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Povil MS Ointment


Introduction

Povil MS Ointment is a combination medicine used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections. It works by killing the microorganisms that cause infection.

Povil MS Ointment may be used in the dose and duration suggested by the doctor. Applying it at the same time every day will help you remember to use it. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the medicine. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. Do not stop using it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better.

The most common side effects of this medicine include application site reactions like burning, irritation, itching, and redness. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. Avoid direct contact with eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, but talk to your doctor before using it if you have recently used another medicine for the infection. The medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Uses of Povil MS Ointment

Side effects of Povil MS 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 Povil MS

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Povil MS 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 Povil MS Ointment works

Povil MS Ointment is a combination of three medicines: Metronidazole, Sucralfate and Povidone Iodine. Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA. Sucralfate is an anti-ulcer medicine which covers the damaged tissue and protects it against injury to facilitate healing. Povidone Iodine is an antiseptic. It slowly releases iodine which kills or prevents the growth of infectious microorganisms.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Povil MS 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
Povil MS Ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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

  • Povil MS Ointment may take several weeks to show its action. Keep using it as suggested by your doctor.
  • Wash your skin with a mild cleanser and pat it dry before applying Povil MS Ointment.
  • Apply it as a thin layer onto clean, dry, unbroken skin affected by the infection.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
  • It is advisable not to touch or scratch the infected area as it can worsen the situation.

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References

  1. Metronidazole. Watford, Hertfordshire: Galderma (U.K) Ltd.; 1998 [revised Dec. 2014]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online)Available from:External Link
  2. PubChem. Sucralfate. [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Povidone Iodine. Camberley Surrey: Novartis Consumer Health UK Ltd.; 1998 [revised 6 May 2014]. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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SCF- 250, Ground Floor & Basement, M Market, Manimajra Chandigarh - 160101, India
Country of Origin: India
MRP
67.5
20 gm in 1 tube
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