DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Dark violet, almost black, easily water-soluble substance used in medicine as an antiseptic.
IndicationThis section has been translated automatically.
You might also be interested in
Standard concentrationThis section has been translated automatically.
Notice!Colours skin, clothing and objects violet to brown!
Notice!Prepare a very light solution, do not dilute too slightly!
Undesirable effectsThis section has been translated automatically.
- By inhalation: breathing difficulties, muscle twitches, night cramps.
- If the solution is swallowed (conc. 1% or more): mucous membrane burns.
- Symptoms of poisoning: Highly feverish pneumonia, neurological disorders.
IncompatibilityThis section has been translated automatically.
Note(s)This section has been translated automatically.
Remember! If potassium permanganate granules are prescribed so that the patient has to prepare the solution himself, make sure that the granules are completely dissolved in water. Otherwise deep necroses may occur at the contact points. Note as signature! Accidental burns caused by swallowing the granules can lead to severe mucous membrane necrosis in the oesophagus and stomach. Immediate endoscopic intervention is indicated here. Immediate help by dilution with a 1-2% NaCl solution.
Basically (to avoid this problem) a 1% aqueous stock solution should be prescribed, which should be diluted to 1:100 or 1:1000 when used.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Wisbauer M et al (2008) Accidental potassium permanganate burn. Monthly paediatrics 156: 1100-1103