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Betadine 5% Ointment

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Product introduction

Betadine 5% Ointment is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent. It is used for the treatment and prevention of infections in wounds and cuts. It kills the harmful microbes and controls their growth, thereby preventing infections in the affected area.

Betadine 5% Ointment 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. You can help this medication work better by keeping the affected areas clean.

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 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.


Uses of Betadine Ointment

  • Treatment and prevention of Wound infection

Benefits of Betadine Ointment

In Treatment and prevention of Wound infection

Betadine 5% Ointment is a versatile antiseptic that is used for the treatment and prevention of infection. Betadine 5% Ointment kills and prevents the growth of infection-causing microbes, thereby preventing abrasions, cuts, and wounds, or any break in the skin from getting infected. The antiseptic effect is caused due to the slow release of iodine. Keep the affected area clean and use the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Side effects of Betadine Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Betadine

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

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.

How Betadine Ointment works

Betadine 5% 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betadine 5% 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Betadine 5% 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 forget to take Betadine Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Betadine 5% Ointment, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Betadine 5% Ointment 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Iodinated polyvinyl polymer
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

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
Abrasions on face from right eye to mouth due to a fall. Swellings and secretion of viscous liquid.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Get tetanus immunisation and get your wound cleaned with savlon and apply betadine ointment.
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FAQs

Q. Can I put Betadine 5% Ointment on an open wound?

Betadine 5% Ointment 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 5% Ointment 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 the blood which may increase to toxic levels.

Q. Will Betadine 5% Ointment solution stain my skin or clothes?

Betadine 5% Ointment 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 5% Ointment be used?

Betadine 5% Ointment 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 5% Ointment 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 5% Ointment affect thyroid function?

Using Betadine 5% Ointment 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 5% Ointment.

Q. Can I put Betadine 5% Ointment on an open wound?

Betadine 5% Ointment 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 5% Ointment 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 the blood which may increase to toxic levels.

Q. Will Betadine 5% Ointment solution stain my skin or clothes?

Betadine 5% Ointment 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 5% Ointment be used?

Betadine 5% Ointment 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 5% Ointment 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 5% Ointment affect thyroid function?

Using Betadine 5% Ointment 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 5% Ointment.

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