This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Ornidine Ointment is a combination of two medicines: Ornidazole Topical and Povidone Iodine. Ornidazole Topical is an antibiotic which kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Povidone Iodine is an antiseptic applied on the skin which is infected or is likely to get infected. It slowly releases iodine which kills or prevents the growth of infectious microorganisms.
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.
Ornidine Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby. The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Ornidine Ointment via licking.
Ornidine Ointment does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Ornidine Ointment in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Ornidine Ointment in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.