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Povicidal 5% Gel

Manufactured byCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Description
Povicidal 5% Gel is a topical antiseptic. It is used to treat and prevent infection due to minor wounds and cuts. This medicine works by killing germs and preventing the spread of infection. Povicidal 5% Gel may cause some side effects like burning sensation, redness, or irritation at the site of application. If any of these side effects do not resolve with time or worsen, consult your doctor. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it. Povicidal 5% Gel is meant for external use only. Clean and dry the affected area and apply this medicine uniformly on the skin. Avoid direct contact with your eyes and nose. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water. Povicidal 5% Gel is not likely to interact with the medicine taken orally or as an injection. However, to ensure its safety, inform your doctor know if you are taking any medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Povicidal 5% Gel

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness of skin

Uses of Povicidal 5% Gel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Minor wounds
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for Povicidal 5% Gel to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Povicidal 5% Gel remains active in your body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Povicidal 5% Gel.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    It is not known if Povicidal 5% Gel is safe for use in pregnancy. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Povicidal 5% Gel is not recommended for use while breastfeeding unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid using Povicidal 5% Gel if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

It is not known if Povicidal 5% Gel is safe for use in pregnancy. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Povicidal 5% Gel is not recommended for use while breastfeeding unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Severe skin allergy

Povicidal 5% Gel should be discontinued if you experience skin rashes, hives (itchy, painful eruptions that sting), or severe itching. Consult your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

External use only

Povicidal 5% Gel is meant for use on the skin only. Avoid prolonged use of this medicine over a large area as it may increase the risk of side effects.

Deep wounds and severe burns

Avoid the use of Povicidal 5% Gel on deep wounds, large areas of broken skin, and severe burns.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Povicidal 5% Gel as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of Povicidal 5% Gel is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, seek emergency medical help in case of accidental ingestion.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Thyroid disorders

Povicidal 5% Gel should be used with caution if you have thyroid problems as this medicine may further affect the function of your thyroid gland (a small organ in your neck that is responsible for the production of chemical substances known as hormones that control metabolism). Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a small amount of Povicidal 5% Gel to the affected area of the skin as instructed by your doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Avoid prolonged use of this medicine over a large area as it may increase the risk of side effects. Avoid direct contact with your eyes and nose.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Povicidal 5% Gel is an antiseptic that works by killing germs and preventing the spread of infection.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antiseptic and germicides

Schedule

OTC

Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2021. Povidone-iodine. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 23 September 2021].

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Povidone-iodine#section=Deprecated-CAS>

Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2021. DailyMed - APLICARE POVIDONE IODINE SWABSTICK- povidone iodine solution. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 24 September 2021].

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=1b460e41-9ac9-43fe-8166-8e09f70aaa63>
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Information on this page was last updated on 22 Oct 2021

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