General Persian Name: Betadine | Povidone Iodine

General English name: povidone iodine | Betadine

Application: wound cleaning


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Forms of betadine

Gel, liquid, ointment, pad, solution


Betadine Medication Information

Betadine (Povidone Iodine) is a powerful disinfectant that is widely used to disinfect wounds. Green betadine 10% is an antiseptic solution that kills gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, fungi, viruses and spores that should not be used for burns. To disinfect wounds, apply this medicine on the skin for 5-6 minutes and then wipe it off with normal saline solution. Betadine Brown or 7.5% scrub is used to exfoliate the patient’s skin in surgery.


Dosage and method of administration of povidone iodine

Carefully read the package leaflet before starting treatment with betadine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

Contraindications to betadine

Pay attention to the expiration date of betadine, and do not take the medicine if it has expired.

Never give betadine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with povidone-iodine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.


Betadine during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.


Betadine drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.


Special warnings and precautions while taking betadine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:


Side effects of betadine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Sensitivity in the place of use

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to betadine use.


Storage conditions Betadine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.