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Hydrogen Peroxide topical solution

What is this medicine?

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (HY-druh-juhn puh-ROK-syd) is a solution used on the skin to treat raised skin growths.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. It will only be given to you by a health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • blistering of the skin

  • eye pain

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • skin irritation, burning, swelling, or itching

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions have not been studied.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • other skin conditions or sensitivity

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to hydrogen peroxide, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.

This medicine can make certain skin conditions worse. Only use it for conditions for which your doctor or health care professional has prescribed.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2018 Elsevier