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Manufacturer(s) of Gentian Violet in Pakistan.

MacterPrimeProgressive Lab

Gentian Violet


Gentian Violet is antiseptic dye. Gentian Violet is used in the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections as a topical preparation.


Primary Characterstics

belongs to Triphenyl methane. It belongs to Dermatological Products and Antibacterial pharmacological group.The Molecular Weight of Gentian Violet is 408.00.



Gentian Violet is primarily indicated in conditions like Candidiasis, Mycoses.


Gentian Violet is contraindicated in conditions like Hypersensitivity to the drug.

Drug Interactions

No data regarding the interactions of Gentian Violet was found.

Interference in Pathology

No data regarding the pathological interferences produced by Gentian Violet is available.

Side Effects

The symptomatic adverse reactions produced by Gentian Violet are more or less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated symptomatically, these include Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Irritation, Burning, Esophagitis, Laryngitis, Laryngeal obstruction, Mucous membranes ulceraion.

Available Brands

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Single Ingredient

Soln: 1 %w/v, 0.5 %w/v,
Lotion: 1 %w/v,


Gentian Violet's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

1 to 2 %1.5 (1.5)8 hourlyTopical
0.25 to 2 %1.1 (1.125)As recommended.Topical cream

Paedriatic Dosage ( 20 Kg. )

0.5 to 2 %1.2 (1.25)8 hourlyTopical-

Neonatal Dosage ( 3 Kg. )

Not recommended in this age group

High Risk Groups

Drug should not be given to Pregnant Mothers.

If prescribing authority justifies the benefits of the drug against the possible damages he/she should reevaluate them and consult the reference material and previous studies.

Warning / Precautions

It should not be used on ulcerated area, and in case of porphyria. Infants should be turned face down after application of gentian violet to minimize amount of drug swallowed, may result in tattoing of the skin when applied to granulation tissue, solution is for external use only, avoid contact with eyes.

Storage Conditions

Topical Soln

Store in a well closed container. Protect from Sunlight.

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