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Iodine Povacrylex / Isopropyl Alcohol Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 0.7%-74%

Usual Adult Dose for Skin Disinfection, Preoperative

Usual dose: 1 application applied topically to the affected area once

Comments:
-The solution should be allowed to thoroughly dry before applying surgical dressings. Avoid getting solution into hairy areas (wet hair is flammable). Hair may take up to 1 hour to dry.
-Excessive/pooled solution should be removed and the area should be allowed to dry completely.
-At the end of the prep, any remaining solution should be discarded.
-On completion of surgical procedure, removal of incise drape will remove film. Dressings should be applied following standard practices.

Uses:
-Preparation of the skin prior to surgery
-Reduce bacteria that could potentially cause skin infection

Usual Adult Dose for Topical Disinfection

Usual dose: 1 application applied topically to the affected area once

Comments:
-The solution should be allowed to thoroughly dry before applying surgical dressings. Avoid getting solution into hairy areas (wet hair is flammable). Hair may take up to 1 hour to dry.
-Excessive/pooled solution should be removed and the area should be allowed to dry completely.
-At the end of the prep, any remaining solution should be discarded.
-On completion of surgical procedure, removal of incise drape will remove film. Dressings should be applied following standard practices.

Uses:
-Preparation of the skin prior to surgery
-Reduce bacteria that could potentially cause skin infection

Usual Pediatric Dose for Skin Disinfection, Preoperative

2 months and older:
-Usual dose: 1 application applied topically to the affected area once

Comments:
-The solution should be allowed to thoroughly dry before applying surgical dressings. Avoid getting solution into hairy areas (wet hair is flammable). Hair may take up to 1 hour to dry.
-Excessive/pooled solution should be removed and the area should be allowed to dry completely.
-At the end of the prep, any remaining solution should be discarded.
-On completion of surgical procedure, removal of incise drape will remove film. Dressings should be applied following standard practices.

Uses:
-Preparation of the skin prior to surgery
-Reduce bacteria that could potentially cause skin infection

Usual Pediatric Dose for Topical Disinfection

2 months and older:
-Usual dose: 1 application applied topically to the affected area once

Comments:
-The solution should be allowed to thoroughly dry before applying surgical dressings. Avoid getting solution into hairy areas (wet hair is flammable). Hair may take up to 1 hour to dry.
-Excessive/pooled solution should be removed and the area should be allowed to dry completely.
-At the end of the prep, any remaining solution should be discarded.
-On completion of surgical procedure, removal of incise drape will remove film. Dressings should be applied following standard practices.

Uses:
-Preparation of the skin prior to surgery
-Reduce bacteria that could potentially cause skin infection

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 2 months.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-The solution should be applied, without scrubbing, to clean, dry, intact, residue-free skin.
-The surgical area should be painted with a single, uniform layer and allowed to completely dry. The sponge applicator should be used to absorb excess solution; any solution that gets outside of the surgical area should be removed with gauze.
-If needed, prep towels should be tucked under both sides of the neck to absorb excess solution; towels should be removed before draping.
-To reduce the risk of fire, begin draping and/or using cautery only after solution is completely dry and all solution-stained materials are removed. If incise drapes are used, they should be apply directly to dry prep.

Storage requirements:
-Excessive heat (e.g., above 40C) should be avoided.

Reconstitution/preparation techniques:
-The applicator should be grasped around the labeled portion, with a thumb on the lever of the applicator AND the sponge facing parallel to the floor.
-The lever should be snapped, and all of the solution should be allowed to flow into the sponge.

General:
-This solution is not water soluble; the solution may stain equipment.
-Use is intended for the head, neck, and small prep areas.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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