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Povidot 10% Ointment


Overview

Introduction

Povidot 10% Ointment is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent. It is used for prevention of infections in wounds and cuts. It kills the harmful microbes and controls their growth, thereby preventing infections on the affected area.

Povidot 10% Ointment is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medication work better by keeping the affected areas clean, making sure they are dry and washing your hands before and after treating the infection.

This medicine may cause side effects like skin irritation, redness or itching at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In the case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention. You should stop taking it straight away if you have any signs of an allergic reaction. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, feeling dizzy or faint and nausea.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy. You should let your doctor know if you have liver and kidney problems.

Uses of Povidot Ointment

Side effects of Povidot Ointment

Common
  • Irritation

How to use Povidot Ointment

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.

How Povidot Ointment works

Povidot 10% Ointment is an antiseptic applied on skin, which is infected or is likely to get infected. It works by slowly releasing iodine which kills or prevents the growth of infectious microorganisms.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Povidot 10% Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Povidot 10% Ointment is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Povidot Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Povidot 10% Ointment, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Povidot 10% Ointment is an antiseptic that helps treat and prevent infections.
  • Apply a small amount to the affected area after cleaning it properly.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and nose. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Do not use it on burnt, broken or inflamed skin.

Patient Concerns

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She has a infection type on top of eye lash from 10 days it is not gone yet it is slight increasing last 4 years she had u used ciplox ointment and it had goneSo sujest some Medicine
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Take Neem-giloy juice daily 10 -15ml with add same quantity of water before breakfast.
Having ring worm infection - tinea corporis please suggest skin ointment
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Onabet cream twice a day meanwhile visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment
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FAQs

Q. Can I put Povidot on an open wound?

Povidot can be used as an antiseptic to treat or prevent infections in wounds such as ulcers, small burns or cuts, and other minor injuries. However, take special care if you are applying Povidot on open large wounds or where the skin is broken like burns. The reason being there may be a risk of excessive absorption of iodine in blood which may increase to toxic levels.

Q. Will Povidot solution stain my skin or clothes?

Povidot has a natural golden brown color which stains the area where you have applied it. It does not however, permanently stain your skin and fingernails. The stain can be easily removed from your clothes with soap and water.

Q. Where can Povidot be used?

Povidot is used in the treatment and prevention of infection in wounds including cuts, small areas of burn, ulcers and minor injuries. Do not use this medicine on deep wounds and clean surgical wounds.

Q. How should Povidot solution be applied to an injury?

Clean the affected area and apply a small amount of the medicine to it. You can then cover it with a sterile bandage. You can apply this medicine 1 to 3 times daily. However, do not use it for longer than 1 week.

Q. Can Povidot affect thyroid function?

Using Povidot over a large area or for a long time may sometimes cause problems with your thyroid. Symptoms of thyroid dysfunction include weight loss, increased appetite, sweating, lack of energy, and weight gain. If you notice such symptoms, contact your doctor who may advise you to stop using Povidot.
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20 gm in 1 tube
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