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Hydrogen Peroxide



Adrenal insufficiency, Allergy, Dermatosis.

How it works

Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidising agent with antibacterial and antiviral activity. It is used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and deodorant. It also has a mild haemostatic action. It exerts its antiseptic action partly by its ready release of oxygen when applied to tissues, but this effect is reduced in the presence of organic matter. The mechanical effect of effervescence may be more useful for wound cleansing than the antimicrobial action.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Abnormal hair growth on a women face and body, Joint pain, Cataract, Edema, Euphoria (feeling of intense excitement and happiness), Headache, Increased appetite, Indigestion, Insomnia


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)