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Strong Ammonia Solution

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

Medically reviewed by Last updated on June 12, 2020.

What is it?

Strong ammonia solution (NH4*OH), also known as ammonium hydroxide is a 25 to 30 percent solution of ammonia. Regular household ammonia solution for cleaning is a 10 percent solution. In pharmaceuticals, strong ammonia solution may be used in bug and bite treatment topical solutions, other creams and gels, as well as in formulations to create hard gelation capsules used for medications.[1]

[1] CDC. Workplace Safety and Health Topics. Ammonia. NIOSH Resources. Accessed April 14, 2012.

Further information

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