Povidone Iodine - Drug Information

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General Information on Povidone Iodine

Generic Name : Povidone Iodine

Pronunciation : pow-e-done-I-ooh-din

Latest prescription information about Povidone Iodine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiseptics

Why is Povidone Iodine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiseptic combination, prescribed for minor wounds and infections, as well as killing bacteria. 

When should Povidone Iodine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Povidone Iodine?

Adult: Mouth/Throat Oral hygiene- As 0.1% solution: Rinse mouth with 10 ml undiluted solution or diluted with an equal amount of water 4 times/day for 14 days.
Cream- Apply a small amount of this cream to the affected area.

How should Povidone Iodine be taken?

It comes as a liquid to rinse your mouth.
It also comes as a cream to apply over the affected area as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Povidone Iodine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of serious burns or deep puncture wounds, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Stop treatment if redness, irritation or swelling develops.

What are the side effects of Povidone Iodine?

Severe allergic reactions such as if redness, irritation or swelling in application site.

What are the other precautions for Povidone Iodine?

It should not be used under occlusive dressing.

What are the storage conditions of Povidone Iodine?

Store it at room temperature.

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bharat19 

i have found that a wound or a wound with swelling is completely cured with a little prolonged usage of betadine but one may try with the generic forms also. i used it for 2 to 3 months daily.

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