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Logo PODINE®OINTMENT

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

PODINE®OINTMENT

COMPOSITION:
Each 25 g contains 2,5 g
Povidone-iodine which is equivalent to 1% of available iodine, in a water miscible base.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 14.1 Wound Disinfectants.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Povidone-iodine is an iodophore which slowly liberates inorganic iodine in contact with the skin and mucous membranes. Iodine is microbicidal against most bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and yeasts.

INDICATIONS:
Povidone-iodine ointment is used as a general antiseptic in the treatment of skin infections, wounds, cuts, abrasions, burns, if not extensive, bedsores, mouth ulcers and post-operative wounds.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Podine is contra-indicated in patients hypersensitive to iodine.
Not to be used during pregnancy or by lactating females.

WARNINGS:
Application of povidone-iodine to large areas of broken skin should be avoided as excessive absorption may occur.
Absorption of iodine from povidone-iodine may interfere with tests of thyroid function.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Apply to affected areas twice daily or as directed. An occlusive dressing may be used if necessary.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Hypersensitivity reactions may occur such as irritation and rarely fever and skin eruptions in which case use should be discontinued immediately. Iodine may be absorbed especially from extensive raw surfaces.
The application of povidone-iodine to severe burns or to large areas otherwise denuded of skin may produce the systemic adverse effects associated with iodine.
NOTE: Stains on synthetic fabrics may be removed by washing and rinsing in dilute ammonia.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Hypernatraemia, metabolic acidosis and renal impairment may occur, if applied to large areas of denuded skin. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
A smooth, amber coloured ointment with a characteristic iodine odour.

PRESENTATION:
25 g Tubes, and 500 g Jars.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in a temperature not exceeding 25°C.
Keep tightly closed.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
L/14.1/80

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

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
25/5/1981

        G484B
KOHLER C&P P.E

Updated on this site: February 2004
Source: Community Pharmacy

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