|Category||Antiamoebic & Topical Anti-infective|
|Description||Voluminous, spongy, yellowish-white to brownish-yellow powder, having slight characteristic odor. Darkens on exposure to light|
|Solubility||Soluble in hot ethyl acetate and in hot glacial acetic acid. Practically insoluble in water and in alcohol.|
|Melting Point||About 180°C|
|Free iodine & iodide||Passes as per pharmacopoeia|
|Related substances||Passes as per pharmacopoeia|
|Residue on ignition||Not more than 0.5 % w/w Sulphated ash|
|Loss on drying||Not more than 0.5 % w/w|
|Assay||Between 97 and 101 % w/w|
Uses: It has primarily been used as an anti-diarrheal medication. It is used in the treatment of acute and chronic amoebic dysentery, colitis, in GI track infections like amoebiasis, in dermatophytosis, sycosisbarbae, seborrhoeic dermatitis, infected eczema, furunculosis and pityriasisversicolor (athlete’s foot), Dermatitis, Impetigo, monilial and trichomonas vaginitis, giardiasis.
Standard Packing: 20 Kg Fibre Drum / HDPE Drum with double inner polythene bag.