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Last Updated : 12/8/2017

General Information on Formaldehyde

Generic Name : Formaldehyde

Pronunciation : for-MAL-de-hyde

Latest prescription information about Formaldehyde. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Formaldehyde

Overview of Formaldehyde

• This medication is used externally.
• It is used for drying excessive feet sweat and before and after wart removal.

Why is Formaldehyde Prescribed? (Indications)

Formaldehyde is an astringent; it is used to produce dryness before and after the surgical or laser removal of warts.
It is also used for excessive sweating of feet.
 

When should Formaldehyde not to be taken? (Contraindications)

• Formaldehyde is contraindicated in patients allergic to it and on open wounds

What is the dosage of Formaldehyde?

• The recommended dose for formaldehyde is 10% formaldehyde liquid to be applied locally on the skin

How should Formaldehyde be taken?

• The medication should be applied with the help of a roll-on applicator once daily to affected areas

What are the warnings and precautions for Formaldehyde?

• Test the skin sensitivity before using formaldehyde.
• The medication should be used for external use only.
• Do not allow it to come in contact from the nose or other mucous membranes.

What are the side effects of Formaldehyde?

  Skin: Skin redness and skin irritation
  Others: Allergic reaction

What are the other precautions for Formaldehyde?

• Formaldehyde should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy
• Protect your eyes while spraying the medication

What are the Drug Interactions of Formaldehyde?

• Not known

What are the storage conditions of Formaldehyde?

• Formaldehyde should be stored in the temperature between 15°C-25°C.
• Keep out of children.

Last Updated : 12/8/2017

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