Povicidal 5% Ointment

Manufactured by Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Composition: Povidone Iodine
Prescription Required: No

Description

Povicidal 5% Ointment is an antiseptic medicine used to prevent and treat minor wounds and skin infections. It kills sensitive organisms like bacteria, fungus, protozoa, and spores present on the skin. It is also used to sanitize skin before a surgical procedure is performed.

Highlights

Commonly asked questions for Povicidal 5% Ointment

Onset of action

The effect of Povidone Iodine starts immediately after application on the skin.

Duration of effect

The duration of time for which Povidone Iodine is effective varies depending on the site and mode of application.

Safe with alcohol?

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

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Usage in pregnancy?

Use of this medicine is not recommended if you are pregnant. It can be used only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Non-prescription use of this medicine should be avoided by pregnant women.

Usage while breast-feeding?

Use of this medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women. However, if it becomes absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Povicidal 5% Ointment

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Povicidal 5% Ointment , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Aldine 5% OintmentAlkem Laboratories Ltd
Piodin 5% OintmentGlaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Unidine 5% OintmentUnichem Laboratories Ltd

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