Iodine Gargle

Formula: 

IngredientsQty givenQty takenActivity
Povidone Iodine 1.0% w/v equivalent to 0.1% w/v of available iodine)Anti-infective
Glycerol0.1Humectant
Menthol0.1Cooling effect
Methyl Salicylate 0.1Analgesic
Ethanol 96%8 mlSolvent
Saccharin Sodium0.1 mlSweetener
Purified Waterq.s to 100 mlq. to 20 ml

Procedure:

Dissolve sodium saccharine in a small part of water, add Povidone- Iodine solution and mix.

Then add solution of Menthol and Menthol Methyl Salicylate dissolved in alcohol.

Make up the volume with water. 

Theory:

Povidone-iodine is a chemical complex of povidone, hydrogen iodide, and elemental iodine. It is completely soluble in cold and mild-warm water, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, and glycerol.

Free iodine, slowly liberated from the povidone-iodine (PVP-I) complex in solution, kills eukaryotic or prokaryotic cells through iodination of lipids and oxidation of cytoplasmic and membrane compounds.

This agent exhibits a broad range of microbicidal activity against bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses. Slow release of iodine from the PVP-I complex in solution minimizes iodine toxicity towards mammalian cells. 

Dose:

Adults, the elderly and children over 6 years of age:

Use undiluted with an equal volume of warm water. Gargle or rinse with up to 10mls for up to 30 seconds without swallowing. Repeat up to four times daily, for up to 14 consecutive days, or as directed.

Not to be used in children of 6 years and under

Category:

For the treatment of acute mucosal infections of the mouth and pharynx e.g. gingivitis, mouth ulcers, for oral hygiene prior to, during, and after dental and oral surgery.

Storage:

Store in a dry place below 25°C. Protect from light

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