Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide Brand Names- ESKATA | HYLAMEND

What is Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide 40% topical solution is indicated for the treatment of seborrheic keratoses that are raised.

The drug must be administered by a health care provider during a single in-office treatment session.

The treatment session consists of 4 separate topical applications to each lesion (given approximately 1 minute apart).

To prevent adverse reactions, avoid use of the solution on open or infected lesions, eyes or lesions located within the orbital rim, and lesions on mucus membrane. Health care providers are advised to wear nitrile or vinyl examination gloves when preparing and applying the solution.

Hydrogen peroxide 3% topical solution and 1.8% topical gel are indicated for use as a first aid antiseptic to prevent infections in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.

In addition, the 3% solution (when mixed with an equal volume of water) may be administered as an oral swish and spit solution to clean minor wounds resulting from dental procedures, orthodontic appliances, or accidental injury.

Indications

  • burns
  • seborrheic keratosis
  • skin antisepsis
  • wound management

For the treatment of seborrheic keratosis

Side Effects

  1. edema
  2. erythema
  3. pruritus
  4. skin erosion
  5. skin hyperpigmentation
  6. skin hypopigmentation
  7. skin ulcer

Monitoring Parameters

  • laboratory monitoring not necessary

Contraindications

  • accidental exposure
  • breast-feeding
  • ocular exposure
  • pregnancy

Interactions

There are no drug interactions associated with Hydrogen Peroxide products.