Dosing & Uses
Dosing Form & Strengths
Apply to clean wound PRN
Apply solution to wet hands and scrub for 5 min
Safety & efficacy in children not established
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Frequency Not Defined
Hypothyroidism in neonates (<28 days old) after use by mother prior to delivery; use with caution in pregnancy, lactation & children
Severe pain on application
Toxicity may occur if applied in large quantities or prolonged periods of time
Use caution in patients with burns
Use caution in renal impairment or thyroid disorders
Use with caution in children
Not for application to deep puncture wounds or serious burns
Discontinue if swelling, redness, pain or irritation develop
Do not use for longer than 1 week
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: B
Lactation: Use caution; enters breast
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.
Mechanism of Action
Wide spectrum microbicidal; oxidizes cell constituents; iodinates proteins and inactivates them
Absorption: Systemic absorptoin as iodine