Dynarex Povidone Iodine Solution
- 10% povidone-iodine, U.S.P. equivalent to 1% available iodine
- For antiseptic treatment of skin and mucosa
- Surgical site preparation
- Care of abrasions, lacerations, and minor burns
- Not made with natural rubber latex
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Povidone-Iodine solution?
Povidone-iodine solution is a complex of the potent bactericidal agent iodine and the carrier molecule povidone. On contact with tissues, the carrier complex slowly releases free iodine. Gradual release decreases tissue irritation and reduces potential toxicity while preserving the agent’s germicidal activity. Povidone-iodine solution is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, fungi, and viruses. In contrast to chlorhexidine, povidone-iodine solution has a shorter protective effect against bacterial buildup on the skin after hand washing and seems to be less effective than these agents for that purpose.
Povidone-iodine is manufactured as a solution by itself (povidone-iodine solution) or in conjunction with an ionic detergent (povidone-iodine scrub preparation). The detergent in the scrub preparation seems to be toxic to several normal tissues and to components of an open wound. Excessive exposure of open wounds to scrub solutions by wound scrubbing or soaking is not recommended. Scrub solutions were designed for preoperative preparation of intact skin before operative incisions.
Povidone-iodine solution, without the detergent, is distributed most commonly as a 10% solution. When diluted to a 1% concentration or lower, it can be applied safely to wounds, and it retains its bactericidal activity. It has no inherent negative effect on wound healing. The lack of clinical toxicity of povidone-iodine without detergent was shown with 225 patients undergoing ophthalmologic surgery. Povidone-iodine 10% solution, diluted with saline, was used to prepare the eye and its surrounding structures for surgery. There was no reported corneal, conjunctival, or skin toxicity. Adverse and allergic reactions are extremely rare, even when the solution is used in known iodine-allergic patients.
What is Povidone Iodine Used For?
Povidone Iodine Antiseptic Topical Ointment contains povidone iodine, which is used for the treatment of common skin infections.
Povidone Iodine Antiseptic Topical Ointment is used as an antiseptic for the treatment of common skin infections such as infections of the skin around the nails, prevention of infections in minor burns, cuts and abrasions.
- Always read the label.
- Avoid excessive heat.
- Follow the directions for use.
- If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
POVIDONE IODINE ANTISEPTIC TOPICAL OINTMENT IS FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
When you must not use it:
- avoid application to extensive burn areas.
- known hypersensitivity to iodine or povidone. If irritation, redness or swelling develops, discontinue treatment and consult a doctor.
- if you currently have or have ever had, a thyroid problem, including swelling (nodular colloid goitre, endemic goitre or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), as there may be a risk of developing hyperthyroidism from the administration of large amounts of iodine.
- it should not be used for 4 weeks prior to treatment for cancer of the thyroid.
- povidone iodine preparations should not be applied over a long period and to large areas of the skin (e.g., not to more than 10% of the total body surface and for not longer than 14 days) unless strictly indicated.
- on infants under 6 months of age.
DO NOT USE IF SEAL IS BROKEN OR AFTER EXPIRY DATE.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- If you know you are, or think you might be pregnant, or are breastfeeding, talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using Betadine/Povidone Iodine Antiseptic Topical Ointment, or any other medicine.
- If you are not sure whether any of the above apply to you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using.
- Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.
- Avoid inhalation.
- Avoid contact with the eyes.