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Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution is an antiseptic and antifungal agent used on the wounded skin to prevent infection. When applied to the skin, it releases oxygen and causes effervescence (foams). This helps remove dead skin and cleans the wound making the recovery process faster.

Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean, making sure they are dry and washing your hands before and after treating the infection.

The most common side effects are scaling of skin, itching, redness of skin, stinging sensation, and swelling. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

  • Wound infection

Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

In Wound infection

Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution is an antiseptic that is used for the treatment and prevention of wound infection. Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution kills and prevents the growth of infection-causing microbes, thereby preventing abrasions, cuts, or any break in the skin from getting infected. Keep the affected area clean and use the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Side effects of Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Skin peeling
  • Itching
  • Stinging sensation
  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Edema (swelling)

How to use Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Hydrogen Peroxide Solution works

Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution is an antiseptic. When applied on the skin, it works by releasing oxygen and causes effervescence. This helps remove dead skin and cleans the wound.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Hydrogen Peroxide Solution?

If you miss a dose of Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Hydrogen Peroxide 6% Solution should be applied on skin 2 to 3 times a day or as suggested by the doctor.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved 7 days of treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if redness and irritation last for a longer period of time.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Homogeneous other Non-Metal Compound
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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How to use hydrogen peroxide for throat problem.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
I do not recommend this as the medication for throat infection
How to use hydrogen peroxide for sore throat
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
HI Kindly consult to allopathic Doctor
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References

  1. ScienceDirect. Hydrogen Peroxide. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Hydrogen Peroxide. [Accessed 06 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer Address

20 K,Lekhraj Building,1st Floor, Lokmanya Tilak Marg,Mumbai, Maharstra-400003
MRP
30
100 ml in 1 bottle
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