Pre-op Skin Prep Solution
Bactigard PVP-I is best used for pre-operative skin preparation before surgery. It also helps the surgeon to define the pre-operative site.
This is a 10% solution of Povidone Iodine (PVP-I), an iodophor complex consisting of iodine and the carrier polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP).
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 water or alcohol.