This is a 10% solution of Povidone Iodine (PVP-I), an iodophor complex consisting of iodine and the carrier polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP).
Bactigard PVP-I is best used for pre-operative skin preparation to paint the skin for the final preparation of the skin before surgery. It also helps the surgeon to define the pre-operative site.
The antimicrobial effect is identical to free iodine potent against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, TB, fungi, viruses and some spores.
The free Iodine-PVP combination actually makes it a less irritating solution and it also allows the film formed on the skin to be removed completely by washing with water.
Bactigard PVP-I is available in 500ml bottle.