hydrogen peroxide for human use in medecine, oral hygiene and for wound disinfection

Human Use

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

For the prevention of infectious diseases, hydrogen peroxide is used in medicine and oral hygiene as a disinfectant against pathogens in wounds and on skin. It also acts to prevent inflammatory processes in the oral and pharyngeal cavity.

Hydrogen peroxide as active pharmaceutical ingredient (API)

According to EU Directive 62/2011/EU on the community code relating to medicinal products for human use, it is mandatory for all producers of active substances used for medicinal products to be registered at the appropriate authorities of the country of origin to prevent the entry of falsified medicinal products into the legal supply chain. Precondition for this registration is the approval of the production of the active ingredient according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines.

We offer a special hydrogen peroxide grade with the brand name PERSYNT® GMP which is manufactured
under GMP conditions to meet the requirements of this regulation when using hydrogen peroxide as an active pharmaceutical ingredient. The product is also listed in EudraGMDP, a database for GMP certified manufacturers.

Furthermore, Evonik is also holder of a Certificate of suitability to monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia, CEP, for its product PERSYNT 300 GMP. The CEP significantly eases the management of new applications and maintenance of existing Marketing Authorizations (MA) for medicinal products. Clicke here to view the Evonik certificate (RO-CEP-2018-079) in EDQM´s database.

Applications of hydrogen peroxide to humans

hydrogen peroxide for dental and oral hygiene

Oral hygiene

Hydrogen peroxide is not only used to whiten teeth, but also to disinfect the oral cavity and throat to prevent inflammation thanks to its aseptic properties. Dentists also use H2O2 to stop bleeding during dental treatment.

hydrogen peroxide for wound cleaning and disinfection

Wound cleaning and disinfection

Treating wounds with low-concentration hydrogen peroxide solutions kills bacteria, cleans, and disinfects the wound by releasing oxygen, minimizing the risk of an infection.


Hydrogen peroxide is used as an excipient in other medicinal products, e.g., as a preservative or for the chemical synthesis of other APIs. Using our GMP grade helps meet high quality standards in such applications.

Our product

PERSYNT® 300 GMP is an active pharmaceutical ingredient and serves as a raw material for medical products and formulations.

Key Benefits of PERSYNT®

  • Broadest GMP scope, covering the entire hydrogen peroxide production process, not just filling and labelling
  • CEP available for easy market authorization applications
  • Any supporting documentation provided on request (e.g., Nitrosamine statement)

Sustainability aspects in human use

Hydrogen peroxide is found in the human body and serves the immune defense. After an injury, the body releases hydrogen peroxide for the body's own wound healing to fight pathogens itself. Our H2O2 products in low concentrations are virtually predestined for use on humans, i.e. the cleaning and disinfection of wounds, but also of medical instruments and devices that come into direct contact with the body.

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