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Composition for METROKIND PLUS

Povidone Iodine(5% w/w),Sucralfate Topical(7% w/w)

food interaction for METROKIND PLUS

alcohol interaction for METROKIND PLUS

pregnancy interaction for METROKIND PLUS

lactation interaction for METROKIND PLUS

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Metrokind plus ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Metrokind plus ointment is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Povidone Iodine(5% w/w)


It is used to to treat and prevent and treat infection in wounds and as an antiseptic and first aid for minor cuts, grazes, burns, abrasions and blisters.

How it works

Povidone Iodine is broad spectrum antiseptic for topical use.  Povidone iodine liberates iodine in contact with the skin causing antiseptic action.

Common side effects

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 punctuate keratitis
Sucralfate Topical(7% w/w)


Sucralfate is used to treat ulcers of the mouth, stomach and other parts of the gut. It may also be used to treat burn wounds, and ulcerative skin conditions including diaper rash.

How it works

Sucralfate belongs to the class of medications called as ulcer protectants. It interacts with proteins that are present on the ulcer surface to form an ulcer adherent layer, which is protective in nature. Gut ulcers are protected against various irritants including acid. On skin ulcers, sucralfate exerts bacteriostatic properties, in addition to ulcer protective activity.

Common side effects

Constipation, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Tongue swelling, Lip swelling, Skin rash, Throat swelling, Itching, Urticaria


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Expert advice for METROKIND PLUS

  • Apply a small amount of povidone iodine solution to the affected area after cleaning it properly.
  • The affected area can be left uncovered or covered with a sterile bandage.
  • If you experience a skin rash, hives, or itching, or any other unusual reaction after using this product, discontinue use and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
  • Povidone iodine cutaneous spray powder is meant for external application and should not be instilled in eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Do not use the povidone iodine solution on large parts of the body for more than a week unless advised by your doctor.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before use if injuries are deep or puncture wounds or serious burns.

Frequently asked questions for METROKIND PLUS

Povidone Iodine

Q. Is povidone iodine the same as betadine?
Yes. Betadine is the brand (proprietary) name of povidone iodine.
Q. 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.
Q. Does povidone iodine kill yeast, bacteria or fungus?
Yes. Povidone iodine being disinfectant and antiseptic inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms.
Q. Does povidone iodine burn, stain, sting or hurt?
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.
Q. Is povidone iodine safe?
Povidone iodine is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as directed by doctor.
Q. Does povidone iodine contain alcohol?
No. Povidone iodine is stable chemical complex of povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone i.e. PVP) and elemental iodine.
Q. Does povidone iodine stain teeth?
Povidone iodine should be used externally. It should not be used on teeth.

Sucralfate Topical

Q. Is sucralfate an antibiotic/sulfa drug/pain-killer/PPI?
Sucralfate is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug/ PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) or a pain-killer. It is an ulcer protective medicine.
Q. Is sucralfate available or sold over the counter?
Yes, sucralfate is available over the counter.
Q. Is sucralfate gluten free?
Yes. Sucralfate is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Can I take sucralfate with Prilosec/Nexium/Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen/Pepto?
It is advisable to keep a gap of at least 2 hours when taking sucralfate with Prilosec/ Nexium/ Tylenol/ Zantac/ ibuprofen and Pepto.
Q. Does sucralfate cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia/heartburn?
Sucralfate does not cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia or heartburn. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Is sucralfate a narcotic drug?
No. Sucralfate is not a narcotic drug.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)