What is Hydrogen peroxide?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs


Hydrogen peroxide is composed of 2 hydrogen and 2 oxygen atoms. It is available in a colorless liquid that may be used as a topical antiseptic for simple wound cleaning and to prevent infection.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrogen peroxide

Side effect Patients
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction 1


Based on patients currently taking Hydrogen peroxide

Dosage Patients
3% as needed 1


Currently taking Hydrogen peroxide

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
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There are no evaluations for Hydrogen peroxide.