Iodophors
Title: Iodophors
Trademarks: Tamed Iodine (West)
Literature References: The term iodophor may be applied to any product in which surface active agents (such as nonoxynol, q.v.) or polymers (such as polyvinylpyrrolidone, cf. povidone-iodine) act as carriers and solubilizing agents for iodine. Other examples: Biopal CVL-10; Dermevan; Idonyx; Iobac (West Chemical) ; Ioprep (J & J) ; Iosan (West Chemical) ; Kleenodyne; Rhudane; Showersan; Wescodyne (West Chemical) ; Westamine X. An iodophor usually enhances the bactericidal activity of iodine, reduces vapor pressure and odor. Staining is almost nonexistent and wide dilution with water is possible. Examples of prepn: Shelanski, Winicov, US 2710277 (1955 to West Labs); Scheib et al., US 2977315 (1961 to Lazarus Labs). Germicidal activity: C. A. Lawrence et al., J. Am. Pharm. Assoc. 46, 500 (1957). Reviews of manufacture, properties and use: D. R. Batey, Aust. J. Dairy Technol. 31, 5-7 (1976); A. Leitmanova et al., Pharmazie 42, 809-813 (1987).
Use: Germicide.
Therap-Cat: Antiseptic; disinfectant.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Antiseptic; disinfectant.

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