Betadine, Surgical Scrub, Disinfectant, For Injuries - 120 Ml
Povidone Iodine Solution
Category Of Betadine Surgical Scrub
Burn & Wound Healing Preparations
Mechanism Of Action Of Povidone Iodine Solution
The antimicrobial action of povidone-iodine occurs after iodine disassociates from the complex. Once in the free form, iodine rapidly penetrates microbial cell membranes and interacts with proteins, nucleotides, and fatty acids in the cytoplasm and cytoplasmic membrane.
Therapeutic Indications Of Betadine Surgical Scrub
Indicated for repeated application as an antiseptic, for a limited time, on damaged skin, such as decubitus ulcer (bedsore), ulcus cruris (leg ulcer), superficial wounds and burns, infected and superinfected dermatoses.
Method Of Administration Of Betadine Surgical Scrub
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended instruction for use:
Wet hands with water
Spread about 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) of scrub over both hands and forearms
Without adding more water, scrub thoroughly for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes
Rinse thoroughly under running water
Repeat the entire procedure using another 5 mL of scrub
Doses may be changed in special conditions so always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions.
If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the hospital straight away.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it unless it is nearly time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for the forgotten dose.
Undesirable Side Effects Of Betadine Surgical Scrub
Although the following side effects are not common in everyone, some patients may complain from:
Skin irritation and sometimes swelling.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Precautions While Taking Betadine Surgical Scrub
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Your doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using this medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Warnings & Special Precautions While Taking Betadine Surgical Scrub
Be careful if hypersensitive to iodine or povidone
Be careful if you have thyroid disorders (in particular nodular colloid goiter, endemic goiter, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis), as well as before and after radioactive therapy, you should tell your doctor about it.
It should not be used prior to radioiodine scintigraphy or radioiodine treatment of thyroid carcinoma.
Storage Conditions Of Betadine Surgical Scrub
Store below 25°c
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.