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Wokadine 2% Liquid

Manufactured byWockhardt Ltd.
Description

Wokadine 2% Liquid is a topical antiseptic-germicidal 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. This medicine is meant for external use only.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Wokadine 2% Liquid

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness of skin
  • Acneiform eruptions (Severe acne)
  • Thyroid imbalances

Uses of Wokadine 2% Liquid

What is it prescribed for?

  • Minor wounds
  • Skin disinfectant
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine starts immediately after application on the skin.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the 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.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to povidone-iodine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Severe skin allergy

This medicine should be discontinued if you experience a skin rash, hives, or severe itching. Report any such symptoms to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

External use only

This medicine should be used for a short duration; prolonged usage significantly increases the risk of side effects. Do not use this medicine for durations longer than that recommended by your doctor.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a kidney disease or an impairment of the normal kidney function.

Missed Dose

This medicine is generally used as needed. If you are on a scheduled dosing regimen of this medicine use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Contact a doctor if you have used too much of this medicine or have accidentally swallowed the medicine. Symptoms of overdose may include a metallic taste in the mouth, increased salivation, burning or pain sensation in the mouth or throat, diarrhea, etc. Immediate medical intervention may be needed if the overdose is severe.
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

Lithium

Disease interactions

Thyroid disorders

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from active thyroid hormone disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of thyroid function or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine by following all the instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Apply the medication after cleaning and drying the affected area. The pooling of medicated liquid beneath bandage should be avoided as it may cause skin irritation.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by showing its broad-spectrum germicidal activity against a wide range of microorganisms present on the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antiseptic and germicides

Schedule

OTC

Povidone-iodine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 19 February 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06812

Povidone iodine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 19 February 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Povidone-iodine

[Internet]. James-alexander.com. 2020 [cited 19 February 2020]. Available from:

http://www.james-alexander.com/pdf/backup%20files/povidone-iodine-topical-solution.pdf

[Internet]. Betadine.co.za. 2020 [cited 23 April 2020]. Available from:

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Information on this page was last updated on 23 Apr 2020

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