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POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM

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ESM-ESMATRIX

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1 OINTMENT

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About POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM belongs to the class of medications called 'antiseptic and disinfectant' primarily used to treat and prevent skin infections in minor burns, lacerations (deep cut in the skin), cuts, and abrasions (the first layer of skin is scraped off). It also helps to treat infections of the lining of the mouth and throat, such as gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and mouth ulcers. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is also used in infection control during insertion and care of urinary catheters, circumcision (removal of the foreskin from the human penis), suture removal and dressing changes. 

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM works by inhibiting the growth of infection-causing microbes. As a small molecule, iodine in POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM can easily penetrate microorganisms and oxidizes essential proteins, nucleotides, and fatty acids, leading to cell death. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is effective against bacteria (Gram-positive and Gram-negative, including antibiotic-resistant and antiseptic-resistant strains), fungi, viruses, and protozoa. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is used in degerming (physical removal of microbes) stasis ulcers (wound on the leg or ankle due to damaged veins), decubitus ulcers (bed sores), and the umbilical area. It is also used for degerming the intravenous devices in blood transfusions, hyperalimentation (artificial supply of nutrients), cutdowns, and central venous line.

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is available in the form of a solution, cream, ointment, external pad, swab, spray, surgical scrub, and eye drops. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is for external use only. Cover the open wounds with a dressing or bandage after applying POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM has common side effects as every medicine does. These include local swelling, itchiness, redness, small blisters, and irritation at the application site. These side effects gradually resolve during the treatment and do not require medical attention.

Brief your medical history to the doctor, if you are allergic to iodine or povidone. Let your doctor know if you have an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) or thyroid diseases, liver, and kidney problems. Please tell your doctor if you are undergoing any lithium therapy or treatment involving radioactive iodine. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM should not be used before or after radioiodine scintigraphy or radioiodine treatment of thyroid carcinoma. Using POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM during breastfeeding may increase the iodine levels in the breastmilk, which can cause hypothyroidism in breastfed infants. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM can cause excessive iodine absorption with its vaginal use, hence avoid douching (washing) with POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM and iodine-containing tampons during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive before using POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM since it can affect the unborn baby.

Uses of POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM

Cuts, Scrapes, Burns

Directions for Use

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is available in the form of a solution, cream, ointment, gargle, external pad, swab sticks, spray, surgical scrub, and eye drops. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is for external use only. Solution: Gently clean the affected area with cotton soaked in the solution of POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM. Allow the solution to dry and cover the wound with a sterile bandage.Cream/Ointment: Take the advised amount of cream/ointment with clean and dry hands on the skin's affected areas. Cover the open wounds with a sterile dressing or bandage after applying POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM. Wash your hands before and after using POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM. Gargle: Gargle or rinse the mouth with POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM gargle up to 30 seconds and spit after use. Do not swallow the gargle.Swab sticks/External pads: POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM antiseptic swabs and external pads are used to disinfect the skin before surgery and before bandaging minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Apply the swab with POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM on the affected area and cover with a bandage if necessary.Spray: Hold the spray container about 4-6 inches away from skin and spray. Allow it to dry and apply bandage/dressing, if necessary.Surgical scrub: Gently apply the POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM scrub on the affected area, develop lather and scrub thoroughly for 5 minutes. Rinse off using sterile gauze saturated with water.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM

Like every medicine, POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM has common side effects like local swelling, itchiness, redness, small blisters, and irritation at the application site. Most of these side effects of POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. If these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor. Prolonged use of POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM can cause side effects like a drop in blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the skin and mucosa, imbalance of electrolytes, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) and restlessness.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not use POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM, if you are allergic to povidone-iodine. Let your doctor know if have an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) or any other thyroid diseases, liver, and kidney problems since the usage of POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM can cause iodine absorption into the body. This iodine absorption may lead to a rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) and restlessness, imbalance of electrolytes, abnormal blood concentration (osmolarity), and abnormal kidney function (renal impairment). Please tell your doctor if you are undergoing any lithium therapy or treatment involving radioactive iodine. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM should not be used before or after radioiodine scintigraphy or radioiodine treatment of thyroid carcinoma. Using POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM during breastfeeding may increase the iodine levels in the breastmilk, which can cause hypothyroidism in breastfed infants. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM can cause excessive iodine absorption with its vaginal use, hence avoid douching (washing) with POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM and iodine-containing tampons during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive before using POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM since it can affect the unborn baby. 

