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POVIROM M OINTMENT

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MRP: Rs. 32.68 for 1 tube(s) (15 GM ointment each)
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Composition for POVIROM M

Povidone Iodine(5% w/w),Sucralfate Topical(7% w/w)

food interaction for POVIROM M

alcohol interaction for POVIROM M

pregnancy interaction for POVIROM M

lactation interaction for POVIROM M

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Povirom m ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Povirom m ointment is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for POVIROM M

Povidone Iodine(5% w/w)

Uses

Povidone Iodine is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Povidone Iodine is broad spectrum antiseptic for topical use.  Povidone iodine liberates iodine in contact with the skin causing antiseptic action.

Common side effects

Skin discolouration, Increased sodium level in blood, Renal impairment, Metabolic acidosis, Increased level of thyroid hormones, Decreased level of thyroid hormones in neonates, Deep tissue toxicity, Mucous membrane toxicity, Superficial punctuate keratitis
Sucralfate Topical(7% w/w)

Uses

Sucralfate Topical is used in the treatment of intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Sucralfate Topical forms a coating over the ulcer or any other raw surface. This creates a physical barrier that protects the ulcer/ raw surface from the gastric acid or any other injury, allowing it to heal.

Common side effects

Constipation, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Tongue swelling, Lip swelling, Skin rash, Throat swelling, Itching, Urticaria

SUBSTITUTES for POVIROM M

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Expert advice for POVIROM M

  • Apply a small amount of povidone iodine solution to the affected area after cleaning it properly.
  • The affected area can be left uncovered or covered with a sterile bandage.
  • If you experience a skin rash, hives, or itching, or any other unusual reaction after using this product, discontinue use and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
  • Povidone iodine cutaneous spray powder is meant for external application and should not be instilled in eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Do not use the povidone iodine solution on large parts of the body for more than a week unless advised by your doctor.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before use if injuries are deep or puncture wounds or serious burns.

Frequently asked questions for POVIROM M

Povidone Iodine

Q.Is povidone iodine the same as betadine?
Yes. Betadine is the brand (proprietary) name of povidone iodine

Q.Is povidone iodine the same as iodine or iodine tincture?
No. Povidone iodine is the stable chemical complex of povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone i.e. PVP) and elemental iodine. Iodine tincture has iodine and potassium iodide dissolved in ethanol and water. Both the formulations show antiseptic action

Q.Does povidone iodine kill yeast, bacteria or fungus?
Yes. Povidone iodine being disinfectant and antiseptic inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms

Q.Does povidone iodine burn, stain, sting or hurt?
Topical application of povidone iodine may cause slight irritation. Temporary staining of affected area is also possible. However, it is not a matter of concern and gets resolved quickly

Q.Is povidone iodine safe?
Povidone iodine is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as directed by doctor

Q.Does povidone iodine contain alcohol?
No. Povidone iodine is stable chemical complex of povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone i.e. PVP) and elemental iodine

Q.Does povidone iodine stain teeth?
Povidone iodine should be used externally. It should not be used on teeth.

Sucralfate Topical

Q.Is sucralfate an antibiotic/sulfa drug/pain-killer/PPI?
Sucralfate is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug/ PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) or a pain-killer. It is an ulcer protective medicine

Q.Is sucralfate available or sold over the counter?
Yes, sucralfate is available over the counter

Q.Is sucralfate gluten free?
Yes. Sucralfate is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Can I take sucralfate with Prilosec/Nexium/Tylenol/Zantac/ibuprofen/Pepto?
It is advisable to keep a gap of at least 2 hours when taking sucralfate with Prilosec/ Nexium/ Tylenol/ Zantac/ ibuprofen and Pepto

Q.Does sucralfate cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia/heartburn?
Sucralfate does not cause headaches/weight gain/insomnia or heartburn. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.Is sucralfate a narcotic drug?
No. Sucralfate is not a narcotic drug.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)