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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects

H2O2 and Medications

Posted by Marie Rough (Johannesburg, Rep Of South Africa) on 01/27/2013

I am on the following medication: Warfarin, Vasomil (Heart Arithmia) Prexim (blood pressure-High)water tablets and the Oxygen Machine (Emphasemia) will I be able to use the oxygen cure?

Replied by Henry

Taking hydrogen peroxide orally. Also taking blood thinners. Wonder if that is O.K.

H2O2 and Medications
Posted by Nay (Sacramento, Ca, Usa) on 05/18/2011

I am thinking about starting H2O2 therapy. I do not have any major health issues; however, I do have high cholesterol. I have to take Lipitor 10mg. I tried to change my diet and still my cholesterol goes up if I stop taking Lipitor. I do not want to stay on medication for whole life (at least that is the motivation for me to go through H2O2 therapy)

I purchased 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, and also downloaded some instruction on dosage and process for the therapy.

My questions:

1) Do I still continue to take Lipitor while I am on cleansing process of therapy?

2) Do I continue to take other supplements like Slow release Niacin, multi vitamins, Omega-3 etc, while I am on cleansing process of therapy and after?

3) What is the effect on heart? Do I continue with regular workout? And if yes, do I have to wait for any time before or after drinking water with H2O2?


H2O2 and Medications
Posted by Andrea C (Cardiff, Wales) on 05/03/2011

i had a hip replment (titainium) 6 weeks ago. I also have neuropathic pain, fybromyalgia, arthritis(osteo) I am also on oxycodoene slow release(which give me terrible calf pains,) and oynorm instantainious release. I am also taking alpha lipolic acid, 300 mg's 2 times a day b1(belmofontaine) 2 times a day, organic cracked wall chorella, 5 tabs 2 times a day, and a organic vit and mineral with food and subtilingual b12. I drink distilled water, eat organic produce, was also taking b100 complex, but stopped as the amount of methyl colbamaine(vit b 12) would have been too high. The pain meds give me constipation and annal fissures, haemeroids, and splits up my butt crack. The doc gave me latoloose for the constipation and cream and suppositories for fissures and piles but the pain when I open my bowels and bleeding is agony! I also have asthma and want to try nebulising the food grade h202 in distilled water, but am freaked out that the meds, and supplements may be too much, and the h202 may effect my hip replacement! I also have thrush, but don't want to use a fungicide on top of every thing else! I'M also worried that I may be doing more harm than good taking all the other stuff. Please can Ted or anyone help me out? thanks x x x

Replied by Scorpioempress
(Ridgecrest, Ca)

Sweetie, have you trief boron for your fibro?? Type "boron fibromyalgia" in ECs search bar.

Replied by Andrea C
(Cardiff, Wales)

Thanks Scorpioempress for your reply x will certainly check out the info you suggessted love Andrea C X X X

H2O2 and Medications
Posted by Roberta (Gouldsboro, Pa) on 04/21/2011

I wonder if you or any of your readers know if food grain hydrogen peroxide will interfere with any medications for diabetics. My husband is diabetic and takes metformin and actos and now recently started taking food grain hydrogen peroxide. Will that affect his diabetic medication?

Replied by Ali
(Swansea, Wales, Uk)

Although this is quite a bit out of date, I will respond for the benefit of others.

It seems that HP can help regulate blood sugar levels, so for those on oral medication it may help to make the medication more effective, reduce the level of the dose or even remove the need for it completely.

Just keep monitoring the blood sugar levels, eat generally low-carb for good health anyway, and you might over time just find that you are no longer classed as diabetic!

H2O2 and Medications
Posted by Dwayne (Gananoque, Canada) on 02/19/2011

I have a question about food grade hydrogen peroxide I have had a valve transplant and I am on blood thinners and blood pressure medication do you think it would be safe to take food grade hydrogen peroxide internaly thank you for your time

Replied by Monique
(Genk, Belgium)

I have the same question. I also take bloodthinners like Aspirin and I'm asking if it is safe to start the cure?

