Canada COVID-19 Resources
Health Canada Approved Product List
Health Canada Interim Approved Product List

Product DIN Company Active Ingredient Product Form
E-Fect Forte2403676GermipheneThymolSolution
E-Fect 2394723Germiphene Thymol Solution
GermXtra2239248Germiphene Alcohol Anhydrous, benzalkonium chloride, o-phenylphenolSpray
Ultra Swipes2267276Germiphene Alcohol Anhydrous, benzalkonium chloride, o-phenylphenolWipes
Super Swipes2472295Germiphene Alcohol Anhydrous, benzalkonium chloride, o-phenylphenolWipes
GermiCide3 Solution2293072Micro-Scientific, LLCn-ALKYL DIMETHYL BENZYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE – 0.154%
GermiCide3 Wipes2317842Germiphene Alkyl dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride, Benzalkonium CHLORIDE, Isopropyl alcoholWipes
GamaCide3 Solution2409380Germiphene BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, Isopropyl alcoholSolution
GamaCide3 Wipes2358786Germiphene BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, Isopropyl alcoholWipes
Gluterate2217902Germiphene GLUTERALDEHYDESolution