Hydrochloric acid is not used for medicinal purposes. However, it plays a vital role in the digestive system, where gastric acid in the stomach is mainly composed of hydrochloric acid. This aids in the digestion of food by creating an acidic environment.
There is no recommended dosage for hydrochloric acid as a medication. Dosage information is not applicable in the context of this strong acid.
Hydrochloric acid is contraindicated for ingestion or direct contact with skin and eyes due to its corrosive nature.
Extreme caution should be exercised when handling hydrochloric acid. Protective equipment, such as gloves and goggles, should be worn. Avoid inhalation of fumes, and use in a well-ventilated area.
Direct contact with hydrochloric acid can cause severe burns, irritation, and tissue damage. Inhaling its fumes can lead to respiratory irritation.
There are no drug interactions as hydrochloric acid is not a medication that interacts with other drugs.