PVP-iodine Complex was introduced as an antiseptic agent in the 1950s and is as effective as iodine itself against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. It kills microorganisms on contact, is safer and easier to use than classic iodine preparations and has low systemic toxicity. In addition, PVP-iodine Complex forms films that protect open wounds. Because it is soluble in water as well as in organic solvents, it can be formulated in powders, tablets, lozenges, solutions, lotions, gels, ointments, creams, mousses or sprays.
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Topical Iodine Antiseptics
Less irritating to the skin than pure iodineand does not require alcohol to dissolve. The prolonged, non-selective, anti-microbial action of PVP-iodine complex is unparalleled for surface microbiocidal activity and is particularly effective in treating mixed infections. Its effectiveness has been clinically proven for all types of topical applications in both human and veterinary medicine.
Forms films that protect open wounds. Because it is soluble in water as well as in organic solvents it can be formulated in powders, tablets, lozenges, solutions, lotions, gels, ointments, creams, mousses or sprays.
- Broad-spectrum biocide
- Detoxified iodine
- No detectable vapor pressure
- Water soluble
- Film forming
- Stable complex