Gentian Violet is a Medicine belongs to Disinfectant and preservatives group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1761   Edition : 38,

  ►   Brandname : Viojen,Vigencial

  ►  Strength : Topical solution with   , Cream with   ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1761   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 : 1761   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 Bacterial fungal infections Topical Cream 0.25 -2 % also available in aqueous solution.
2 For skin marking before surgery Topical Solution 0.5% solution with brilliant green 0.5% (Bonney’s blue).

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1761   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 : Irritation, oesophagitis, tracheitis, ulceration of mucous membranes, diarrhea, laryngitis, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, candidiasis,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1761   Edition : 38,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Gentian Violet is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  ,
Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,


►  Contraindication : should not be applied to mucous membranes or open wounds. Contact with the eyes or broken skin should be avoided.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1761   Edition : 38,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Gentian Violet is a triphenylmethane antiseptic dye effective against some Gram-positive bacteria, particularly Staphylococcus spp., and some pathogenic fungi such as Candida spp. It is much less active against Gram-negative bacteria and ineffective against acid-fast bacteria and bacterial spores. Its activity increases as pH increases ,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1761   Edition : 38,

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