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Dermadine Ointment

R 53.00

DERMADINE ANTISEPTIC OINTMENT, Povidone-iodine is a multivalent broad spectrum local disinfectant with bactericidal and fungicidal properties. The effect on vegetative cells of various bacteria and fungi is due to the liberation of free iodine from the complex. Several vi ruses, protozoa, yeasts, cysts and spores are also susceptible.

INDICATIONS:

DERMADINE ANTISEPTIC OINTMENT is used as a general antiseptic in the treatment of skin infections, wounds, cuts, abrasions, burns (if not extensive), bedsores, postoperative wounds.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

The affected area should be cleaned and dried. Apply to affected areas twice daily or as directed. An occlusive dressing may be used if necessary.

COMPOSITION:

Each 25 g contains 2.5 g povidone-iodine, which is equivalent

to 1 % available iodine, in a water miscible base.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:

DERMADINE ANTISEPTIC OINTMENT is contra-indicated

in patients:

• With hypersensitivity to povidone-iodine.

• With non-toxic nodular colloid goiter.

• Who are pregnant or breast feeding.

Application to large areas of broken skin (e.g., severe and extensive burns) should be avoided as excessive absorption of iodine may occur.

WARNINGS:

Not to be used by persons allergic to iodine.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION:

The use of DERMADINE ANTISEPTIC OINTMENT is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation (see “CONTRAINDICATIONS”).

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:

Side-effects:

Immune system disorders:

The following side-effects have been reported and frequencies are unknown:

Hypersensitivity and local irritation may occur. However, if irritation, swelling or redness occur, discontinue treatment and consult your physician.

Endocrine system disorders:

The following side-effects have been reported and frequencies are unknown:

Hypothyroidism may occur after topical application to neonates. Absorption of

povidone-iodine may interfere with thyroid function tests.

NOTE: Stains on synthetic fabrics may be removed by washing and rinsing in dilute ammonia.

Special Precautions:

Regular or prolonged use of DERMADINE ANTISEPTIC OINTMENT should be avoided in patients with thyroid disorders or those receiving lithium therapy. 

IDENTIFICATION:

A smooth, amber coloured ointment with a characteristic

iodine odour.

 

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Store below 25°C.

Keep tightly closed.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

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