Potassium permanganate - antiseptic for external and local use.
Release form and composition
Available in powder form, 3, 5 or 15 g in bags, vials and cans.
The active component of potassium permanganate is the same substance.
Indications for use
As an antiseptic drug is prescribed for washing burns, wounds and ulcers. For douching and washing used in urological and gynecological practice.
As an antidote, potassium permanganate is used for gastric lavage in case of poisoning caused by oral intake of phosphorus, aconitine and other alkaloids, as well as morphine.
The drug is contraindicated in only one case - with hypersensitivity.
Dosing and Administration
0.1-0.5% aqueous solution is used externally for washing wounds, 2-5% for lubricating burns and ulcers, 0.01-0.1% for rinsing the throat and mouth, and for washing the stomach, as well as washing and douching in urological and gynecological practice - 0.02-0.1%.
In the local application of the solution of potassium permanganate, there may be a fast passing burning sensation at the site of application.
If the outside solution is too concentrated, damage to surrounding tissues is possible.
When taking a solution in an excessively high concentration inside, such symptoms of intoxication may appear: brown staining of the oral mucosa, nausea, vomiting with a brown impurity, gastrointestinal bleeding, tissue erosion, swelling, damage to the heart.
Even at high dilution, the drug turns the skin brown.
Potassium permanganate solution can not be used as an abortion, because the introduction of high concentrations in the vagina causes a deep burn, perforation of the vaginal wall and heavy bleeding, which can lead to peritonitis. There is also a chance of developing vascular collapse.
Information about the interaction with other drugs is missing.
Terms and conditions of storage
Store in a well-closed container in a dry place at room temperature.
Shelf life - 5 years.