Povicidal 5% Gel Description:
Povidone Iodine is broad spectrum antiseptic for topical use. Povidone iodine liberates iodine in contact with the skin causing antiseptic action..
Povicidal 5% Gel is used to prevent infections.
Skin discolouration, Increased sodium level in blood, Renal impairment, Metabolic acidosis, Increased level of thyroid hormones, Decreased level of thyroid hormones in neonates, Deep tissue toxicity, Mucous membrane toxicity, Superficial keratitis.
Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Apply it on the affected area and allow it to stay before spitting or rinsing.
Is povidone iodine the same as betadine?
Yes. Betadine is the brand (proprietary) name of povidone iodine
Is povidone iodine the same as iodine or iodine tincture?
No. Povidone iodine is the stable chemical complex of povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone i.e. PVP) and elemental iodine. Iodine tincture has iodine and potassium iodide dissolved in ethanol and water. Both the formulations show antiseptic action
Does povidone iodine kill yeast
Yes. Povidone iodine being disinfectant and antiseptic inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms
Does povidone iodine burn
Topical application of povidone iodine may cause slight irritation. Temporary staining of affected area is also possible. However, it is not a matter of concern and gets resolved quickly
Is povidone iodine safe?
Povidone iodine is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as directed by doctor