H2O2 and Medications
Posted by Jan (Nyc, Ny, Usa) on 02/18/2011

Please tell me whether a Nuvaring contraceptive is adversely affected by a 3% hydrogen peroxide douche. My daughter had been suffering from BV; I checked your site, suggested the hydrogen peroxide douche full strength for 3 minutes for one week. She followed it for the past two days, delighted that the smell and other symptoms are gone. She is going on Winter break to visit her LDR bf for a week. It suddenly struck me that she may have compromised the safety of her contraceptive method by following my advise. Before telling her anything, I called the company. They said to contact her OB/GYN doctor, who didn't know and recommended using an alternative method (condoms, etc. ). I have read that spermicide contains hydrogen peroxide, but don't know what strength, and if 3% is really damaging. I don't want to alarm her and create a problem for their quality time. Yet, if there is a strong chance that the hydrogen peroxide has killed the Nuvaring chemicals, then its best to tell her ASAP. Before doing so, I thought I better check with the pros on here. Thank you for any advice. PS... the Nuvaring is suppose to act like a birth control pill (throughout her system) yet its locally placed in the vagina like a diaphragm.

H2O2 and Medications
Posted by Vince (Etowah, Nc, Us) on 01/16/2010

Hydrogen Peroxide and Diabetes

I would like to know if I can start drinking a H2o2 solution with my diabetes meds. I'm on Metformin 1000 mg and Glipizide 10 mg and Onglyza 5 mg for type 2 diabetes and want to know if I should stop taking the pills during the H2o2 regimen.Thanks for the help

H2O2 and Mercury Fillings

Posted by Tracy (Charlotte, Nc, Usa) on 09/03/2009

Is H202 therapy safe for someone with multiple mercury fillings? I read elsewhere that it can cause further release of mercury vapors.

H2O2 and Sperm

Posted by Blrobbins (Smiths Lake, Nsw Australia) on 09/05/2010

Hi there, I just started Hydrogen Peroxide therapy and we are trying for a baby and I just realised I better find out and make sure it won't harm sperm in any way. I can't find much info. Are you guys aware of any potential harm to sperm and if I should stop the therapy. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

H2O2 Side Effects

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Posted by Cameron (Jacksonville, Florida) on 05/24/2015

Reading the posts here makes me think that hydrogen peroxide has lots of healthful benefits but should be taken with extra caution. Can you list down the conditions that will make hydrogen peroxide ineffective in treating ailments or cause side effects? I'm worried about the burns, the stomach pains, vomiting, etc. if hydrogen peroxide is not taken properly.

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

C: Yes, there are some conditions that can be aggravated by H2O2 therapy.

First up on beginning H2O2 is making sure the body is properly alkalized. Acidic conditions cause hypoxia and visa-versa, so always be sure to properly alkalize.

Here a list come-to-mind of conditions that have the potential for bad reaction (hydroxyl radicals etc): Heavy Metals are not removed or detoxed by Hydrogen Peroxide and can produce toxic free radicals if coming into contact, so always do proper H.M. cleanses prior to Oxygen therapy.

Another condition would be a fairly common one of Aldehyde poisoning as a byproduct of candida or fungal infections. I don't have a degree in biochemistry but this combination looks not good. Another but somewhat rare condition is Mallonic Acid poisoning as a byproduct of tapeworm disease, could be reactive to H2O2.

It seems plausible that H2O2 therapy could be used in small amounts long-term, otherwise it would be indicated in increasing amounts (up to 25 drops 3% 2x per day) in acute cases like infections or cancer.

There are also other products that provide additional oxygen delivery like MMS and CellFood. Ozone is superior to H2O2 in many respects but has several shortcomings like instability and difficult administration. Also, adding alkaline rich Sodium Chlorite drops to a beverage naturally increases oxygen within the body.

Replied by Cameron
(Jacksonville, Florida)

Thanks Timh! So HP cannot be used without first doing heavy metal cleanse and if one has acidic body? Is there a natural way of doing the heavy metal cleanse?

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

C: YAW. Depending on factors like age, exposure, dental fillings, etc. one would fall into a category of mild-moderate-severe. To be exact, a Hair Mineral Analysis should be performed.

