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Revised: 1/2008

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Iodocoat Ointment 0.9%
 Active ingredient:
Iodine
 Dosage form:
brown to dark red-brown ointment
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine heals skin ulcers quickly by bactericidal action and absorption of pus.
It is usually used for the treatment of decubitus (bedsore) and skin ulcers (burn ulcers, lower leg ulcers).

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: hypersensitivity to iodine, abnormal thyroid function or renal failure.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, first cleanse the affected area with physiological saline or other appropriate liquid, then apply this medicine. Avoid the tip of the container to touch the affected skin. Apply 3 g (27 mg of the active ingredient) per 4 cm diameter of the affected area, in 3 mm thickness once a day as an indication. If the amount of exudate is large, the dosage may be increased to twice a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you are replacing gauze or dressing, remove the ointment thoroughly by cleansing with physiological saline or other appropriate liquid.
  • This medicine is for topical use only. Do not drink or apply the medicine to your eyes. If this medicine gets into your mouth or eyes, wash away with water. If you notice any abnormality, consult with your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
  • If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as possible. You should not apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so. If the symptoms do not improve after about 2 months of treatment, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include pain, irritating sensation, dermatitis (rash, blister, redness, etc.) and itch. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.