Providine-AM Ointment (Povidone Iodine/Metronidazole)
What is Providine-AM Ointment (Povidone Iodine/Metronidazole) used for?
Providine-AM Ointment (Povidone Iodine/Metronidazole) is a topical antiseptic and antibiotic used to treat infected wounds and prevent bacterial infections. It operates by destroying and preventing the reproduction of bacteria cells on the skin allowing the immune system to eliminate any infections that may occur. The medication is commonly applied after minor wounds or abrasions. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Providine-AM Ointment (Povidone Iodine/Metronidazole)?
Providine-AM Ointment (Povidone Iodine/Metronidazole) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The cream is normally applied soon after a minor wound to sanitize the area, but your individual instructions will depend on the condition being treated your current health, 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 medicine to the area, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess ointment to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about applying the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Providine-AM Ointment (Povidone Iodine/Metronidazole)?
The use of Providine-AM (Povidone Iodine/Metronidazole) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are difficulty concentrating, numbness or tingling sensations, painful urination, sores appearing in the mouth, slurred speech, loss of coordination, flu symptoms, or severe skin reactions. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Do not apply Providine-AM Ointment (Povidone Iodine/Metronidazole) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, young children, allergic to iodine, who are taking lithium, or who have a thyroid disorder. Also inform your doctor if you have reduced kidney function as this condition may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Providine-AM Ointment (Povidone Iodine/Metronidazole) 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.
Providine-AM Ointment (Povidone Iodine/Metronidazole) 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.