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Composition for PETROM

Ornidazole Topical(1% w/w),Povidone Iodine(5% w/w)

food interaction for PETROM

alcohol interaction for PETROM

pregnancy interaction for PETROM

lactation interaction for PETROM

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Petrom 1%/5% cream 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.
Petrom 1%/5% cream is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Ornidazole Topical(1% w/w)


Ornidazole topical is used in combination with other anti-infectives in the treatment of microbial infections of the vagina, urinary tract, skin and nails.

How it works

Ornidazole is an antibiotic belonging to the class of medications called as anti-bacterials and anti-protozoals. It works by causing cell death thereby inhibiting the growth of bacteria thus relieving the symptoms associated with infections.

Common side effects

Rash, Itching, Skin redness
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


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Expert advice for PETROM

  • 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 PETROM

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.
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.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)