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Gvs Brand Names Mixture

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Gvs Synthesis Reference

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Gvs Molecular Weight

372.526 g/mol

Gvs Melting Point

215 oC

Gvs H2O Solubility

4 mg/mL

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Gvs Dosage Forms

Liquid; Tincture

Gvs Indication

For the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections inside the mouth (thrush) and skin, also for the prevention of transmission of Chagas' disease (as a blood additive).

Gvs Pharmacology

Gentian violet is a mutagen, a mitotic poison, and a clastogen. Gentian violet has been used in medicine for almost 100 years: as an antiseptic for external use, as a topical antibiotic, as a topical antifungal agent, as an antihelminthic agent by oral administration, and more recently, as a blood additive to prevent transmission of Chagas' disease. It is thought to work by binding to the DNA of target organisms and causing disruption, mutation or inhibition of DNA replication.

Gvs Absorption

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Gvs side effects and Toxicity

LD50=420 mg/kg (rat, oral). Oral administration can cause gastrointestinal irritation, and intravenous injection can cause depression in the white blood cell count.

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Gvs Organisms Affected

Yeast and other fungi, bacteria and protozoans