MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Skin cleansers, antiseptics and desloughing agents

Drug safety update

 December 2014: Chlorhexidine: reminder of potential for hypersensitivity

 December 2014: Chlorhexidine solutions: reminder of the risk of chemical burns in premature infants

 December 2014: Hydrogen peroxide: reminder of risk of gas embolism when used in surgery

Potassium permanganate solution 1 in 10 000 is a mild antiseptic with astringent properties and can be used for exudating eczematous areas. It can stain skin and nails, especially with prolonged use.

1 dissolved tablet in 4 litres of water provides a 0.01% (1 in 10000 solution)

Pack Price
30 tablet £19.92
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25 gram £8.07
40 gram £11.62
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200 ml £0.63
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200 ml
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100 ml
2000 ml
500 ml
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1 ml
100 ml
50 ml

Iodine 2% solution is used in colposcopy for staining cervical tissue.

Pack Price
1 ml
20 ml

Lugols iodine contains potassium iodide 10% and iodine 5% it is taken orally before a thyroidectomy it helps to prepare the thyroid gland for removal.

Pack Price
1 ml