Iodine solution of alcohol 5%

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Last reviewed: 01.06.2018

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The drug of external application, has an antiseptic, irritating and distracting effect.

Components of the drug: elementary iodine - 5g; potassium iodide - 2g; water and alcohol 95% evenly to 100 ml.

Appearance: reddish-brown liquid with a specific smell.  

Indications of the iodine solution of alcohol 5%

The solution is used as a disinfectant in cases of trauma to the skin surface, its infection and inflammatory processes, distracting - in myalgia and neuralgia. Inside - with the therapy of atherosclerosis and tertiary syphilis.

Release form

  • bottles of dark glass for 10, 15 and 25 ml;
  • ampoules of 1 ml, packed in 10 ampoules.


Pharmacological action is antiseptic, antimicrobial, distracting. Has a wide range of bactericidal activity, eliminates all major pathogens: viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa. With prolonged exposure, eliminates bacterial spores, which are the most difficult to disinfect by the form of microorganisms, damaging the walls of their cells. It shows tannic, cauterizing, irritating effects on the skin and mucous membranes. Promotes hemostatics. Absorbed, iodine affects the metabolic processes in the body, promotes the production of the hormone T4.


In contact with the skin or mucous membranes, 30% of the drug is converted to iodide salts, and the remaining fraction is converted to active iodine, which is partially absorbed by organs and tissues, including. - Thyroid gland. The bulk of the drug is excreted through the kidneys.

Use of the iodine solution of alcohol 5% during pregnancy

Pregnant women should be used with caution. Iodine absorption can lead to hormonal imbalance of the embryo.


Allergy to the drug. Do not use for allergic and diabetic skin lesions, furuncles, acne, increased function and thyroid neoplasms, acute and chronic kidney diseases, children under 5 years old.

Side effects of the iodine solution of alcohol 5%

Treatment of the damaged epithelial layer of the skin: occasionally, an allergic reaction.
Prolonged use on the skin of a large area - possible runny nose, coughing, salivation, lacrimation, rashes (iodism). 
Ingestion can cause allergic reactions, palpitations, irritability, insomnia, hyperhidrosis, diarrhea, nausea.

Dosing and administration

Disinfection of wounds and stopping bleeding - a swab dipped in the preparation, treat the edges of the wound, but not the surface.
Distracting effect is achieved by applying iodine mesh at the site of pain localization.  


The result of an overdose can be iodine, irritations and burns.  

Interactions with other drugs

There is a pharmaceutical incompatibility with ammonia solutions and odorous vegetable oils. 
The reaction with mercury amidochloride occurs with the formation of an explosive compound.
The disinfecting effect weakens the interaction with physiological liquids, organic compounds, alkalis, acids.
Slows down the decrease in the hormone T4 in the case of taking drugs to treat hyperthyroidism.

Storage conditions

In a dark, cool, inaccessible place for children.

Shelf life

Store for 3 years.


To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Iodine solution of alcohol 5%" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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