Much more info here https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/detox-heavy-metals-side-effects.html

H2O2 Side Effects
Posted by Terry (New Zealand) on 03/15/2015
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I cannot get past 5 drops per day twice a day any more and I feel violently ill. How long can I keep taking h2o2 this way and will 5 drops twice a day kill the mold in my lungs?

H2O2 Side Effects
Posted by Nefeli (Greece) on 08/28/2013

Hi,I need your advice. I accidentally bought h2o2 pharmaceutical grade 3.1%, instead of food grade.

I put a tea spoon of H2O2 into half glass of water, placed my toothbrush in it for 1 minute then poured a little water on the toothbrush and washed my teeth and tongue with it. Did not swallow it but I guess I swalled some of it naturally. Then I checked the label and got scared cause I got a very slight stomach upset.

The bottle contains H2O2 3,1% - water -Alcohol Denat- Etidronic Acid - Phosphoric Acid - Disodium edta - Phenacetin - Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder.

Please tell me your opinion about it, how dangerous it is even though I might have swallowed not much.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Nefeli, I use that regular pharmacy stuff all the time for inhalation and tooth brushing - I do dilute it - it never posed a problem for me.

H2O2 Side Effects
Posted by Everett (Orlando, Fl Usa) on 06/30/2012
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I started taking h2o2 4 mos ago. Started with 3 drops in 8 oz distilled water, and built up to 25 drops 2 x daily. I continue to take the 25 drops 2xdaily. I am 74 years old, 5' 10", 155 lbs, non smoker, work out every day, eat healthy, and on no prescription medication. I have fought cancer since '01 with diet, exercise, and rife machines, also had tuberculosis in '62 with moderate advanced case, hospitalized 4 months, was completely cured and no relapses.

Since taking HP for approx 4 months total, I have had painful boils, and cold and flu like symptoms, but the symptoms have escalated in the last 9 days. I have developed a deep cough, sore throat, very low energy almost like I have a virus or flu bug and can do very little work which I'm normally pretty high energy.

I do not throw up or have any intestinal discomfort. I have no fever, no sinus irritation. But a terrible nagging cough for 9 days. I purchased a Vicks Warm Mist humidifier yesterday to see if it will make me feel better, and stop the coughing, return my energy level.

Do I have a toxic build up? What would you suggest to get my energy back??


Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, USA)
2080 posts

Everett, One would use H2O2 drops as a treatment phase but not long-term. Ideally you would want to slowly graduate from the H2O2 drops and begin using "antioxidants" (of which are many kinds) to insure protection for cells. Lots of good nutrition plus antioxidants would suffice any somewhat healthy person. Any of the many forms of detoxing are recommended on a routine basis to keep "clean" on the inside. Hope this helps.

Replied by Ali
(Swansea, Wales, Uk)

Yes, you have a toxic build-up - but it's not caused by the H202. The H202 is triggering detox of toxins your body has accumulated over the years.

It is best not to stop the H202, but maybe reduce it for a while just to let your body continue to detox. Having been reading through the whole area on HP, time after time people post that the HP made them sick.

We have been brainwashed into believing that anything that makes us feel rotten is an 'illness'. No, it's just the body's way of off-loading what it doesn't want. The body will use any outlet it can to detox - coughs (lungs), colds (sinus/throat/nose), rashes, sores, boils, spots, zits, eczema, psoriasis (skin), diarrhea (bowels), cystitis (bladder) conjunctivitis (eyes), and will often send the toxins out through the nearest or best available outlet.

Because our lifestyles often prevent our bodies from being able to detox properly - the first sniffle gets us running to the Doc for a 'suppression' tablet - the toxins are often driven deep into the body rather than out of it.

HP gets the cells working far better - and far more able to detox. If people were to read far more information before jumping in to this, they would then understand what to expect.

It will pass, and keeping on with the HP, even a lower dose, will help it to detox faster. Stopping the HP can often just prolong the detox.

H2O2 Side Effects
Posted by Evelyn (New York, Ny, Us) on 09/18/2011
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We had been using food grade hydrogen peroxide in a humidifier for many months.

