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Betadine 5% Powder

Manufactured byWin-Medicare Pvt. Ltd.
Description

Betadine 5% Powder is a topical antiseptic-germicidal medicine used to treat minor cuts, injuries, wounds, and burns. It kills sensitive organisms like bacteria, fungus, protozoa, and spores present on the skin. This medicine is meant for external use only.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Betadine 5% Powder

Povicidal 5% Powder
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Wockadine 5% Powder
Wockhardt Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Betadine 5% Powder

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness of skin

Uses of Betadine 5% Powder

What is it prescribed for?

  • Minor wounds
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine starts immediately after application on the skin.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Use of this medicine is not recommended if you are pregnant. It can be used only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Non-prescription use of this medicine should be avoided by pregnant women.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Use of this medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women. However, if it becomes absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to povidone-iodine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of this medicine is not recommended if you are pregnant. It can be used only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Non-prescription use of this medicine should be avoided by pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

Use of this medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women. However, if it becomes absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Severe skin allergy

This medicine should be discontinued if you experience a skin rash, hives, or severe itching. Report any such symptoms to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

External use only

This medicine should be used for a short duration; prolonged usage significantly increases the risk of side effects. Do not use this medicine for durations longer than that recommended by your doctor.

Deep wounds

This medicine should not be used when the wound is very deep or puncture wounds.

Severe Burns

This medicine should not be used in case of serious burns due to it may worsening the patient's condition.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, the ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is meant for external use only. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help. Follow all dosing instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than recommended by your doctor. Report any severe undesired side effects or a lack of improvement to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by showing its broad-spectrum germicidal activity against a wide range of microorganisms present on the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antiseptic and germicides

Schedule

OTC

Povidone-iodine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 19 February 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06812

Povidone iodine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 19 February 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Povidone-iodine
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Information on this page was last updated on 23 Apr 2020

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