POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment


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POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment

Active ingredients: povidone iodine 10 g/100 g
For repeated, temporary use as an antiseptic for damaged skin, e.g. B. decubitus (pressure sore), leg ulcers (lower leg ulcer), superficial wounds and burns, infected and superinfected dermatoses.

For temporary use as an antiseptic.

active POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment ingredients

  • 100 mg povidone iod

POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment excipients

  • macrogol
  • Sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment
  • water, purified

Indication/ POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment Application

  • For repeated, temporary use as an antiseptic for damaged skin, e.g
    • Decubitus (pressure sore)
    • Ulcus cruris (lower leg ulcer)
    • superficial wounds and burns
    • infected and superinfected skin diseases

POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment dosage

  • Always take the preparation exactly as directed. Please check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the ointment is usually used as follows:
    • Apply the ointment evenly to the damaged area one or more times a day.
    • The brown color of the ointment is a property of the preparation and indicates its effectiveness. Increasing discoloration indicates a decrease in the effectiveness of the preparation. If the color is completely removed, it is no longer effective. If you notice an extensive discoloration of the ointment, you should apply the preparation again.
  • duration of use
    • The application of the ointment should be continued as long as there are still signs of inflammation. If your symptoms have not improved after several days (2 to 5 days) of regular use, or if symptoms reappear after the end of the treatment, please consult your doctor.


  • If you use more than you should
    • Please read what side effects are possible?

POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment way

  • The ointment is intended for external use only.
  • Apply the ointment evenly to the damaged area.
  • If necessary, a bandage can then be applied.
  • notice
    • The ointment is grease-free and washable. In general, it can be removed from textiles and other materials with warm water and soap. In stubborn cases, ammonia (ammonia) or fixing salt (sodium thiosulphate) will help. Both are available in pharmacies or drugstores.

side POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment effects

  • Like all medicines, the preparation can have side effects, although not everyone gets them.
  • The evaluation of side effects is based on the following frequency information:
    • Very common: more than 1 in 10 people treated
    • Common: less than 1 in 10 but more than 1 in 100 people treated
    • Uncommon: less than 1 in 100 but more than 1 in 1,000 people treated
    • Rare: less than 1 in 1,000 but more than 1 in 10,000 people treated
    • Very rare: less than 1 in 10,000 people treated, or unknown
  • possible side effects
    • Diseases of the immune system/diseases of the skin
      • Rarely
        • Hypersensitivity reactions of the skin, eg delayed-type contact allergic
          reactions, which can manifest themselves in the form of itching, reddening, blisters, burning sensations or similar.
      • Very rare
        • Acute general allergic reactions, possibly with drop in blood pressure and/or shortness of breath (anaphylactic reactions); Acute swelling of the skin or mucous membranes (angioedema or Quinckeedema)
    • endocrine diseases
      • Significant iodine absorption can occur with long-term use of the ointment on extensive areas of skin, wounds or burns.
      • Very rare
        • Hyperthyroidism (iodine-induced hyperthyroidism), possibly with symptoms such as increased pulse rate or inner restlessness in patients with thyroid disorders
    • Metabolism and nutrition disorders / diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract
      • Rarely
        • After the use of large amounts of medicines containing povidone-iodine (e.g. in the treatment of burns): electrolyte and serum osmolarity disorders, impairment of kidney function, acidification of the blood (metabolic acidosis).
  • Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.

POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment interactions

  • Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking/using or have recently taken/used other medicines, even if they are non-prescription medicines.
  • Povidone-iodine can react with protein and various other organic substances such as blood and pus components, which can reduce its effectiveness.
  • With the simultaneous use of the preparation and enzymatic wound treatment agents, the enzyme component is oxidized by iodine, thereby weakening the effect of both drugs.
  • A mutual weakening of the effect also occurs with simultaneous use with hydrogen peroxide, taurolidine and silver-containing disinfectants or silver-containing wound dressings (formation of silver iodide).
  • The preparation must not be used at the same time or for a short time afterwards with mercury-containing disinfectants, as under certain circumstances a substance can form from iodine and mercury that damages the skin.
  • Do not use the preparation at the same time as or immediately after using disinfectants containing the active substance octenidine on the same or adjacent areas, as this may result in temporary dark discoloration.
  • If you are treated with lithium preparations, you should avoid long-term and/or extensive use of the preparation, as absorbed iodine can promote the possible lithium-induced hypothyroidism.
  • Influencing diagnostic tests or radioiodine therapy
    • Because of the oxidizing effect of the active ingredient povidone-iodine, various diagnostic agents can deliver false-positive results during treatment with the preparation (including toluidine and guaiac resin for determining hemoglobin or glucose in the stool or urine).
    • The uptake of iodine by the thyroid gland can be influenced by povidone-iodine; this can lead to disruptions in diagnostic examinations of the thyroid gland (thyroid scintigraphy, PBI determination, radioiodine diagnostics) during treatment with the preparation and make a planned radioiodine therapy impossible. An interval of at least 1-2 weeks after discontinuation of treatment should be observed before recording a new scintigram.
  • When used with food and drink
    • Not applicable.

POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment Contraindications

  • The medicine must not be used:
    • if you have an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) or another existing (manifest) thyroid disease
    • in the very rare chronic skin inflammation dermatitis herpetiformis Duhring
    • during and until completion of radiotherapy with iodine (radio-iodine therapy) or if you are planning to have such treatment
    • if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance or any of the other ingredients

pregnancy POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment and breast feeding period

  • pregnancy
    • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using any medicine.
    • During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the ointment is only to be used on the doctor's express orders and is to be used in an extremely limited manner. In this case, it is necessary to check the thyroid function in the child.
  • lactation
    • Ingestion of the ointment by the infant through the mouth through contact with the treated part of the nursing mother's body must be avoided.

patient POLYSEPT, decubitus, pressure sores ointment notes

  • Particular caution in use is required
    • If you suffer from thyroid diseases or you have a goiter, you should only use the preparation over a long period of time and over a large area (eg over 10% of the body surface and longer than 14 days) if expressly instructed by your doctor. Even after the end of the therapy (up to 3 months) one should pay attention to early symptoms of a possible hyperthyroidism and, if necessary, monitor the thyroid function.
    • Elderly people
      • Since older people are more likely to suffer from thyroid dysfunction, older people (>/= 65 years) should only use the preparation over a large area and over a longer period of time if expressly instructed by their doctor. If necessary, monitor thyroid function.
    • newborns and infants
      • In newborns and infants up to the age of 6 months, the preparation is to be used only on the express instructions of the doctor and in an extremely limited manner. A check of the thyroid function is necessary.
      • Ingestion of the ointment by the infant when breastfeeding must be avoided.


  • Driving and using machines
    • The preparation has no influence on the ability to drive and use machines.