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.

Uses:
  • 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:
  • Polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodoine
  • Betadine
  • 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
  • Disphex
  • E-Z Prep
  • Iodinated poly(vinylpyrrolidone)
  • Iodine-poly(vinylpyrrolidinone)
  • Iodine-polyvinylpyrrolidone complex
  • Iodopoly(vinyl pyrrolidinone)
  • Isobetadyne
  • Isodine
  • PVP-I
  • PVP-Iodine
  • Poly(1-(2-oxo-1-pyrrolidinyl)ethylene)iodine complex
  • Poly(vinylpyrrolidinone) iodide
  • Polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodine complex
  • Povadyne
  • Povidone-iodine
  • Proviodine
  • Pvp-1
  • Traumasept
  • Ultradine
  • Videne

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Other iodine containing topical products

How safe is it?

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