This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
One hundred c.c. contain approximately 5 gm. of potassium hydroxid.
Action and Uses: Solution of potassium hydroxid is antacid, but is seldom used internally, and when so employed should be largely diluted. Its action on the urine is similar to that of potassium carbonate, acetate or citrate. It is not regarded as so good a remedy as these.
Externally it may be used to soften the epidermis for the removal of warts, corns, etc.
Dosage: 1 c.c. or 15 minims.