Potassium hydroxide

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Cuticle solvent
Adult: As a 2.5% solution in glycerol: apply onto affected area when necessary.
Special Precautions
Avoid skin contact as it can produce full thickness burns leading to extensive damage. If gotten into the eyes, it can cause conjunctival oedema and corneal destruction.
Adverse Reactions
Ingestion can cause immediate burning pain in the mouth, throat, substernal region, and epigastrium, and the lining membranes become swollen and detached. Dysphagia, hypersalivation, vomiting with the vomitus becoming blood-stained, diarrhoea, and shock. In severe cases, abdominal pain, asphyxia due to oedema of the glottis, circulatory failure, oesophageal or gastric perforation, peritonitis, or pneumonia may occur. Stricture of the oesophagus can develop wk or mth later.
Description: Potassium hydroxide is a powerful caustic that has been used to remove warts.
MIMS Class
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