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Overview

Introduction of Betadine Cream

Betadine Cream 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.

Use Betadine Cream regularly and at the same times of each day to get the most benefit of the medicine.

Betadine Cream is generally safe and does not cause any side effects. However if you experience any allergic reactions on applying the medicine, inform it to your doctor.

Uses of Betadine Cream

Betadine Cream side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Betadine Cream

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 apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Betadine Cream works

Betadine Cream 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 Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betadine Cream 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 Cream 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 Cream?

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

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Expert Advice

  • Betadine Cream 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

Questions Related to Betadine

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Suffering from fever and throat infections
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Tab dolo BD Betadine gargles thrice daily for 5days
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Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
please visit a dermatologist nearby for oral antifungalsstart using lulican cream-once daily at bedtime for 2months continuously
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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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