My nearsightedness has suddenly gotten worse for near distance, for example, signs in supermarkets. My boyfriends' eyes have gotten a lot worse in conditions of glare and haze, he had photosensitivity before but it has become a big problem.

We stopped using the hydrogen peroxide in the humidifier because that is the only new variable.

Does anyone know if hydrogen peroxide caused these problems? At no time did our eyes feel irritated or did I feel he was putting in too much. If damage was caused, what would reverse it?

Replied by Dud
(From The Woods Of, Wv, Usa)

Both of your symptoms indicate that the "lens" of your inner eyeballs could be getting clouded over by cataract-like distortions.... possibly due to the h2o2 free radical damage [?].

There is a protein-glycogen substace called acetyl-L-cysteine [spelling?] that is being used as eye drops to reverse cataracts. Improves about 75% of people who try it.

search it on a scroogle search.


Remedies Especially for Cataracts

*The use of carrots is considered beneficial in the treatment of cataract. Take plenty of raw carrots daily or else drink two glasses of fresh carrot juice, one each in the morning and evening.

*Eat two or three cloves of raw garlic daily to clean the crystalline lens of the eye. The cloves should be chewed slowly.

*Extract the juice of pumpkin flowers and apply externally on the eyelids twice daily to prevent further clouding of the crystalline lens.

*Mix an equal quantity of aniseed and coriander powder together with one teaspoon of brown sugar, and take the mixture in doses of 12 grams in the morning and evening.

*Place a few drops of raw organic honey in the eyes twice or more each day. This is an ancient Egyptian remedy which is reported to have benefitted many people with cataracts.

*Finely grind seven kernels of raw almonds together with half a gram of black pepper and place in a half cup of water. Sweeten with raw honey and drink the mixture to help the eyes regain vigor and clarity.

*Twice daily, close your eyes and bathe them with hot (but not scalding) water containing Epsom salts. In addition, take an Epsom salts bath at least twice a week. Remain in the bath from twenty-five to thirty-five minutes till you perspire freely. After the bath, cool off gradually.

When it comes to eye remedies, the best results may well come from combining one or more of the suggested remedies.


Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a small organic molecule with a disultide bond. It is a superb antioxidant that is soluble in both water and fat. ALA is an important coenzyme for the production of acetyl coenzyme A. Dihydorlipoic acid (DHLA), it's reduced form, is an electron donor that recycles other fundamental antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, and glutathione). ALA and DHJLA are superb free radical scavenger themselves because they neutralize peroxyle radicals [36], hydroxyl radicals [39] and singlet oxygen [38].

ALA is also a metal chelator that removes mercury from tissues [17], prevents calcium oxalate crystals (stones) from forming in the kidneys [21, chelates copper [28], and removes arsenic [18].

Lately, there has been a great explosion in ALA research. The lipoic acid/dihydrolipoic acid redox couple inhibits viral replication by stabilizing the NFK beta transcription factor [4], blocks the development of cataracts [24], protects the kidneys form aminoglycoside damage [35], insulates the pancreatic islet cells form inflammatory assault [7], inhibits thymocyte apoptosis [8], and stimulates the production of helper T cells [15]. In addition, the toxic side effects of cancer chemotherapy can be attenuated with the use of ALA [5] and it protects bone marrow from free radical damage secondary to ionizing radiation. [33].

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

I would be very concerned about taking Alpha Lipoic Acid if as stated it chelates copper and iron. These are two very important minerals for the body. Copper as I understand it is one of the most important minerals.

H2O2 Side Effects
Posted by Julie (Columbia Falls, Mt) on 11/30/2010
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Has anyone ever had red eyes from taking the dosage three time a day. I started getting red eyes when I hit six drops a day.

Replied by Nay
(Sacramento, Ca, Usa)
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I just started taking H2O2 (35% FGHP). I am at 5 drops twice a day. I noticed red eyes yesterday, I am not sure if it is because of H2O2 or something else. In a few days, I am planning to go for 6-10 drops 3 times. I will update results.

Replied by Ali
(Swansea, Wales, Uk)

The HP has triggered detox in my eyes. Gobs of gloop and crusts in the morning. Fantastic. Better out than in! Red eyes is just detox. It should pass. Keep going.