Skin and mucous membrane antisepsis and surgical and hygienic hand disinfection
PVP-Iodine is note for its wide range of uses. Its major applications are in the fields of prophylaxes, i.e. skin and muceous membrane antisepsis or surgical and hygenic hand disinfection. In the field of treatment, PVP-Iodine is used as treatment of burns, decubitus and varicose ulcers, dermatomycosis, pyoderma and acne as well as vaginitis. PVP-Iodine can be incorporated in a wide variety of formulations. PVP 30/06 used primarily in ovules, vaginal tablets and powder sprays.
|Chemical name:||Polyvinylpyrrolidon iodine|
|Molecular formula:||Chemical structure of PVP-Iodine (n:m = 1:18)|
|Molecular weight:||K-value of PVP: 30|
|Description:||Brown free-flowing powder. Micronization causes color to change from pale brown to orange.|
|Regulatory Status:||Meets current USP, Ph. Eur., JP monographs.|
|Applications:||Prophylaxis of skin and mucous membrane antisepsis and surgical and hygienic hand disinfection. Treatment of burns, decubitus, varicose ulcers, dermatomycosis, pyoderma, acne and vaginitis.
PVP-iodine is used as disinfectant in topical formulations such as solutions, ointments, creams, ovula and others. It is applied in gargle solutions, surgical scrubs, in soaps and shampoos.