What is it?
Povidone Iodine is a germicide and antiseptic found in topical antiseptics used for skin and mucous membrane infections.
How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and, on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.
- Preoperative preparation for skin and hands (swabs, sticks, and wipes)
- First antiseptic kills germs promptly in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns (sprays, powders, and solutions)
- Treatment of vaginitis (douches)
- Eye drops for newborns
- Wound care for decubitus and stasis ulcers
- Pet care preparations
Other names for Povidone Iodine:
- 1-Ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone homopolymer compound with iodine
- 1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymer, compound with iodine
- 1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymers, iodine complex
- 2-Pyrrolidinone, 1-ethenyl-, homopolymer, compd. with iodine
- E-Z Prep
- Iodinated poly(vinylpyrrolidone)
- Iodine-polyvinylpyrrolidone complex
- Iodopoly(vinyl pyrrolidinone)
- Poly(1-(2-oxo-1-pyrrolidinyl)ethylene)iodine complex
- Poly(vinylpyrrolidinone) iodide
- Polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodine complex
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
- Other iodine containing topical products