Povidone Iodine Solution I.P 10% w/v


COMPOSITION: Povidone Iodine I.P 10% w/v

PACKING: 100 ml

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Povidone Iodine Solution – The solution belongs to a group of medications known as antiseptics and disinfectants. It is primarily used for the prevention and treatment of infections in cuts and wounds. The solution also works to treat lacerations, abrasions, and minor burns. These skin infections mainly occur when any outsource microorganisms such as bacteria or fungus enter the skin and act on the tissues. Povidone Iodine Solution works by killing the harmful microbes and preventing the growth of the infection from spreading. In some cases, the solution is also used to sanitize the skin before performing any surgical procedure on it.

The solution medication is for external use only. The patient should use the solution as advised by the doctor for the best results. Remember that the affected area of the skin should always be clean and dry before the application of the medicine. It is precisely advised to always wash your hands and after applying for the medicine thoroughly. Povidone Iodine Solution is suggested to be used regularly without skipping to get the most benefit from it. Do not use the medication more than it is advised as it will not clear your infection any sooner and can lead to an increase in some side effects. If you want to help the medicine work quicker then try to keep the affected area clean.

Povidone Iodine Solution I.P 10% w/v Uses

  • The solution is primarily used for the prevention and treatment of skin infections in cuts and wounds.
  • The medicine solution also works to treat lacerations, abrasions, and minor burns.

Potential Side Effects of Povidone Iodine Solution

The usage of this solution medicine may lead to some common side effects. The side effects of this medication are usually mild and temporary. Most of the side effects of this solution do not require any specific medical attention and usually fade on their own after your body adjusts to the medicine. However, consult the doctor in case you are worried about the side effects.

Some of the common side effects of Povidone Iodine Solution I.P 10% w/v include:

  • Peeling skin
  • Red skin
  • Inflamed skin
  • Dry skin
  • Any application site reactions such as burning or itchy skin

Quick Precautions keep in Mind

Some of the precautions and warnings to keep in mind for Povidone Iodine Solution are:

  1.  Avoid eating the solution, and if you do accidentally do so, consult the doctor right away.
  2. If you are allergic to povidone-iodine, do not use the solution medicine.
  3. Remove all jewellery before applying povidone-iodine solution as it may irreversibly tarnish gold jewellery.
  4. Before beginning treatment with Povidone Iodine Solution I.P 10% w/v, let your doctor know if you have an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism), any other thyroid illnesses, such as swelling (nodular colloid goitre, endemic goitre, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), liver, or kidney issues.
  5. If you are receiving lithium therapy or radioactive iodine treatment, please let your doctor know. Before or after radioiodine scintigraphy or radioiodine treatment for thyroid cancer, Povidone Iodine Solution shouldn’t be taken.
  6. Stop using the medication right away if experience any signs of allergic reactions such as nausea, breathing problems, faintness, feeling dizzy, rash, and swelling of the lips, throat, or face.

Directions to Use

Povidone Iodine Solution I.P 10% w/v is only to be applied externally. Solution: Use a cloth soaked in the solution to gently clean the afflicted region. Take the recommended amount using a sterile gauze or cotton swab and apply it to the skin’s affected areas. After the solution has dried, cover the wound with a sterile bandage. If necessary, following application, cover the open wounds with a sterile dressing or bandage. Before and after using the product, remember to wash your hands.

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