Hydrogen peroxide has sterilizing abilities for wounds and can be utilized as an environmental disinfectant. Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound that is available as a liquid solution.
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- An antiseptic
- Applied topically
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING
- Often used as an antiseptic cleanser for minor cuts and abrasions
- Has been used as an emetic in dogs with poor efficacy
Follow veterinary directions for use of hydrogen peroxide as a topical disinfectant
Use the amount recommended and only as often as directed.
If Hydrogen Peroxide was recommended for a skin condition, discuss with your veterinarian if you need to clip the hair around the affected area to assist with the treatment of the skin condition. Discuss with your veterinarian if you should apply any bandaging after cleaning the affected area. If treating a potentially contagious skin condition, consider using gloves to apply the medication and consult with your veterinarian about further measures to avoid spreading the infection.
Avoid getting this product in your pet's eyes, nose, or mouth.
Always wash your hands before and after cleaning a wound.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Hydrogen peroxide should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dark place at room temperature away from heat and direct light.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS
- This product is usually well tolerated
- Certain concentrations of Hydrogen peroxide and overuse can lead to tissue damage and have a negative impact on healing
- Topical administration can cause redness,irritation, swelling, and pain
- If these symptoms persist or you notice anything else unusual, contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Yes, but possible interactions may occur when giving Hydrogen peroxide in conjunction with other topical medications
- Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian
- If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet receives more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT ANIMALS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
- Seek veterinary advice for any significant wounds/cuts/injuries as they may require more appropriate attention and the addition of other products or medications to prevent infection and promote healing
- Do not use this product to induce vomiting without first consulting a veterinary professional
- Animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to this product should not take this product
WHAT TO TELL/ASK A VETERINARIAN BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT?
- When your pet will need to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this product
- What are the risks and benefits of using this product
- If your pet has experienced side effects on other drugs/products
- If your pet has experienced digestive upset now or ever
- If your pet has experienced liver or kidney disease now or ever
- If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet’s medications can be given together.
- If your pet is pregnant, nursing or if you plan to breed your pet
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal’s condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
It should be given only for the condition for which it was recommended.
This is just a summary of information about Hydrogen peroxide. If you have any questions or concerns about this medication or the condition it was prescribed for, please contact your veterinarian.