Cipladine Ointment (Povidone Iodine)
What is Cipladine Ointment (Povidone Iodine) used for?
Cipladine Ointment (Povidone Iodine) is a topical antibiotic used to treat and prevent bacterial infections of the skin. The medicine prevents the reproduction of bacteria cells so that the immune system may control or destroy the infection. It is commonly used to treat infected skin ulcers, minor wounds, or to prevent infection in minor injuries such as cuts or abrasions. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Cipladine Ointment (Povidone Iodine)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging while using Cipladine Ointment (Povidone Iodine) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One or two daily administrations to the affected area are normally recommended for one or two weeks. The correct regimen will be determined by your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse and dry the area being treated before each use to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of cream to the area, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess cream to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each use to prevent the medicine from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Cipladine Ointment (Povidone Iodine)?
The use of Cipladine Ointment (Povidone Iodine) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience serious side effects including severe pain, intense burning sensations, metabolic acidosis, hypernatraemia, reduced kidney function, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of application or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Cipladine Ointment (Povidone Iodine) should only be applied minor injuries and should not be administered to severe wounds or skin that is severely damaged. This medication should not be used by patients who are under two years old, taking lithium, pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to iodine, or who have thyroid disorders. Also disclose if you have reduced kidney function as this may lead to unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Cipladine Ointment (Povidone Iodine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Cipladine Ointment (Povidone Iodine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.