Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Povidone-iodine

Contributor(s): Kyle Braund

Introduction

Name

  • Povidone-iodine.

Class of drug

  • Topical antiseptic.
  • Topical germicide.
  • Topical antifungal agent.

Description

Chemical name

  • 1-ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone homopolymer compound + iodine.
  • 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymers, iodine complex.

Physical properties

  • Solution.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • White-Weithers N & Medleau L (1995)Evaluation of topical therapies for the treatment of dermatophyte infected hairs from dogs and cats.JAAHA31(3), 250-253.
  • Osuna Det al(1992)Comparison of an antimicrobial adhesive drape and povidone-iodine preoperative skin preparation in dogs.Vert Surg21(6), 458-462.

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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