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Composition for BECTODINE

Povidone Iodine(5%)

food interaction for BECTODINE

alcohol interaction for BECTODINE

pregnancy interaction for BECTODINE

lactation interaction for BECTODINE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Bectodine 5% ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Bectodine 5% ointment is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for BECTODINE

Povidone Iodine(5%)

Uses

Bectodine 5% ointment is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Bectodine 5% ointment is broad spectrum antiseptic for topical use.  Bectodine 5% ointment liberates iodine in contact with the skin causing antiseptic action.

Common side effects

Skin discolouration, Increased sodium level in blood, Renal impairment, Metabolic acidosis, Increased level of thyroid hormones, Decreased level of thyroid hormones in neonates, Deep tissue toxicity, Mucous membrane toxicity, Superficial punctuate keratitis

SUBSTITUTES for BECTODINE

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  • BETADINE 5% OINTMENT
    (125 GM ointment in tube)
    Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1.59/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 199
    pay 96% more per GM of ointment
  • BETADINE 5% OINTMENT
    (250 GM ointment in tube)
    Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1.38/GM of ointment
    generic_icon
    Rs. 345
    pay 70% more per GM of ointment
  • CIPLADINE 5% OINTMENT
    (20 GM ointment in tube)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 1.85/GM of ointment
    generic_icon
    Rs. 36.91
    pay 127% more per GM of ointment
  • OVIDINE 5% OINTMENT
    (15 GM ointment in tube)
    Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 0.87/GM of ointment
    generic_icon
    Rs. 13.12
    pay 8% more per GM of ointment
  • CIPLADINE 5% OINTMENT
    (10 GM ointment in tube)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 1.85/GM of ointment
    generic_icon
    Rs. 18.46
    pay 127% more per GM of ointment

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Expert advice for BECTODINE

  • Apply a small amount of povidone iodine solution to the affected area after cleaning it properly.
  • The affected area can be left uncovered or covered with a sterile bandage.
  • If you experience a skin rash, hives, or itching, or any other unusual reaction after using this product, discontinue use and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
  • Povidone iodine cutaneous spray powder is meant for external application and should not be instilled in eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Do not use the povidone iodine solution on large parts of the body for more than a week unless advised by your doctor.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before use if injuries are deep or puncture wounds or serious burns.

Frequently asked questions for BECTODINE

Povidone Iodine

Q.Is povidone iodine the same as betadine?
Yes. Betadine is the brand (proprietary) name of povidone iodine

Q.Is povidone iodine the same as iodine or iodine tincture?
No. Povidone iodine is the stable chemical complex of povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone i.e. PVP) and elemental iodine. Iodine tincture has iodine and potassium iodide dissolved in ethanol and water. Both the formulations show antiseptic action

Q.Does povidone iodine kill yeast, bacteria or fungus?
Yes. Povidone iodine being disinfectant and antiseptic inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms

Q.Does povidone iodine burn, stain, sting or hurt?
Topical application of povidone iodine may cause slight irritation. Temporary staining of affected area is also possible. However, it is not a matter of concern and gets resolved quickly

Q.Is povidone iodine safe?
Povidone iodine is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as directed by doctor

Q.Does povidone iodine contain alcohol?
No. Povidone iodine is stable chemical complex of povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone i.e. PVP) and elemental iodine

Q.Does povidone iodine stain teeth?
Povidone iodine should be used externally. It should not be used on teeth.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)