Hypochlorous acid

What is Hypochlorous acid

Hypochlorous acid is a non-detergent based prescription product containing pure hypochlorous acid.

Hypochlorous acid has antibacterial, antifungal, and virucidal properties when applied topically. 

The 0.03% topical solution is indicated for use under the supervision of healthcare professionals for cleansing and removal of foreign material and for use in moistening and debriding acute and chronic dermal lesions such as:

Stage HV pressure ulcers, stasis ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, post surgical sounds, first and second degree burns, as well as grafted and donor sites.

The 0.01% solution is approved for eyelid and lash hygiene

Indications

  1. Acinetobacter baumannii
  2. Aspergillus sp.
  3. Bacteroides fragilis
  4. burn wound infection
  5. Candida albicans
  6. Clostridium perfringens
  7. decubitus ulcer
  8. diabetic foot ulcer
  9. Enterococcus faecalis
  10. eyelid and lash hygiene
  11. Haemophilus sp.
  12. Klebsiella pneumoniae
  13. Moraxella catarrhalis
  14. Propionibacterium acnes
  15. Proteus mirabilis
  16. Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  17. Serratia marcescens
  18. skin abrasion
  19. Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  20. Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)
  21. Staphylococcus epidermidis
  22. Staphylococcus haemolyticus
  23. Staphylococcus hominis
  24. Staphylococcus saprophyticus
  25. Streptococcus pyogenes (group A beta-hemolytic streptococci)
  26. Vibrio vulnificus
  27. wound management

Side Effects

Safety data are limited; however, the manufacturer recommends patients discontinue use of hypochlorous acid and contact their prescriber should erythema, edema, skin irritation, or pain develop at the application site.

Contraindications

  • breast-feeding
  • pregnancy

Interactions

No information is available regarding drug interactions associated with Hypochlorous acid