Dosing & Uses
Dosage Forms & Strengths
- 0.9% iodine
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
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Frequency Not Defined
Transient slight/moderate pain
Redness or swelling at application site
Hashimoto's thyroiditis, history of Graves disease or nontoxic goiter
Limit use of a tube to one patient
NMT 3 mth
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: do not use
Lactation: do not nurse
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
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
Distribution: Thyroid (primarily)