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Overview

Uses of Betadine Powder

Betadine Powder side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Betadine Powder

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

How Betadine Powder works

Betadine Powder 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 Powder related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Betadine Powder may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Betadine Powder 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.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Betadine Powder?

If you miss a dose of Betadine Powder, 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.

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FAQs

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.

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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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1309, 14th Floor, Madi Tower, 98, Nehru Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
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