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Overview

Uses of Betadine Ointment

Betadine Ointment side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Betadine Ointment

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Betadine Ointment works

Betadine 10% Ointment is an antiseptic applied on skin, which is infected or is likely to get infected. It works by slowly releasing iodine which kills or prevents the growth of infectious microorganisms.

Betadine Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betadine 10% Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Betadine 10% Ointment is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Betadine Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Betadine 10% Ointment, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Betadine

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Suffering from fever and throat infections
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Tab dolo BD Betadine gargles thrice daily for 5days
I fell from the bike and had a injury to my hand and leg like a type of bruise nd cut i have to travel to a far place and need help for any quick helaing ointment that can atleast dry up the wound quickly
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Clean with Savlon and apply betadine ointment
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FAQs

Q. Can I put Betadine on an open wound?

Betadine can be used as an antiseptic to treat or prevent infections in wounds such as ulcers, small burns or cuts, and other minor injuries. However, take special care if you are applying Betadine on open large wounds or where the skin is broken like burns. The reason being there may be a risk of excessive absorption of iodine in blood which may increase to toxic levels.

Q. Will Betadine solution stain my skin or clothes?

Betadine has a natural golden brown color which stains the area where you have applied it. It does not however, permanently stain your skin and fingernails. The stain can be easily removed from your clothes with soap and water.

Q. Where can Betadine be used?

Betadine is used in the treatment and prevention of infection in wounds including cuts, small areas of burn, ulcers and minor injuries. Do not use this medicine on deep wounds and clean surgical wounds.

Q. How should Betadine solution be applied to an injury?

Clean the affected area and apply a small amount of the medicine to it. You can then cover it with a sterile bandage. You can apply this medicine 1 to 3 times daily. However, do not use it for longer than 1 week.

Q. Can Betadine affect thyroid function?

Using Betadine over a large area or for a long time may sometimes cause problems with your thyroid. Symptoms of thyroid dysfunction include weight loss, increased appetite, sweating, lack of energy, and weight gain. If you notice such symptoms, contact your doctor who may advise you to stop using Betadine.

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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. p. 1139.
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