Povidone iodine : Indication, Dosage

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In this blog, we learn about Povidone iodine medicine which available in market with brand names like betadine, cipladine, troydine, etc. 

povidone iodine uses
povidone iodine

Cipladine is useful to apply externally in part of abrasion, cut, wound, burns, etc. It is useful in all kind of dressing. It available in ointment and powder form.

Povidone iodine came into commercial use in 1955. It is the most essential medicine as per World Health Organization. Its on the counter (otc) product, for that doctor’s prescription is not required.

We learn this topic in below format

INDICATION OF POVIDONE IODINE

  1. Injury
    Abrasion, cut,  wound. In any kind of dressing, we can use it.
  2. Burns
    Also useful in burns.
  3. Boil
    When we got bacterial infection, this content helps to relieve faster.
  4. Surgical use
    The scrub of povidone iodine is useful for surgeon or other doctor to disinfect hands before surgery or procedure.
  5. Presurgery & postsurgery
    Povidone iodine solution is useful for pre-surgery in patient to clean the approached part. As well in post-surgery in part of stitches.
  6. Urine catheter
    Before catheterization, betadine solution apply to avoid any kind of infection during procedure.
  7. Stomatitis, gingivitis
    In mouth infection like as mention, betadine gurgle is given for speedily recovery.
  8. Ulcer
    Ulcer in diabetes or other wound, betadine medicine works well.

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DOSAGE OF POVIDONE IODINE

Apply Cipladine or betadine ointment once or twice in cut or wound. Generally, dressing changed after 24 hours.

In mouth infection, betadine gurgle given to use for two times in a day.

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SIDE-EFFECT

  1. Local irritation
  2. Hypersensitivity reaction
  3. Thyroid disturbance
    Povidone iodine contents iodine. So, when wound is larger and we apply this iodine ointment for longer duration. This will increase iodine content in our body. Iodine is responsible for making thyroid hormone. So, increasing thyroid hormone causes thyroid disturbance.
  1. Prolonged use over larger area, may cause high sodium level, metabolic acidosis, renal impairment.

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SPECIAL PRECAUTION

Use with care in patient suffer from hyperthyroidism.

So, if person is suffering from hyperthyroidism and wound is larger than it may cause thyroid disturbance. So, follow advise of your doctor, if wound is larger and need to use betadine for longer duration.

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BRAND NAMES OF POVIDONE IODINE

  • Cipladine
  • Betadine
  • Troydine

This medicine is available with different forms as mention below

  • Ointment 
  • Powder
  • Gurgle
  • Solution

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