Uses of Betadine Paint

BETADINE 10 % PAINT is used to prevent infections.

Betadine Paint side effects

No common side effects seen

How to use Betadine Paint

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Apply it with a cotton swab. Do not swallow or rinse with water or eat for 10 minutes after applying.

How Betadine Paint works

BETADINE 10 % PAINT is an antiseptic. It slowly releases iodine which kills or prevents the growth of infectious microorganisms in the mouth.

Betadine Paint related warnings

No interaction found/established
BETADINE 10 % PAINT 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.
BETADINE 10 % PAINT is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Betadine Paint?

If you miss a dose of BETADINE 10 % PAINT, 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

Pl. prescribe pain killer tab for bruised open knee injury ATS already injected n wound dressing done with betadine lotion severe pain n swelling in lnees
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
aceclo MR twice daily for 5 days and Pantocid 20 mg twice daily for 5 days
I am having throat infection, having pain and difficulty in eating and drinking. Earlier I was having fever, for which I did take Combiflame and now there is no fever, but throat pain is severe. Please suggest
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Diabetes Specialist
Syp BETADINE gargle with water three times a day Tab levoset 5mg 1HS for 7 days
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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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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