Xepi is a dosage form of an antibiotic used to treat different infections and wounds. Xepi is an antiseptic combination. It is also used to kill bacteria. It is available as Xepi scrub PVP. It is the dosage form of drug named povidone iodine. It is an antiseptic and used on surfaces of wound or minor infections. Its active ingredient is povidone iodine and inactive ingredients are surfactants and moisturizers. It is available in 100 and 500 ml bottles. Avagard 7.5 % PVP scrub is its famous brand available and some other names are wokadine surgical scrub, povin, alphadine etc.
Impetigo is a skin infection, which is caused by bacteria. Red colored sores are formed which upon rupturing, release fluid and upon drying, it turns into a yellow colored or brown colored crust. It is contagious and is caused by streptococcus and staphylococcus. This skin infection can be treated with Xepi scrub PVP. It is spread evenly on the blisters in the form of an ointment and cream. It will help in preventing spreading of disease. And its treatment require about 24 hours to get under control. Impetigo is a disease for which Xepi Is indicated.
Xepi have an active ingredient named povidone iodine. It has a broad spectrum and active against many microbes. It works by destroying protein and DNA of microbes by invading. It has an antimicrobial activity. It has minimal systemic effect when used as topical dosage form.
Xepi/OZENOXACIN Side effects
Where drugs have many uses there it also have some side effects. Along with uses, its side effects are also reportedlike hypersensitivity reactions can occur in the form of irritation and sometimes fever. Skin eruptions is another form of hypersensitivity reaction. If any of these condition appear, the use of Xepi should be discontinued. Iodine start getting absorb from extensive surfaces. If it is applied on severe burns and deep cuts, there is a chance of occurrence of adverse systemic effects which are related to iodine absorption. It also have some side effects related staining of fabric.
Xepi is used for many purposes specifically or generally. It may be used to treat the disease or controlling the symptoms of any disease. Usage of drug totally depends upon the condition and severity of infection. Drugs are more effective in IV form as compare to tablet.Topical dosage form is least effective but in wounds and infections, it have greater effect as topical application. It is specifically used to treat infections spread from a wound and on emergency note, is used to prevent spreading of infection. It is used on small cuts, burns, blisters and abrasions.
Dosage of xepi varies according to the condition it is used for. Like in case of oral hygiene adults should rinse their mouth with 10 ml of 0.1% solution if it is diluted. And if is undiluted, equal amount of water is added and should be used qid for 14 days. Child can use the same dosage. In case of oral candidiasis, mouth should be rinsed with 1% mouth wash solution. As topical use, topical powders (0.5 to 5%) are applied on surface. In vaginal candidiasis, pessaries are used in 200 mg w/w form by placing them in vagina.