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Composition for ZOVI

Povidone Iodine(5%)

food interaction for ZOVI

alcohol interaction for ZOVI

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lactation interaction for ZOVI

food
alcohol
pregnancy
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No interaction found
No interaction found
Zovi 5% powder 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
Zovi 5% powder is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ZOVI

Povidone Iodine(5%)

Uses

Zovi 5% powder is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Zovi 5% powder is broad spectrum antiseptic for topical use.  Zovi 5% powder 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 ZOVI

3 Substitutes
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  • BETADINE 5% POWDER
    (10 GM powder in box)
    Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 8.30/GM of powder
    generic_icon
    Rs. 83
    pay 131% more per GM of powder
  • POVICIDAL 5% POWDER
    (10 GM powder in box)
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 1.11/GM of powder
    generic_icon
    Rs. 11.06
    save 69% more per GM of powder
  • POVIDONE 5% DUSTING POWDER
    (10 GM powder in box)
    Jan Aushadhi
    Rs. 2.86/GM of powder
    generic_icon
    Rs. 28.62
    save 20% more per GM of powder

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Expert advice for ZOVI

  • 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 ZOVI

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 27 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)