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    No interaction found/established.

  • Pregnancy

    Using POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM during pregnancy may affect the unborn baby. Please consult your doctor before taking POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is not recommended during breastfeeding. When a breastfeeding mother uses POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM, it may increase the iodine levels in the breastmilk causing hypothyroidism in breastfed infants. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM can cause excessive iodine absorption with its vaginal use, hence avoid douching (washing) with POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM and iodine-containing tampons during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor before taking POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM if you are breastfeeding.

  • Driving

    POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is generally safe to use before driving. However, if you notice any side effects like dizziness or burning sensation at the affected areas, avoid driving and operating machinery until you feel better.

  • Liver

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM.

  • Kidney

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases before taking POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM, since it may lead to abnormal kidney function (renal impairment) and imbalance of electrolytes.

Other Information (POV0061)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Sep-21

Patients Concern

FAQs

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is an antiseptic and disinfectant that treats skin infections of wounds and cuts. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM works by inhibiting the growth of infection-causing microbes. As a small molecule, Iodine in POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM can easily penetrate microorganisms and oxidizes essential proteins, nucleotides, and fatty acids, leading to cell death.

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is for external use only. Do not swallow or put POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM in the eyes. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is available in the form of a solution, cream, ointment, gargle, external pad, swab sticks, spray, and surgical scrub. Each formulation has its directions of usage. Please read instructions leaflet of POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM carefully before using. Your doctor will decide on the dose and duration based on your condition.

A POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM should be used with proper caution and doctor consultation if you have any liver disease, kidney disease, goitre (abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland), thyroid nodules or other non-acute thyroid diseases. Please tell your doctor if you are undergoing any lithium therapy or treatment involving radioactive iodine.

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is not recommended for use if you are undergoing any lithium therapy or treatment involving radioactive iodine. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM should not be used before or after radioiodine scintigraphy or radioiodine treatment of thyroid carcinoma. In such conditions, please consult your doctor before using POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM.

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM may interfere with thyroid function tests due to iodine absorption. Please ask your doctor before starting POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM if you have any history of thyroid problems. A POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM can also show false-positive lab results, such as tests with toluidine or gum guaiac, to determine haemoglobin or glucose in the stool or the urine.

If you miss a dose of POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM, skip it and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Using POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM during pregnancy may affect the unborn baby. Please consult your doctor before taking POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is not recommended during breastfeeding. When a breastfeeding mother uses POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM, it may increase the iodine levels in the breastmilk causing hypothyroidism in breastfed infants. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM can cause excessive iodine absorption with its vaginal use, hence avoid douching (washing) with POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM and iodine-containing tampons during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor before taking POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM if you are breastfeeding.

Store POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM at room temperature. Do not freeze and protect from heat. Keep POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM away from sunlight and temperatures not exceeding 30°C.

Please consult your doctor if you are using any other topical medicines before starting POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM. However, products containing enzymatic component, alkali, mercury, silver, hydrogen peroxide, tannic acid, and taurolidine may interact with POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM and should not be used simultaneously.

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM is indicated for use in conjunctivitis and antisepsis before eye surgery and/or injected in the eye to support post-procedural infection control. POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM eye drops solution is strictly only for use to clean the eyes before surgery or eye injection. Clean the area around your eyes with a sterile cotton swab. Instil two to three drops of the solution onto your eye and leave for two minutes. Rinse thoroughly with a sterile saline solution until the characteristic colour of the POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM disappears.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM

Manufacturer/Marketer address

No 14, Kamban Street, Madipakkam, Chennai - 600091, Ullagaram Near Bus Stop & Church

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM

POVIMAX OINTMENT 15GM

MRP: 34.40

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