|Brand Name:||DM Pharma|
|Packaging Type||Box (15 gm)|
|Composition:||Povidone – Iodine (Available Iodine 0.5% W/W) 5% W/W + Water Soluble Ointment Base Q.S.|
Vidone – Povidone Iodine Ointment – Antiseptic for skin disinfection
Povidone – Povidone-iodine (PVP-I), also known as iodopovidone, is an antiseptic used for skin disinfection before and after surgery. It may be used both to disinfect the skin of the patient and the hands of the healthcare providers.
Povidone-iodine is a broad spectrum antiseptic for topical application in the treatment and prevention of wound infection. It may be used in first aid for minor cuts, grazes, burns, abrasions, and blisters. It kills sensitive organisms like bacteria, fungus, protozoa, and spores present on the skin. It is also used to sanitize skin before a surgical procedure is performed. Povidone-iodine exhibits longer-lasting antiseptic effects than a tincture of iodine, due to its slow absorption via soft tissue, making it the choice for longer surgeries. Chlorhexidine provides similar results, but with equal toxicity concerns.
Consequently, PVP-I has found broad application in medicine as a surgical scrub; for pre and post-operative skin cleansing; for the treatment and prevention of infections in wounds, ulcers, cuts and burns; for the treatment of infections in decubitus ulcers and stasis ulcers; in gynecology for vaginitis associated with candidal, trichomonal or mixed infections. For these purposes, PVP-I has been formulated at concentrations of 7.5–10.0% in solution, spray, surgical scrub, ointment, and swab dosage forms.
Because of these critical indications, only sterile povidone-iodine should be used in most cases. Non-sterile product can be appropriate in limited circumstances in which patients have intact, healthy skin that will not be compromised or cut. The non-sterile form of Povidone iodine has a long history of intrinsic contamination with Burkholderia cepacia, and other opportunistic pathogens. Its ability to harbor such microbes further underscores the importance of using sterile products in any clinical setting.
MECHANISM OF ACTION: Povidone iodine is a broad spectrum microbicide that destroys microbial protein and DNA. It has excellent in vitro antimicrobial activity and is indicated for preoperative preparation of the periocular region (lids, brow, cheek) and irrigating the ocular surface. PI is supplied as Betadine (5% sterile ophthalmic preparation solution, Alcon) and is packaged in a single-use, 1-fluid-ounce bottle.
INDICATION: Vidone ointment with Povidone iodine have found its uses in the followings
SIDE EFFECTS: Some of the common side effects of Povidone iodine are
For External use only.
Store in a cool place. Do not freeze. Keep the tube tightly closed after use.
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