Povidone Iodine

Information about Povidone Iodine

Povidone Iodine Uses

Povidone Iodine is used to prevent Wound infection.

How Povidone Iodine works

Povidone Iodine is an antiseptic. It kills harmful infection causing microorganisms. This is how it works to prevent and treat infections.

Common side effects of Povidone Iodine

No common side effects seen
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Available Medicine for Povidone Iodine

BetadineWin-Medicare Pvt Ltd
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Heal FastKinedex Healthcare Pvt Ltd
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ZoviNotus Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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Zylo-PLeben Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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Expert advice for Povidone Iodine

  • Povidone Iodine 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.

Frequently asked questions for Povidone Iodine

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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