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Povicidal 5% Oint 250gm

By ZYDUS CADILA HEALTHCARE LTD
250g Ointment in Tube
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Medical Description

Povicidal Ointment is a topical antiseptic that is used to treat & prevent infections in minor wounds or cuts. It provides infection protection against a variety of germs that can cause infection in m...
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ContainsPovidone-Iodine(5.0 %)
UsesWounds, cuts, and ulcers
Side effectsRash, itching, burning, irritation, blisters
ClassificationANTISEPTIC
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Uses of Povicidal 5 %

Povicidal Ointment is used to treat infected wounds, cuts, and ulcers.

Contraindications of Povicidal 5 %

  • If you are allergic to Povidone Iodine or any other ingredient of Povicidal Ointment
  • If you have a thyroid problem such as goiter or Hashimoto's disease (a thyroid disease).
  • If you are taking a medicine containing Lithium, used for the treatment of a brain-related disorder.

Side effects of Povicidal 5 %

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Blisters

Precautions and Warnings of Povicidal 5 %

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I apply Povicidal Ointment during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information available on the use of Povicidal Ointment during pregnancy. It is not recommended to use this Ointment during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I apply Povicidal Ointment while breastfeeding?
A:
  • Lactating mothers should avoid the use of Povicidal Ointment as it can increase the levels of iodine in breastmilk and cause thyroid-related disorder in a breastfed infant.
  • Although it is minimally absorbed through intact adult skin, lactating mothers' exposure should be minimized by using it for a short duration in the smallest possible area and in a lower concentration...
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Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Povicidal Ointment?
A:
It is a topical preparation and may not affect driving ability.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Povicidal Ointment?
A:
There is limited information available on the interaction of Povicidal with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience allergies or skin reactions after using this Ointment, discontinue the treatment and talk yo your doctor.
  • Your skin is burnt or cracked because there are chances of absorption of iodine in toxic doses in your blood.
  • You are going for any routine lab test for thyroid, as this medicine may affect the results.
  • Do not use in eyes or areas near eyes or any sensitive area of your skin.
  • This Ointment should not be used for the prolonged duration on larger skin areas.
  • Povicidal Ointment should not be used for children below two years of age.
  • It should not be used on eyes and for a prolonged duration.

Mode of Action of Povicidal 5 %

How Does It Work?

Povidone Iodine is an antiseptic and works by killing the microbes. It enters the microbial cells, oxidises key components, and causes cell death. It is effective against a wide range of microorganism...
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Directions for Use of Povicidal 5 %

  • Use Povicidal Ointment as directed by your doctor.
  • Gently clean the affected area and let it dry.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this Ointment.
  • Apply a small amount of this medicine to the affected area.
  • Let dry and cover with a sterile bandage if required.

Interactions of Povicidal 5 %

Interactions with other medicines

Since Povicidal Ointment is to be applied externally on the skin, it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor if you take other medicines to tre...
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Storage and disposal of Povicidal 5 %

  • Store Povicidal Ointment at room temperature.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Povicidal 5 %

Overdose

  • Since Povicidal Ointment is meant only for external applications, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately. If ...
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  • Excessive use of it for a prolonged duration is not advised. If there is no improvement in your infection or wound, contact your doctor.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed the application of this Ointment as prescribed, apply it as soon as you remember. Do not overapply this medicine to compensate for the missed application.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Povicidal Ointment used for?

A: Povicidal Ointment is used as first aid for cuts, burns and minor wounds. It provides infection protection against a variety of germs that can cause infection in minor cuts, wounds, scrapes and burns.

Q: How does Povicidal work?

A: Povicidal has antiseptic properties. It kills the microbes by oxidising certain cell components of microbes and thus prevents their growth.

Q: For how many days should I use Povicidal?

A: Your doctor will decide the duration of the application for this Ointment. Do not stop applying it on your own. If there is no improvement in your infection or wound after 7 days of use, get in touch with your doctor.

Q: Is Povicidal Ointment an antibiotic?

A: Povicidal Ointment is a topical antiseptic medicine.

Q: When should you not use Povicidal?

A: You should not use Povicidal for longer than 1 week without consulting a doctor. Also, if you experience any other unwanted symptoms like fever, nausea, headache, stop usage and immediately consult your physician.
Product Details
Brand
POVICIDAL
Expires on or After
20/08/2022
Last Updated on: 28 Apr 2022 | 03:29 PM (IST)
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