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Povidone iodine is an ointment which is a mixture of polyvinylpyrolidone and iodine polymers. Iodine produced from this mixture will kill bacteria quickly so that it can deal with bacterial infected areas properly. Meanwhile, the polymer can act as a medium that distributes iodine for a long period of time.
The function of povidone iodine is that it can treat minor injuries, burns, red bumps, infections, and kill bacteria in adults, adolescents, children to toddlers. This drug is included in over-the-counter medicines, so you can get this medicine at a pharmacy without having to include a prescription from a doctor.
To get the maximum benefits of povidone iodine, use this medicine in accordance with the procedures for use. The following are the rules for using povidone iodine, including:
To use this medicine, you not only learn how to use it, but you also have to learn how to store it too. Here are some ways you can practice when you want to store povidone iodine, including:
In the meantime, if you no longer use povidone iodine, or if the drug has expired, you should immediately dispose of it. But, don't forget to dispose of it in an appropriate and safe way, especially for environmental health.
The procedure for removing povidone iodine is not to mix this drug with other household waste. Do not dispose of this drug in drains such as toilets.
If you wish to dispose of this medicine safely, ask the pharmacist and officials from your local waste disposal agency in advance about how to dispose of the medication according to the rules.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment.
This drug should be used 1-2 times each day on the wound area that has been cleaned.
Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years). If you want to use this medicine for children, tell your doctor first and ask about the potential risks and benefits of using povidone iodine. Povidone iodine is a drug that is not intended for children.
This drug is available as an ordinary ointment and eye ointment.
As with the use of other drugs, using povidone iodine can also cause side effects. However, many people do not experience it at all, or feel fairly mild side effects.
Here are the side effects that might occur if you use Povidone iodine, including:
This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Not everyone experiences the side effects mentioned above. There may be some side effects not mentioned above. If you have concerns about certain side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Before you decide to use povidone iodine, there are a number of things you should know and learn about, including:
There is no adequate research on the risks of using this drug in pregnant or nursing women. Always consult your doctor to consider the potential benefits and risks before using this medicine. This drug is included in the risk of pregnancy category D according to the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) or equivalent to the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) in Indonesia. The following are references to pregnancy risk categories according to the FDA:
Meanwhile, studies in women show that this drug only poses a relatively mild risk for babies when used during breastfeeding. Even so, you still have to question your doctor about the potential risks and benefits of using this drug if you want to use this drug while breastfeeding. Only use this medicine when you really use it.
If you use povidone iodine with other drugs at the same time, a possible interaction can occur. Drug interactions can change the performance of your medication or increase the risk of serious side effects. However, not all possible drug interactions are listed in this article.
Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription / nonprescription medicines and herbal products) and consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not start, stop or change the dose of any drug without the doctor's approval.
Although some drugs may not be taken together at all, in other cases some drugs can also be used together although interactions may occur. In cases like this, the doctor may change the dose, or do other prevention things that are needed.
Let your doctor know if you are taking other medicines both over the counter and from a prescription.
Certain medicines should not be used when eating or when eating certain foods because drug interactions can occur. Consuming alcohol or tobacco with certain drugs can also cause interactions to occur. Discuss your use of drugs with food, alcohol, or tobacco with your health care provider.
Other health problems in your body can affect the use of this drug. The interaction between povidone iodine and certain health conditions in your body can cause the risk of drug use to increase or your health condition to worsen.
Therefore, tell your doctor about any health conditions. Thus, your doctor can help you determine whether using this medicine is good for your condition.
In cases of emergency or overdose, contact the local emergency services provider (112) or immediately to the nearest hospital emergency department.
If you forget one dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. But when it is nearing the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the usual dosage schedule. Do not double the dose.
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