MINIMS POVIDONE IODINE Eye drops, solution Ref.[7984] Active ingredients: Povidone iodine

Source: Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)  Revision Year: 2019  Publisher: Bausch & Lomb U.K. Ltd, 106 London Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 6TN

Product name and form

Minims Povidone Iodine 5% w/v eye drops, solution.

Pharmaceutical Form

Eye drops, solution.

Deep brown-red coloured solution.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Each single dose container provides 20 mg of Iodinated Povidone in 0.4 ml of solution. One milliliter of solution contains 50 mg Iodinated Povidone.

Excipient with known effect: Disodium phosphate anhydrous 0.75 mg/ml (0.03 mg in each drop) (see section 4.8).

For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

Active Ingredient Description
Povidone iodine

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.

List of Excipients

Nonoxinol 9
Disodium phosphate anhydrous
Citric acid monohydrate
Sodium chloride
Sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment)
Purified water

Pack sizes and marketing

A sealed polypropylene single-dose container fitted with a twist and pull off cap marked with “PVI 5.0”.

Each single-dose container provides 0.4 ml of solution and is overwrapped in a polyethylene sachet. Pack size: 20 × 0.4 ml single dose containers in a carton.

Marketing authorization holder

Bausch & Lomb U.K. Ltd, 106 London Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 6TN

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 03468/0020


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