povidone iodine


Zhejiang Jingwei


AGlobal Care
Full Prescribing Info
Each gram contains Povidone-iodine 50 mg.
Excipients: Cetostearyl alcohol, glyceryl monostearate, petrolatum, paraffin light liquid, ethylparaben, peregal O, sodium lauryl sulfate, glycerin and purified water.
Povidone-iodine (POVY-D) cream is maroon smooth cream.
Povidone-iodine (Povy-D) Cream is a broad spectrum antiseptic for the topical treatment or prevention of infection in minor cuts and abrasions, minor surgical procedures and small areas of burns. Treatment of mycotic and bacterial skin infections pyodermas.
Treatment of infections in decubitus and stasis ulcers.
Dosage/Direction for Use
For the treatment of infection: Apply once or twice a daily for a maximum of 14 days.
For the prevention of infection: Apply once or twice a week, for as long as necessary.
The affected skin should be cleaned and dried.
Apply Povidone-iodine (Povy-D) Cream to the affected area. May be covered with a dressing or bandage.
Not for use in children under two years of age.
Deliberate or accidental ingestion of large quantities of povidone-iodine will result in high blood concentrations of iodine and gastrointestinal corrosive effects including vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Systemic toxicity may result in shock, hypotension, tachycardia, fever, metabolic acidosis and renal impairment. Symptomatic and supportive treatment should be started with special attention to monitoring electrolyte balance, renal function, thyroid function and liver function. Haemodialysis effectively clears iodine and should be employed in severe cases of iodine poisoning particularly if renal failure is present. Continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration is less effective than haemodialysis.
Special Precautions
Hypersensitivity to iodine, polyvinylpyrrolidone or to any excipient (Paraffin, Petrolatum). History of abnormal thyroid function or goiter (in particular nodular colloid goiter, endemic goiter and Hashimoto's thyroiditis). Use in children under two years of age. Regular use should be avoided in patients on concurrent lithium therapy.
Use of this preparation may interfere with tests of thyroid function. Iodine is absorbed through burns and broken skin and to a lesser extent through intact skin and may lead to toxic levels of iodine in the blood, particularly in patients with renal insufficiency. If symptoms occur suggesting changes in thyroid function, these should be investigated. In patients with impaired renal function, blood levels of iodine should be monitored.
If local irritation and hypersensitivity develop, then discontinue treatment.
Povidone-iodine (Povy-D) Cream can permanently discolour white gold jewelry and it is recommended that this type of jewelry should be removed before using Povy-D.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Iodine freely crosses placenta and is secreted in breast milk. Thyroid disorders have been reported in the offspring of mothers exposed to pharmacological doses of iodine. Povidone-iodine should not be used regularly during pregnancy unless there is no alternative treatment available.
Adverse Reactions
Local irritation, skin burns and sensitivity reactions have been reported rarely. Anaphylactic reactions, anaphylactoid reactions and anaphylactic shock have been reported uncommonly with products containing povidone-iodine or povidone.
Excess iodine can produce goiter and hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Such effects have occasionally been seen with extensive or prolonged use of povidone-iodine. Other effects that have been reported are metabolic acidosis and acute renal failure.
Drug Interactions
Use of concurrent lithium therapy has been shown to exhibit additive hypothyroidic effects. Absorption of iodine from povidone iodine through either intact skin or broken skin may interfere with thyroid function tests. Contamination with povidone iodine of several type of tests for the detection of occult blood in feces or blood in urine may produce false-positive results.
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
ATC Classification
D08AG02 - povidone-iodine ; Belongs to the class of iodine product antiseptics. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Cream (tube) 50 mg/g x 15 g x 1's.
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