Hydrogen peroxide

Chemical formula: H₂O₂  Molecular mass: 34.015 g/mol  PubChem compound: 784

Active ingredient description

Hydrogen peroxide is used as a disinfectant and deodorant. It releases oxygen when applied to tissues, the effect lasts only as long as the oxygen is being released and is of short duration. The antimicrobial effect of the liberated oxygen is reduced in the presence of organic matter.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
A01AB02 Hydrogen peroxide A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A01 Stomatological preparations → A01A Stomatological preparations → A01AB Antiinfectives and antiseptics for local oral treatment
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D08AX01 Hydrogen peroxide D Dermatologicals → D08 Antiseptics and disinfectants → D08A Antiseptics and disinfectants → D08AX Other antiseptics and disinfectants
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S02AA06 Hydrogen peroxide S Sensory organs → S02 Otologicals → S02A Antiinfectives → S02AA Antiinfectives
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 3% Solution Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 7722-84-1
DrugBank Drug: DB11091
PubChem Compound: 784
RxNorm Ingredient: 5499
SNOMED-CT Concept: 273956008
Hydrogen peroxide (substance)
SNOMED-CT Concept: 387171003
Hydrogen peroxide (substance)
UNII Identifier: BBX060AN9V


Hydrogen peroxide is an active ingredient of these brands:

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Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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