ATC Group: A01AB02 Hydrogen peroxide

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Hydrogen peroxide

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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.