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Povilax 5% Lotion 100ml

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100ml Lotion in Bottle
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Povilax 5 % Description

Povilax Lotion 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 minor...
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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 Povilax 5 %

Povilax Lotion is used to treat infected wounds, cuts, and ulcers.

Contraindications of Povilax 5 %

  • If you are allergic to Povidone Iodine or any other ingredient of Povilax Lotion
  • 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 Povilax 5 %

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Blisters

Precautions and Warnings of Povilax 5 %

Pregnancy

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

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I apply Povilax Lotion while breastfeeding?
A:
  • Lactating mothers should avoid the use of Povilax Lotion 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 Povilax Lotion?
A:
It is a topical preparation and may not affect driving ability.

Alcohol

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

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience allergies or skin reactions after using this Lotion, 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 Lotion should not be used for the prolonged duration on larger skin areas.
  • Povilax Lotion 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 Povilax 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 Povilax 5 %

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

Interactions of Povilax 5 %

Interactions with other medicines

Since Povilax Lotion 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 treat o...
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Storage and disposal of Povilax 5 %

  • Store Povilax Lotion at room temperature.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Povilax 5 %

Overdose

  • Since Povilax Lotion 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 you ...
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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 Lotion 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 Povilax Lotion used for?

A: Povilax Lotion 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 Povilax work?

A: Povilax 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 Povilax?

A: Your doctor will decide the duration of the application for this Lotion. 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 Povilax Lotion an antibiotic?

A: Povilax Lotion is a topical antiseptic medicine.

Q: When should you not use Povilax?

A: You should not use Povilax 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
POVILAX
Expires on or After
26/09/2022
Last Updated on: 28 Apr 2022 | 03:29 PM (IST)

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