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Overview

Introduction of Zovi Powder

Zovi 5 % Powder is an antiseptic and disinfecting agent. It is used for treatment and prevention of infections.

Use Zovi 5 % Powder in the quantity as advised by your doctor. Put it in your mouth and swish for 30 seconds to 1 minute and spit it out. Avoid swallowing the mouthwash and refrain from eating, drinking, or smoking for at least 30 minutes after using Zovi 5 % Powder.

Zovi 5 % Powder may cause a slight stinging or burning sensation at the time of using. However, it is not a matter of concern and gets resolved quickly.

Uses of Zovi Powder

Zovi Powder side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Zovi Powder

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Zovi 5 % Powder may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zovi Powder works

Zovi 5 % Powder is an antiseptic. It kills harmful infection causing microorganisms. This is how it works to prevent and treat infections.

Zovi Powder related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Zovi 5 % Powder. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zovi 5 % Powder 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
Zovi 5 % Powder 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
SAFE
Zovi 5 % Powder does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zovi 5 % Powder in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zovi 5 % Powder in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zovi Powder?

If you miss a dose of Zovi 5 % Powder, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Zovi 5 % Powder is an antiseptic that helps treat and prevent infections.
  • Apply a small amount to the affected area after cleaning it properly.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and nose. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Do not use it on burnt, broken or inflamed skin.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zovi

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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
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Infertility
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
Are the reports are oky or not?
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear Mam Thank you for sharing your reports with me They show that your blood cholesterol level is high which means you have hypercholestrolemia. For this, you should make serious lifestyle modification like healthy diet containing lots of fruits and vegetables, plenty of water. Avoid fried, processed foods. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day for at least 5 days in a week. Your IgE level is also high, which is usually raised in allergic or parasitic infections.
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FAQs

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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