MEDICAL INFO‎ > ‎

Povidone-Iodine

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Povidone-iodine is a multivalent broad spectrum local antiseptic having bactericidal and fungicidal properties. The effect on vegetative cells of various bacteria and fungi is due to the liberation of free iodine from the complex. Many viruses, protozoa, yeasts, cysts and spores are also susceptible.

INDICATIONS:
As an antiseptic in:-
Skin infections
Decubitus ulcers
Wounds, cuts and abrasions
Burns
Post-operative wounds.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Sensitivity to povidone-iodine. Patients with a non-toxic nodular colloid goitre should not use povidone-iodine. Application to large areas of broken skin should be avoided as excessive absorption of iodine may occur.

WARNINGS:
1. Not to be used by persons who are allergic to iodine.
2. Not to be used in pregnancy or by lactating women.
Comments