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Povidone-iodine

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Kyle Braund

Vetstream Ltd


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. JAAHA 31 (3), 250-253.
  • Osuna D et al(1992) Comparison of an antimicrobial adhesive drape and povidone-iodine preoperative skin preparation in dogs. Vet Surg 21 (6), 458-462.

Other sources of information

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