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Povidone iodine - Ophthalmic - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Povidone iodine is used to clean the surface and the region surrounding your eyes before eye surgery.

How do I use this medicine?

Povidone iodine eye solution will be prepared and administered right before an eye surgery.

Your doctor or nurse will administer the solution for you.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not use Povidone iodine with antibiotic eye drops or eye drops containing mercury-based preservatives.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have thyroid disorder.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

Povidone iodine may cause any of the following side effects: reddening of eye and inflammation of the cornea (clear membrane on the front surface of the eye).

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

DO NOT use Povidone iodine if you are using antibiotic eye drops or other eye drops containing mercury-based preservatives.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking or using any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Do not freeze.

Protect from light.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Povidone iodine - Ophthalmic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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