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POVIDONE-IODINE 7.5% W/W SURGICAL SCRUB

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Povidone-iodine

®

7.5% w/w Surgical Scrub
(Iodinated Povidone)

Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub is an
antiseptic skin cleanser for use as a
pre-operative skin disinfection for the
surgical team and for disinfecting the site
of incision prior to surgery.
Contains 7.5% w/w povidone-iodine.
Also contains alkyl phenol ether sulphate
(ammonium salt), macrogol 400,
cocoamide diethanolamide, glycerol,
povidone, citric acid, anhydrous disodium
hydrogen phosphate, purified water.
Read leaflet before use.
Cutaneous solution.
For external use only.
Keep out of the reach and sight
of children. Do not store above 25°C.

500ml
MA Holder:
Ecolab Ltd.
Lotherton Way, Garforth
Leeds LS25 2JY England
Tel: +44 (0)113 232 0066

P
PL04509/0031
16NOV13/GB

Package leaflet:
Information for the patient
Povidone-iodine Surgical
Scrub 7.5% w/w Iodinated
povidone
Read all of this leaflet
carefully before you start
using this medicine because
it contains important
information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly
as described in this leaflet or as
your doctor or nurse has told you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need
to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need
more information or advice.
- If you get any side effects, talk to
your doctor or nurse. This
includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.

What is in this leaflet
1. What it is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know
before use
3. How to use
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store
6. Contents of the pack and other
information

1. What it is and what it is
used for
This product, referred to as
Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub in
this label-leaflet, contains

Batch No, Expiry and Manufacture date to be overprinted on the label

iodinated povidone as the active
substance. It is an antiseptic skin
cleanser for use as a pre-operative
skin disinfection for the surgical
team and for disinfecting the site of
incision prior to surgery.
Solutions of iodinated povidone
gradually release iodine to kill or
stop the growth of bacteria, fungi,
viruses, protozoa, cysts and
spores.

2. What you need to know
before you use
Do not use:
• On newborn children.
• During pregnancy and
breastfeeding.
• If you are sensitive to iodine or
any of the other ingredients of
this medicine (listed in section 6).
• For regular or prolonged periods
if you have thyroid problems or if
you are taking lithium
(an anti-depressant).
• For external use only.
Do not swallow.

Warnings and precautions:
Talk to your doctor or nurse before
using Povidone-iodine Surgical
Scrub if:
• You are using on large wounds
or severe burns as it could
produce adverse effects such as
changes in blood chemistry and
problems with the kidneys.
• You are prone to, or have ever
been treated in the past for
hyperthyroidism.

Other medicines and
Povidone-iodine Surgical
Scrub
• Talk to your doctor or nurse
before using Povidone-iodine
Surgical Scrub if you are
taking any other medicines,
specifically:
- Wound treatments.
- Other skin disinfectants.
- Certain antiseptics, as dark
discolouration can occur at the
areas treated.
- Lithium (see ‘Do not use’).
• False positive results may occur
in certain stool or urine tests.
• The results of certain thyroid
tests may be affected.

Pregnancy and
breast-feeding
Do not use Povidone-iodine
Surgical Scrub if you are pregnant
or breast-feeding.

3. How to use
PRE-OPERATIVE
SURGICAL SCRUB
Wet hands and forearms, apply
approximately 3.5ml of
Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub
and rub it in thoroughly on these
areas for a minimum of two
minutes. A brush may be used to
scrub the fingernails. Add water to
develop a lather before rinsing
thoroughly under running water.

PRE-OPERATIVE SKIN
PREPARATION
The site of incision should be
washed with Povidone-iodine
Surgical Scrub two or three times
prior to the operation and then
immediately before surgery. Wet
the area to be cleaned and apply
sufficient Povidone-iodine Surgical
Scrub to make cleansing easy.
Wash the area for two minutes with
sterile gauze wetted with water.
Develop a lather and rinse
thoroughly.
ONLY WATER should be used to
dilute Povidone-iodine Surgical
Scrub.
There are no special
recommendations for the amounts
used on children or elderly
patients.

Reporting of side effects

Action to be taken if
swallowed:

Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub
contains 7.5% w/w of the active
substance iodinated povidone
equivalent to 8.25 mg/ml iodine.
The other ingredients are alkyl phenol
ether sulphate (ammonium salt),
macrogol 400, cocoaminde
diethanolamide, glycerol, povidone,
citric acid, anhydrous disodium
hydrogen phosphate and
purified water.
Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub is a
dark reddish brown liquid, supplied in
a 500 ml HDPE bottle sealed with a
plastic screw cap.
MA Holder and EEA site of batch
release: Ecolab Ltd, Lotherton Way,
Garforth, Leeds, LS25 2JY, UK.
Text revised November 2013.

If Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub
is accidentally swallowed go to the
accident and emergency
department of your nearest
hospital.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine
can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
• Skin reactions may occur but
these are very rare affecting
fewer than 1 in 10,000 people.
• The absorption of iodine through
intact or damaged skin may
interfere with thyroid function tests.

If you get any side effects, talk to
your doctor or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in
this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme, Website:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By
reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

5. How to store
Keep out of the sight and reach of
children. Do not store above 25ºC.
Do not use after the expiry date on
the front label. Ask your pharmacist
how to throw away medicines you
no longer use. These measures will
help protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack
and other information

The following information is
intended for medical or
healthcare professionals only.

Incompatibilities
Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub
may interact with protein and other
organic substances.
The treatment area should be
irrigated to remove as much blood
as possible before using
Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub. It
should not be used with reducing
agents, alkaloid salts, tannic acid,
salicylic acid, silver, mercury and
bismuth salts, taurolidine and
hydrogen peroxide. Absorption of
iodine from povidone-iodine
through either healthy or damaged
skin may interfere with thyroid
function tests. Povidone-iodine
Surgical Scrub may also interfere
with tests for haemoglobin or
glucose in stool or urine samples.

Treatment of overdose
The stomach should be washed
out with dilute starch and
protein-containing foods or a 1%
solution of sodium thiosulphate.
Dialysis should be carried out to
reduce serum iodine levels and
thyroid function should be
monitored. Other possible
symptoms such as metabolic
acidosis or renal dysfunction
should be treated as appropriate.

Povidone-iodine

®

7.5% w/w Surgical Scrub
(Iodinated Povidone)

Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub is an
antiseptic skin cleanser for use as a
pre-operative skin disinfection for the
surgical team and for disinfecting the site
of incision prior to surgery.
Contains 7.5% w/w povidone-iodine.
Also contains alkyl phenol ether sulphate
(ammonium salt), macrogol 400,
cocoamide diethanolamide, glycerol,
povidone, citric acid, anhydrous disodium
hydrogen phosphate, purified water.
Read leaflet before use.
Cutaneous solution.
For external use only.
Keep out of the reach and sight
of children. Do not store above 25°C.

500ml
MA Holder:
Ecolab Ltd.
Lotherton Way, Garforth
Leeds LS25 2JY England
Tel: +44 (0)113 232 0066

P
PL04509/0031
16NOV13/GB

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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