Cipladine (Povidone Iodine)
What is Cipladine (Povidone Iodine) used for?
Cipladine (Povidone Iodine) is a topical antibiotic used to treat or prevent infections in minor cuts, wounds, or ulcers on the skin. The cream operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to destroy the infection. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Cipladine (Povidone Iodine)?
Always use Cipladine (Povidone Iodine) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is two daily applications, but your particular directions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The affected area should first be rinsed with water to remove any loose skin or dirt. Apply a thin layer of medication, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Cipladine (Povidone Iodine)?
Side effects that may occur while using Cipladine (Povidone Iodine) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not apply Cipladine (Povidone Iodine) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using the medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to iodine, taking lithium, if the patient being treated is under the age of two, or if you have a thyroid disorder. It is also important to disclose if you have decreased kidney function as this condition may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cipladine (Povidone Iodine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.