cadexomer iodine (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Iodosorb
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

gel

  • 0.9% iodine

ointment

  • 4.7%
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Cleaning Wet Ulcers and wounds

Spread in1/8-1/4 inch to dry sterile gauze; apply gauze on wound

No more than 50 g per application; no more than 150 g/week

Change 3 times/week or when color turns to yellow/gray

Antiseptic for Minor Cuts, Scrapes, Burns

Apply small amount to affected area qDay to q8hr

Safety & efficacy not established

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Transient slight/moderate pain

            Redness or swelling at application site

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Iodine sensitivity

            Hashimoto's thyroiditis, history of Graves disease or nontoxic goiter

            Pregnancy, lactation

            Dry wounds

            Breast feeding

            Cautions

            Limit use of a tube to one patient

            NMT 3 mth

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: do not use

            Lactation: do not nurse

            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

            Mechanism of Action

            Releases iodine that has broad spectrum germicidal function

            Hydrophilic cadexomer beads allows for slow release of iodine into the wound and absorption of fluid, bacteria, and other substances from the wound

            Pharmacokinetics

            Distribution: Thyroid (primarily)

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