Povirex Plus Ointment

Storage
Store below 30°C

Introduction

Povirex Plus Ointment is a combination medicine that is used to treat skin wounds. It also prevents the growth of microorganisms that may infect the wound and promotes healing of the wound.

Povirex Plus Ointment is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied only to the affected areas of the skin with clean and dry hands. If it gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine. If your condition does not improve or gets worse, you should talk to your doctor.

The most common side effect of this medicine includes itching, dryness, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. These are usually self-limiting. Serious side effects are rare. You must consult the doctor if you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.).

Before using this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use this medicine with proper consultation and caution. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine and consult the doctor about this condition. During the course of the treatment, do not touch or scratch the wounded or burnt skin areas as this may delay the healing process.

Uses of Povirex Plus Ointment

  • Treatment of Wound infection

Benefits of Povirex Plus Ointment

In Treatment of Wound infection

Povirex Plus Ointment is an antiseptic that is used for the treatment and prevention of wound infection. Povirex Plus 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. Keep the affected area clean and use the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Side effects of Povirex Plus 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 Povirex Plus

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

How to use Povirex Plus 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 Povirex Plus Ointment works

Povirex Plus Ointment is a combination of two medicines: Metronidazole and Povidone Iodine. Metronidazole is an antibiotic which kills bacteria and other harmful 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 these microorganisms.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Povirex Plus 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
CAUTION
Povirex Plus Ointment should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
If a single dose of Povirex Plus Ointment is used, it is recommended to hold breastfeeding for 12-24 hours to allow the removal of the drug.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Povirex Plus Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Povirex Plus 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.

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Quick tips

  • Clean the wound and then apply the cream to the affected area using a sterile gloved hand or a sterile spatula.
  • Apply it once or twice daily and re-apply to any areas from which it gets removed due to activity. Burn areas should be covered with the cream at all times.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient concerns

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I had c section on 20 Feb 2017 and now since few days I see sticky discharge which usually use to be transparent previously is at times blood filled Why so? Shall I see my gyne for this?
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Please visit your doctor for a check yp to rule out any infection of the wound site
skin infection,etchaing, and some part of body wound
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
need a face to face consultation and clinical examination of the problem kindly visit a dermatologist nearby if you're from kolkata u can visit my chamber
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Povirex Plus Ointment?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. MedIndia. Metronidazole+Povidone Iodine. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Metronidazole. Watford, Hertfordshire: Galderma (U.K) Ltd.; 1998 [revised Dec. 2014]. [Accessed 29 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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E-11, Industrial Area, Panipat, Haryana-132103
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: December, 2021

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