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Package leaflet: iodinated povidone as the active Other medicines and PRE-OPERATIVE SKIN Reporting of side effects

The following information is
Information for the patient substance. It is an antiseptic skin Povidone-iodine Surgical PREPARATION If you get any side effects, talk to intended for medical or
cleanser for use as a pre-operative The site of incision should be healthcare professionals only.

Povidone-iodine Povidone-iodine
Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub your doctor or nurse. This includes
® skin disinfection for the surgical washed with Povidone-iodine any possible side effects not listed in ®
Scrub 7.5% w/w Iodinated team and for disinfecting the site of • Talk to your doctor or nurse
Surgical Scrub two or three times this leaflet. You can also report side Incompatibilities
povidone incision prior to surgery. before using Povidone-iodine
effects directly via the Yellow Card
7.5% w/w Surgical Scrub Read all of this leaflet Solutions of iodinated povidone
Surgical Scrub if you are prior to the operation and then
immediately before surgery. Wet Scheme, Website: Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub 7.5% w/w Surgical Scrub
(Iodinated Povidone) taking any other medicines, www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By may interact with protein and other (Iodinated Povidone)
carefully before you start gradually release iodine to kill or specifically: the area to be cleaned and apply organic substances.
using this medicine because stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, sufficient Povidone-iodine Surgical reporting side effects you can help
Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub is an viruses, protozoa, cysts and - Wound treatments. Scrub to make cleansing easy. provide more information on the The treatment area should be Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub is an
it contains important - Other skin disinfectants. safety of this medicine. irrigated to remove as much blood
antiseptic skin cleanser for use as a spores. Wash the area for two minutes with antiseptic skin cleanser for use as a
information for you. as possible before using
pre-operative skin disinfection for the 2. What you need to know - Certain antiseptics, as dark sterile gauze wetted with water. 5. How to store pre-operative skin disinfection for the
surgical team and for disinfecting the site Always use this medicine exactly discolouration can occur at the Develop a lather and rinse Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub. It surgical team and for disinfecting the site
before you use Keep out of the sight and reach of
of incision prior to surgery. as described in this leaflet or as areas treated. thoroughly. should not be used with reducing of incision prior to surgery.
children. Do not store above 25ºC.
your doctor or nurse has told you. Do not use: - Lithium (see ‘Do not use’). ONLY WATER should be used to Do not use after the expiry date on
agents, alkaloid salts, tannic acid,
Contains 7.5% w/w povidone-iodine. salicylic acid, silver, mercury and Contains 7.5% w/w povidone-iodine.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need • On newborn children. dilute Povidone-iodine Surgical the front label. Ask your pharmacist
Also contains alkyl phenol ether sulphate • False positive results may occur bismuth salts, taurolidine and Also contains alkyl phenol ether sulphate
to read it again. • During pregnancy and Scrub. how to throw away medicines you
(ammonium salt), macrogol 400, in certain stool or urine tests. hydrogen peroxide. Absorption of (ammonium salt), macrogol 400,
cocoamide diethanolamide, glycerol, - Ask your pharmacist if you need breastfeeding. There are no special no longer use. These measures will cocoamide diethanolamide, glycerol,
• The results of certain thyroid help protect the environment. iodine from povidone-iodine
povidone, citric acid, anhydrous disodium more information or advice. • If you are sensitive to iodine or recommendations for the amounts povidone, citric acid, anhydrous disodium
tests may be affected. through either healthy or damaged
hydrogen phosphate, purified water. - If you get any side effects, talk to any of the other ingredients of used on children or elderly 6. Contents of the pack skin may interfere with thyroid hydrogen phosphate, purified water.
your doctor or nurse. This this medicine (listed in section 6). Pregnancy and
Read leaflet before use. patients. and other information function tests. Povidone-iodine Read leaflet before use.
includes any possible side • For regular or prolonged periods breast-feeding
Cutaneous solution. Action to be taken if Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub Surgical Scrub may also interfere Cutaneous solution.
For external use only. effects not listed in this leaflet. if you have thyroid problems or if Do not use Povidone-iodine contains 7.5% w/w of the active with tests for haemoglobin or For external use only.
See section 4. Surgical Scrub if you are pregnant swallowed:
Keep out of the reach and sight you are taking lithium substance iodinated povidone glucose in stool or urine samples. Keep out of the reach and sight
(an anti-depressant). or breast-feeding. If Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub
of children. Do not store above 25°C. What is in this leaflet is accidentally swallowed go to the
equivalent to 8.25 mg/ml iodine.
Treatment of overdose
of children. Do not store above 25°C.
1. What it is and what it is used for • For external use only. 3. How to use accident and emergency
The other ingredients are alkyl phenol
Do not swallow. ether sulphate (ammonium salt), The stomach should be washed
2. What you need to know PRE-OPERATIVE department of your nearest macrogol 400, cocoaminde out with dilute starch and
before use Warnings and precautions: SURGICAL SCRUB hospital. diethanolamide, glycerol, povidone, protein-containing foods or a 1%
3. How to use Talk to your doctor or nurse before Wet hands and forearms, apply 4. Possible side effects citric acid, anhydrous disodium solution of sodium thiosulphate.
using Povidone-iodine Surgical approximately 3.5ml of
500ml 4. Possible side effects
Scrub if: Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub Like all medicines, this medicine hydrogen phosphate and Dialysis should be carried out to 500ml
MA Holder: 5. How to store can cause side effects, although purified water. reduce serum iodine levels and MA Holder:
• You are using on large wounds and rub it in thoroughly on these Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub is a thyroid function should be
Ecolab Ltd. 6. Contents of the pack and other not everybody gets them. Ecolab Ltd.
Lotherton Way, Garforth or severe burns as it could areas for a minimum of two dark reddish brown liquid, supplied in monitored. Other possible Lotherton Way, Garforth
information minutes. A brush may be used to • Skin reactions may occur but
Leeds LS25 2JY England produce adverse effects such as a 500 ml HDPE bottle sealed with a symptoms such as metabolic Leeds LS25 2JY England
1. What it is and what it is changes in blood chemistry and scrub the fingernails. Add water to these are very rare affecting
Tel: +44 (0)113 232 0066 plastic screw cap. acidosis or renal dysfunction Tel: +44 (0)113 232 0066
develop a lather before rinsing fewer than 1 in 10,000 people.
used for problems with the kidneys. MA Holder and EEA site of batch should be treated as appropriate.
P thoroughly under running water. • The absorption of iodine through P
This product, referred to as • You are prone to, or have ever release: Ecolab Ltd, Lotherton Way,
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Povidone-iodine Surgical Scrub in Garforth, Leeds, LS25 2JY, UK.
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hyperthyroidism. interfere with thyroid function tests. 16NOV13/GB
this label-leaflet, contains Text revised November 2013.

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