Povidone Iodine

Povidone Iodine- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Povidone Iodine is an Antiseptics drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Povidone Iodine is an Antiseptics drug which is used for
1. Antiseptic
2. Skin disinfection
3. Mouth wash
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. SOLUTIONS
Contraindications1. Avoid regular or prolonged use in patients with thyroid disorders or those taking lithium
2. Avoid regular use in neonates; avoid in very low birth weight infants
3. Burn to cover the large
surface area
4. Hypersensitivity to iodine
Precautions1. Pregnancy
2. lactation
3. Broken skin
4. Renal impairment
5. Avoid contact with eyes
6. Neonates
Adverse Effects1. Irritation of the skin and mucous membranes
2. May interfere with thyroid funcon tests
3. Systemic effects
Pregnancy Category D

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