Povimed Ointment


Introduction

Povimed Ointment is a combination medicine used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections. It works by stopping the growth of microorganisms and killing the existing ones that cause the infection.

Povimed Ointment is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. 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. The effects of medicine can be increased by keeping the affected area clean and dry, and washing hands before and after treating the infection.

Some of the common side effects include skin irritation, redness or itching at the site of application. If the side effects bother you or do not go away, let your doctor know. 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 it works but talk to your doctor before using it if you have used a similar medicine before and had an allergic reaction. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed during pregnancy.

Uses of Povimed Ointment

Benefits of Povimed Ointment

In Treatment of Bacterial skin infections

Povimed Ointment is used to treat skin infections caused by bacteria. It works by killing and stopping the growth of bacteria causing infections, thereby clearing the infection. It also gives relief from pain, redness, itching at the affected area and speeds up the healing process. Keep using it for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will prevent the infection from coming back.

Side effects of Povimed 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 Povimed

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

How to use Povimed 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 Povimed Ointment works

Povimed Ointment is a combination of three medicines: Tinidazole, Povidone Iodine and Zinc Sulfate. Tinidazole is an antibiotic which kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging their DNA. Povidone Iodine is an antiseptic applied on skin which is infected or is likely to get infected. It slowly releases iodine which kills or prevents the growth of infectious microorganisms. Zinc Sulfate has astringent and antiseptic action.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Povimed 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Povimed 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

What if you forget to take Povimed Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Povimed 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.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • It is for use on skin only. Do not use it in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Some tips for personal hygiene:
    • Wash your hands with soap before and after applying the cream.
    • Do not share your towel or clothes with anyone. 
    • Wear clean clothes every day to prevent infection.
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated and infected, you should stop using Povimed Ointment and consult your doctor.
  • Do not use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

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References

  1. Medscape. Tindazole. [Accessed 24 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Povidone Iodine. Camberley, Surrey: Novartis Consumer Health UK Ltd.; 1998 [revised 6 May 2014]. [Accessed 24 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer address

16-11-477/45, Dilsukh Nagar, Hyderabad-500036, Telangana, India.
Country of origin: India

MRP
37.13
Inclusive of all taxes
5 gm in 1 tube
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