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Overview

Introduction

Betadine 10% Solution is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent. It is used for prevention of infections in wounds and cuts. It kills the harmful microbes and controls their growth, thereby preventing infections on the affected area.

Betadine 10% Solution is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean, making sure they are dry and washing your hands before and after treating the infection. 
This medicine may cause side effects like skin irritation, redness or itching at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention. You should stop taking it straight away if you have any signs of an allergic reaction. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, feeling dizzy or faint and nausea.
Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy. You should let your doctor know if you have liver and kidney problems.

Uses of Betadine Solution

Side effects of Betadine Solution

Common
  • Irritation

How to use Betadine Solution

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Betadine Solution works

Betadine 10% Solution 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betadine 10% Solution 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Betadine 10% Solution 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 forget to take Betadine Solution?

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

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Quick Tips

  • Betadine 10% Solution is an antiseptic that helps treat and prevent infections.
  • Apply a small amount to the affected area after cleaning it properly.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and nose. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Do not use it on burnt, broken or inflamed skin.

Patient Concerns

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I had an accident with my bike and had scratch on my knee, kindly suggest me the medicines
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Get TT injection and clean the wound with savlon and apply Ointment Betadine
3 DAYS BACK I MET WITH AN ACCIDENT AND GOT SOME WOUNDS ON MY KNEE AND ANKLE. IN X RAY REPORT EVERYTHING IS FINE. PLEASE SUGGEST BEST OINTMENT TO HEAL MY WOUNDS AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. CURRENTLY USING BETADINE BUT VERY SLOW REOVERY PLZ SUGGEST
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Betadine is fine. clean the wound with savlon before and use sterile dressings
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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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