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Povifate-A Ointment

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Product introduction

Povifate-A Ointment is combination medicine 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.

Povifate-A 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 medicine 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 Povifate-A Ointment

  • Managing Wound infection

Benefits of Povifate-A Ointment

In Managing Wound infection

Povifate-A Ointment is an antiseptic that is used for the treatment and prevention of wound infection. Povifate-A Ointment kills and prevents the growth of infection-causing microbes, thereby preventing abrasions, cuts, or any break in the skin from getting infected. The antiseptic effect is caused due to the slow release of iodine. It also contains Aloe Vera that helps to prevent dryness and rejuvenates the skin. Keep the affected area clean and use the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Side effects of Povifate-A Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Povifate-A

  • Limited data available

How to use Povifate-A 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.

How Povifate-A Ointment works

Povifate-A Ointment is a combination of three medicines: Metronidazole, Povidone Iodine and Aloe Vera. Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Povidone Iodine is an antiseptic. It kills harmful infections causing microorganisms. This is how it works to prevent and treat infections. Aloe Vera is a plant. Its extracts form a protective layer on the skin by restoring moisture, so that it feels hydrated and refreshed.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Povifate-A Ointment during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Povifate-A Ointment during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Povifate-A Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Povifate-A Ointment, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

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No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Povifate-A Ointment is used to prevent wound infection.
  • Clean the wound and skin around it as soon as it happens. Use cool boiled water or drinking-quality water.
  • Apply the medicine, do not put any bandage or dressing unless advised by the doctor.
  • Keep a close eye on the wound and seek medical advice if you think the infection is developing.

Fact Box

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Patient concerns

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Suggest me a best ointment to heal a wound faster at anal point plz Which antibiotic is best to heal wound faster
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
first of all it need to be examined , we don't give blanket antibiotic on requestso u consult a surgeon / urologist
Abrasions on face from right eye to mouth due to a fall. Swellings and secretion of viscous liquid.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Get tetanus immunisation and get your wound cleaned with savlon and apply betadine ointment.
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References

  1. Robertson DB, Maibach HI. Dermatologic Pharmacology. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ (Editors). Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 1047-1065.
  2. Fox LP, Merk HF, Bickers DR. Dermatological Pharmacology. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1679-1706.

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Name: Yuventis Lifesciences
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Country of origin: India

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