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Publication Type: Safety Information
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 8/21/2021 12:00:00 AM
Country: Australia

This alert discusses the difference between sterile and non-sterile povidone iodine solution and the off-label use of the non-sterile product. The use of non-sterile preparations in sterile body sites is not recommended. Use outside of the registered indications is “off-label”. The alert provides guidance for off-label use of povidone iodine and procedures to mitigate risk of mix-up between sterile and non-sterile products.

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Medication/Gas/Fluid:
antiseptic, povidone-iodine sterile, povidone - iodine non-sterile


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