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Hydrogen Peroxide

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Antiinfective agent, topical

Chemical Names

Hydrogen dioxide

Hydrogen Peroxide (USP)


Foreign Names

  • Hydrogenii peroxidum (Latin)
  • Wasserstoffperoxid (German)
  • Hydrogène, peroxyde d' (French)
  • Hidrógeno, peróxido de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • CCRIS 1060 (IS)
  • Dihydrogen dioxide (IS)
  • Dihydrogenperoxid (IS)
  • Dioxidane (IS)
  • NSC 19892 (IS)
  • UNII-BBX060AN9V (IS)
  • Oxydol (OS: JAN)
  • Dilute Hydrogen Peroxide Solution (PH: BP 2013)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Solution (3 per cent) (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Oxydol (PH: JP XVI)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Solution (30 per cent) (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydrogen Dioxide Solution (IS)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Solution (6 per cent) (PH: BP 2016)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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