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Description medications: Mercury dichloride (Hydrargyri dichloridum)

Mercury dichloride. (Hydrargyri dichloridum).

Synonyms: Mercury dichloride, Zulema, Corrosive sublimate, Hydrargyrum bichloratum, Hydrargyrum dichloratum, Hydrargyrum sublimatum corrosivum, Mercury chloride corrosive, Sublimate.

Heavy white powder or white crystals. Soluble in cold water (1:18, 5), freely soluble (1: 3) in boiling water and alcohol (1: 4). Aqueous solutions are acidic.

The mercury dichloride, mercury was the first drug found application as an antiseptic and disinfectant. The drug is highly active in this respect, but nevertheless highly toxic. It is absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes. When working with it must be very careful, avoiding contact with the solutions in the oral cavity, mucous membranes and skin.

Previously, mercury dichloride used in the treatment of skin diseases. Currently, it is used mainly for disinfection of linen, clothing, health products, etc. Apply 0.1 - 0.2% aqueous solution (1: 1000 - 1: 500)..

Method of issuance: powder; tablets (0.5 g and 1) consisting of equal parts of mercury dichloride and sodium chloride; colored tablet 1% eosin solution pinkish or reddish-pink opalescent solution gives the same color.

The tablets are intended for outdoor use (for solution).

Storage: List A. In a well-closed container.