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Hydrogen Peroxide 10 vol.

 

Composition:

Hydrogen Peroxide 3% W / V.

 

Properties:  

Hydrogen Peroxide is an oxidizing agent with antiseptic, disinfectant, and deodorant properties, it is used in dilute aqueous solutions for bleaching hair and fabrics, and for disinfecting soft contact lenses. Strong solution should not be applied to tissues undiluted as may cause irritating burns. Hydrogen peroxide must not be injected or instilled into closed body cavities from which released oxygen cannot escape.

N.B. Hydrogen peroxide solution (10-volume), is a clear, colorless liquid, odorless or having an odor resembling ozone.

 

Adverse effect and precautions:

Strong solution hydrogen peroxide produces irritation ‘burns’ on the skin and mucous membranes.

Effect on the eye: Hydrogen peroxide in a concentration as low as 30 ppm,  caused damage to human corneal epithelial cells.

 

Uses and administration:

 Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizing agent used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and deodorant, it has weak antibacterial activity and is also effective against viruses, including HIV. It has also a mild haemostatic action. Hydrogen peroxide solution are to cleanse wounds and ulcers. Hydrogen peroxide 3% is used for disinfecting soft contact lenses. Hydrogen peroxide eardrops have been used for the removal of wax.

 

Packing:

 Bottles containing 120 ml.