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PVPI 5% SOLUTION

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MRP: Rs. 437.50 for 1 bottle(s) (2 solution each)
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Composition for PVPI

Povidone Iodine(5%)

food interaction for PVPI

alcohol interaction for PVPI

pregnancy interaction for PVPI

lactation interaction for PVPI

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pvpi 5% solution at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pvpi 5% solution 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
Pvpi 5% solution is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for PVPI

Povidone Iodine(5%)

Uses

Pvpi 5% solution is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Pvpi 5% solution is broad spectrum antiseptic for topical use.  Pvpi 5% solution 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

SUBSTITUTES for PVPI

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  • BETADINE 5% SOLUTION
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  • WOKADINE 5% SOLUTION
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    Rs. 0.45/ML of solution
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  • BETADINE 5% SOLUTION
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    Rs. 441/LTR of solution
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  • BETASEPTIC 5% SOLUTION
    (100 ML solution in bottle)
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    Rs. 0.44/ML of solution
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  • HEAL FAST 5% SOLUTION
    (100 ML solution in bottle)
    Kinedex Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 0.95/ML of solution
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Expert advice for PVPI

  • 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 PVPI

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 14 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)