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food interaction for ORNIDINE

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lactation interaction for ORNIDINE

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Ornidine ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Ornidine ointment is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR ORNIDINE

Ornidazole Topical(NA)

Uses

Ornidazole Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Ornidazole Topical is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Rash, Altered taste, Vomiting, Urticaria, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Nausea, Itching, Skin irritation, Dry skin, Coating on tongue, Skin redness
Povidone Iodine(NA)

Uses

Povidone Iodine is used to prevent infections

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 keratitis

SUBSTITUTES FOR ORNIDINE

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR ORNIDINE

  • Tell your doctor if you have any previous history of fits or if you experience unusual numbness of skin.
  • Ornidazole cream is only meant to be applied on the skin of the affected area and should not be consumed orally or instilled into eyes.
  • In case of accidental direct contact with your eyes, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek medical attention if any irritation persists.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to ornidazole or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions FOR ORNIDINE

Ornidazole Topical

Q.

Is ornidazole topical same as metronidazole?
Ornidazole topical and metronidazole are two different drugs belonging to the same class. However, they may have different indications. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.

Is ornidazole topical carcinogenic?
There are no reports suggesting the potential of ornidazole to cause cancer.

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

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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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)