Hydrogen peroxide - topical


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Hydrogen peroxide is used as an aid to help prevent the risk of infection in minor wounds, cuts, scrapes or burns.
How do I use this medicine?
Use Hydrogen peroxide exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine is available as a spray, wipes, or as a solution.

Clean the affected area before application of Hydrogen peroxide spray, wipes or solution.

If you are using the spray, hold the container away from your face when opening. Apply this medicine by spraying it over the affected area.

If you are using the wipes, apply the medicine on the affected area 1-3 times a day or as instructed by the doctor.

If you are using the solution, apply a small amount of the medicine on the affected area.

Avoid any contact of this medicine with your eyes. If an accidental contact occurs, rinse it immediately with water. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use Hydrogen peroxide on deep wounds, surgical wounds or on large areas of the body.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Handle Hydrogen peroxide with care as it may bleach fabric.
What side effects could I experience?
Hydrogen peroxide may cause any of the following side effects: redness, stinging sensation, swelling or itching of the skin.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Protect from light.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on hydrogen peroxide - topical and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2020 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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