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Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution

Manufacturer: Wockhardt Ltd
Medicine composition: Povidone Iodine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: August 23, 2021

Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution is an antiseptic drug, used to treat minor wounds, burns and infections by killing bacteria. It oxidises cell constituents and inactivates proteins by iodinating them. Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution is also used as a disinfectant before and after surgery to disinfect the skin of patients and the hands of the healthcare provider.

Side effects include skin irritation. If applied on severe, deep puncture wounds metabolic acidosis, high blood sodium and kidney problems may occur. Other side effects may include rashes, acne eruption, pruritus and erythema.

People having thyroid problems should not make frequent use of this medicine. It is not recommended for people who are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, breastfeeding or are taking lithium. If you are allergic to any ingredient in Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution then you should not use this medicine. To ensure the safety of Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution, inform your doctor, if you are taking-

  • Any other medication
  • Dietary supplement
  • Herbal preparation

Dosage for Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution is based on your gender, age, other medications you take and your reaction to the first dosage. Different medical conditions require different dosage instructions as per your doctor’s prescriptions. It takes a few days for the full benefit of the drug to take effect. In case of overdose contact your doctor or visit the casualty department of the nearest hospital immediately.

Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution is highly toxic if ingested; sodium thiosulfate is the most effective chemical antidote; patient must avoid contact with eyes while using it.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

This medicine is useful to treat the following conditions:

  • Oral Infections

    Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution is used for the prevention and treatment of infections in the mouth.
  • Minor Wounds

    Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution is used for the prevention and treatment of skin infection on the skin. It is used as an antiseptic and first aid for minor cuts, grazes, abrasions, and blisters.
  • Vaginal Candidiasis

    Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution is also used to prevent and treat the fungal infection of the vagina. It may be used in combination with other medicines for better results.
  • Skin Disinfectant

    Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution is also used to clean a patient's skin before a surgical procedure is performed.
  • Allergy

    Use of this medicine is not recommended if you have a known history of allergy to iodine.

The common side effects of this medicine are as follows:

  • Skin Irritation

  • Allergic Skin Reaction

  • Redness Of Skin

  • Acneiform Eruptions

  • Thyroid Imbalances

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration of time for which Povidone Iodine is effective varies depending on the site and mode of application.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of Povidone Iodine starts immediately after application on the skin.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Use of this medicine is not recommended if you are pregnant. It can be used only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Non-prescription use of this medicine should be avoided by pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Use of this medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women. However, if it becomes absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No relevant information available or established.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    No relevant information available or established.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    No relevant information available or established.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    No relevant information available or established.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled application, then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact a doctor if you have used too much of povidone iodine or have accidently swallowed the medicine. Symptoms of overdose may include a metallic taste in the mouth, increased salivation, burning or pain sensation in the mouth or throat, diarrhea etc. Immediate medical intervention may be needed if the overdose is severe.
  • India

  • United States

  • Japan

This medication acts by releasing iodine slowly on the skin surface. The released iodine stops the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes. This results in the lysis of susceptible microorganisms.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Lithium

    This medicine should not be used while you are on lithium therapy. Contact your doctor if any side effects are observed.

    Collagenase

    This medicine should not be used with collagenase. Povidone iodine or other skin antiseptics may reduce the effect of collagenase when applied together.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Thyroid Disorders

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an active thyroid hormone disorder. Any instance indicative of an imbalance in thyroid hormone should be reported to the doctor.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.

Ques: Is Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution the same as betadine?

Ans: Yes. Betadine is the brand (proprietary) name of povidone-iodine.

Ques: Is Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution the same as iodine or iodine tincture?

Ans: No. It is the stable chemical complex of povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone i.e. PVP) and elemental iodine.

Ques: Does Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution kill yeast, bacteria or fungus?

Ans: Yes, being disinfectant and antiseptic, Povidone-iodine inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms.

Ques: Does Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution burn, stain, sting or hurt?

Ans: The topical application of povidone-iodine may cause slight irritation. Temporary staining of the affected area is also possible. However, it is not a matter of concern and gets resolved quickly.

Ques: Is Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution safe?

Ans: It is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as directed by a doctor.

Ques: Does Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution contain alcohol?

Ans: No. this drug is a stable chemical complex of povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone i.e. PVP) and elemental iodine.

Ques: Does Wokadine Gargle 1% Solution stain teeth?

Ans: It should be used externally. It should not be used on teeth.
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