Potassium permanganate

 Potassium permanganate
 Potassium permanganate - means antiseptic.

Pharmacological action

Potassium permanganate is in contact with organic matter, albuminates forms - protein compounds that make evident astringent, tanning, cauterizing, irritant effect of the drug.

Effectively heals burns, wounds, has a deodorizing property, it is successfully used for gastric lavage (in special solutions) for poisoning due to its ability to neutralize poisons.

Product form

Releasing agent in powder form for dilution.

Indications for use Potassium permanganate

Potassium permanganate solution used for rinsing the mouth, pharynx, infectious, inflammatory diseases of the oral mucosa, for irrigation, washing, for urethritis and obesity.

The solution was washed stomach (for poisoning by morphine, nicotine, aconitine, phosphorous, hydrocyanic acid, quinine), the skin (in contact with aniline), the eye (in contact with the poisonous secretions of insects).

Also, the means used for the lubrication of infected wounds, burns, ulcers.

For the treatment of deep wounds (bedsores, for example), a solution of 5% potassium permanganate.

Mode of application

Before application of powder potassium permanganate, an aqueous solution in different proportions. For the washing of wounds, a solution of 0, 1-0, 5%, for the treatment of burns, ulcers - 2-5% solution for gargling, mouth - 0, 01-0, 1%.  Potassium permanganate solution
   To prepare a solution of 5% potassium permanganate for the treatment of deep wounds, it is necessary to dissolve 5 g of powder in 100 ml water.

To carry douching in gynecology, urology and washes in gastric lavage prepare 0, 02-0, 1% solution.

The dose of life-threatening adults is 0, 3-0, 5 grams per kilogram of body weight, children - approximately 3 years

Side effects of potassium permanganate

Potassium permanganate solution may trigger allergies, the use of concentrated solutions - burns, irritation.

Improper use of the solution may lead to overdose, which manifests itself by a sharp pain in the mouth, esophagus, stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of the larynx and change its color to purple or dark brown, the development of mechanical asphyxia, burn shock, motor excitation, seizures, symptoms Parkinson's disease, kidney disease, hemorrhagic colitis, hepatopathy.

In patients with low acidity of gastric juice can develop methemoglobinemia with shortness of breath, severe cyanosis.


The only contraindication is a means of individual intolerance.