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Logo PODINE MOUTHWASH AND GARGLE

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not Scheduled.

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form)

PODINE MOUTHWASH AND GARGLE

COMPOSITION:
Each 100 mL contains 1 g
Povidone-lodine which is equivalent to 0,1 % available iodine.
Alcohol 96% 9% v/v
PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 16.4 Naso-, Bucco-Pharyngeal Antiseptics.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Povidone-lodine is an Iodophore which slowly liberates inorganic iodine in contact with the skin and mucous membranes. By virtue of the slow release of iodine, the Povidone-Iodine does not produce the stinging or irritation generally experienced after topical application of most elemental iodine preparations. Povidone-Iodine is
microbicidal against most bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and yeasts.

INDICATIONS:
Podine Mouthwash and Gargle may be used as a mouthwash. For the antisepsis of mucosal or gingival surfaces and as an adjunct in oral, surgical and dental practice. Symptomatic relief of minor throat infection.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Patients hypersensitive to iodine. Povidone-Iodine should not be used on patients with nontoxic, nodular colloid goitre.

WARNINGS:
1. Do not use in persons allergic to iodine.
2. Do not use during pregnancy and lactation.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
As a mouthwash:
Dilute 1 part with 2 parts of water, rinse mouth thoroughly and spit out, or use as directed by the physician or dentist.

For infections of mouth and throat:
Use full strength and rinse or gargle for 30 seconds, then spit out. Repeat hourly, or as directed by the physician or dentist.

For children under 3 years:
Dilute 1 part with 3 parts water and paint the mouth with the aid of a cotton bud.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Local irritation and sensitivity may occur following topical administration of povidone-iodine. Absorption of povidone-iodine may interfere with tests of thyroid function.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Should ingestion occur, systemic effects such as metabolic acidosis, electrolyte and water losses, hypernatraemia and renal impairment may occur.
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
Orange brown liquid.

PRESENTATION:
200 mL packs.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C. Keep tightly closed.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
L/16.4/152

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
Lennon Limited
7 Fairclough Road
PORT ELIZABETH 6001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
24/01/1990 M784

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