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Povizox 10% Ointment


Overview

Uses of Povizox Ointment

Povizox Ointment side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Povizox 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. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Povizox Ointment works

Povizox 10% Ointment is an antiseptic applied on skin, which is infected or is likely to get infected. It works by slowly releasing iodine which kills or prevents the growth of infectious microorganisms.

Povizox Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Povizox 10% 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Povizox 10% Ointment is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Povizox Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Povizox 10% Ointment, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Povizox

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Sir/Madam plz suggest some ayurvedic medicine for liver health and to make our liver strong against various infections thanks
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
You can take Aloe vera Juice daily in the morning 10-15ml with same quantity of water before breakfast.
recently married I paticipate in sex with my husband all is ok but in middle I in periods till now blood was flowing is there any problemsuggest me any ointment
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
there is no ointment to stop blood flow. u may have injured something in the vagina in periods. if the flow is excess go to a gynaecologist. if its less take emanzen d 1 bd for 3 days and use candid v cream to avoid vaginal infections
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FAQs

Q. Can I put Povizox on an open wound?

Povizox can be used as an antiseptic to treat or prevent infections in wounds such as ulcers, small burns or cuts, and other minor injuries. However, take special care if you are applying Povizox on open large wounds or where the skin is broken like burns. The reason being there may be a risk of excessive absorption of iodine in blood which may increase to toxic levels.

Q. Will Povizox solution stain my skin or clothes?

Povizox has a natural golden brown color which stains the area where you have applied it. It does not however, permanently stain your skin and fingernails. The stain can be easily removed from your clothes with soap and water.

Q. Where can Povizox be used?

Povizox is used in the treatment and prevention of infection in wounds including cuts, small areas of burn, ulcers and minor injuries. Do not use this medicine on deep wounds and clean surgical wounds.

Q. How should Povizox solution be applied to an injury?

Clean the affected area and apply a small amount of the medicine to it. You can then cover it with a sterile bandage. You can apply this medicine 1 to 3 times daily. However, do not use it for longer than 1 week.

Q. Can Povizox affect thyroid function?

Using Povizox over a large area or for a long time may sometimes cause problems with your thyroid. Symptoms of thyroid dysfunction include weight loss, increased appetite, sweating, lack of energy, and weight gain. If you notice such symptoms, contact your doctor who may advise you to stop using Povizox.

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