Formaldehyde Solution is a Medicine belongs to Disinfectants and Preservatives group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1789   Edition : 37,

  ►   Brandname : Veracur,Formadon,Lysoform

  ►  Strength : Solution with   , Gel with   , Gas with   ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1752   Edition : 38,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Topical,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1752   Edition : 38,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Treatment of warts on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet Topical 0.75% w/w Gel/Solution Sweating of the feet may be treated by the application of formaldehyde solution in glycerol or alcohol but such applications are liable to produce sensitisation reactions and other treatments are regarded as more effective.
2 Preservative for pathological specimen 10% v/v Solution It is given in saline. It is not suitable for preserving urine for subsequent examination. Formaldehyde solution is used for the inactivation of viruses in vaccine production.
3 Disinfection Gas Formaldehyde gas is used for the disinfection of rooms and cabinets. The gas may be produced from 500 mL of undiluted formaldehyde solution by boiling with 1 litre of water or by addition of potassium permanganate or by heating a formaldehyde-containing solid such as paraformaldehyde. Formaldehyde gas is used with low-temperature steam for the sterilisation of heat-sensitive items.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1752   Edition : 38,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  

Ref :- Book :
►  Side Effect : Contact dermatitis and sensitivity reactions have occurred after the use of conventional concentrations and after contact with residual formaldehyde in resins, anuria, blood-stained diarrhoea, haematuria, hematemesis, nausea, vomiting, May occur: metabolic acidosis, vertigo, Convulsions, loss of consciousness, circulatory failure, respiratory failure., Ingestion causes intense burning pain in the mouth, throat, chest, and stomach, with inflammation, ulceration, and necrosis of mucous membranes, Death has occurred after the ingestion of the equivalent of about 30 mL of formaldehyde solution, vapour is irritant to the eyes, nose, and upper respiratory tract, and may cause coughing, dysphagia, spasm and oedema of the larynx, bronchitis, pneumonia, Asthma- like symptoms have been reported after repeated exposure,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1752   Edition : 38,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Formaldehyde Solution is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  ,
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►  Contraindication : NA
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Formaldehyde solution is a bactericidal disinfectant also effective against fungi and many viruses. It is slowly effective against bacterial spores but its sporicidal effect is greatly increased by increase in temperature. These agents have a broad spectrum of activity against microorganisms and viruses. They act by alkylation of chemical groups in proteins and nucleic acids. ,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1789   Edition : 37,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA


Dietry Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication Dietry Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

►   Route of Elimination :   NA


►    Plasma Half-life :
  Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA


►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA