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Bictofine 2% Gargle


Overview

Introduction

Bictofine 2% Gargle is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent. Used as a mouthwash to kill germs that cause sore throat. It also relieves dryness or irritation of the mouth and throat.

Take Bictofine 2% Gargle in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Make sure not to swallow the medication. Do not stop using it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. You must have to avoid eating, drinking, or smoking for at least 30 minutes after using it. Do not use it for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment.

Pour gargle and mouthwash into the cup and dilute it with an equal amount of warm water if the taste is an issue. Swish solution for a short time in the mouth and spit it out. Thirty-second gargle kills the germs in the mouth or throat. Repeat this every two to four hours or as directed by your dentist.

Uses of Bictofine Gargle

Side effects of Bictofine Gargle

Common
  • No common side effects seen

How to use Bictofine Gargle

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not dilute the solution. Gargle in the mouth for at least 30 seconds and spit after use.

How Bictofine Gargle works

Bictofine 2% Gargle is an antiseptic medicine. When used as a mouthwash, it kills harmful microorganisms of your mouth. This is how it works to prevent and treat infections.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bictofine 2% Gargle 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
Bictofine 2% Gargle 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 Bictofine Gargle?

If you miss a dose of Bictofine 2% Gargle, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Bictofine 2% Gargle
₹1.26/ml of Gargle
₹1.65/ml of Gargle
30% costlier
Betakind Gargle
Mankind Pharma Ltd
₹1.9/ml of Gargle
50% costlier
₹2.01/ml of Gargle
59% costlier
Betadine 2% Gargle Mint
Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
₹2.1/ml of Gargle
66% costlier
Betadine 2% Gargle Mint
Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
₹2.34/ml of Gargle
85% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Bictofine 2% Gargle helps treat infections of the lining of the mouth and throat, such as gingivitis and mouth ulcers.
  • It may also be used to maintain oral hygiene before, during and after dental and oral surgery.
  • Gargle or rinse the mouth with Bictofine 2% Gargle for up to 30 seconds. It should not be swallowed.
  • Do not use for more than 14 days without talking to your doctor first.

Patient Concerns

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Infection problem due to wound in throat since last 2 year
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
appears u have chronic tonsillitis.visit ent specialist for proper diagnosis
Throat pain and coughing ,seems infection I'm doing gargle
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
You may have to take antibiotics. Consult a ENT specialist
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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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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Galpha Laboratories Limited, 221, Kanakia Zillion, E Wing, Bandra Kurla Complex Annexe, LBS Marg & CST Road Junction, Kurla West, Mumbai-400070
MRP
126.48
100 ml in 1 bottle
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