Indication for Povidone iodine

Population group: Suitable for both men and women, only infants (40 days - 1 year old) , children (1 year - 12 years old) , adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) , adults (18 years old or older)

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

1-150 mg

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

1 - 150 mg

Dosage regimen

From 1 To 150 mg once every day

Detailed description

The recommended usual maximum daily adult application for regular use on broken skin is 150 mg available iodine.

Children and elderly patients

There are no special dosage recommendations for either elderly patients or children. However, povidone iodine is not recommended for regular use in neonates and is contra-indicated in very low birth weight infants (below 1,500 g).

Active ingredient

Povidone iodine is an iodophore that has an established use as a broad-spectrum antiseptic, mainly for the treatment of contaminated wounds and for the preoperative preparation of the skin, mucous membranes and the ocular surface. The organic complex contains approximately 10% of active available iodine. Solutions of povidone iodine gradually release iodine to exert an antimicrobial effect against bacteria, fungi, viruses, and spores. Although povidone iodine is less potent than preparations containing free iodine, it is also less toxic.

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