povidone iodine (OTC)

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Brand and Other Names:Betadine

Dosing & Uses

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Topical Antisepsis

Apply to clean wound PRN

Topical Antisepsis

Apply to clean wound PRN

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Hypothyroidism in neonates (<28 do) after use by mother prior to delivery; use with caution in pregnancy, lactation & children

            Severe pain on application

            Irritation

            Pruritic

            Erythema

            Edematous erythema

            Acneform eruption

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: B

            Lactation: use caution

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

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            Mechanism of Action

            Microbicidal; oxidizes cell constituents; iodinates proteins and inactivates them

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