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Betadine 5% Powder

Manufacturer: Win-Medicare Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Povidone Iodine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Betadine 5% Powder is an antiseptic combination, used to treat minor wounds, burns and infections by killing bacteria. It oxidises cell constituents and inactivates proteins by iodinating them. It is used a disinfectant before and after surgery to disinfect the skin of patients and the hands of the healthcare provider. It is available as a cream, liquid and powder.

Side effects include skin irritation. If applied on severe, deep puncture wounds metabolic acidosis, high blood sodium and kidney problems may occur. Other side effects may include rashes, acne eruption, pruritus and erythema. People having thyroid problems should not make frequent use of this medicine. It is not recommended for people who are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, breastfeeding or are taking lithium. If you are allergic to any ingredient in Betadine 5% Powder then you should not use this medicine. Inform your doctor about any other medications, dietary supplement or herbal preparation you take to ensure this medicine is safe for you.

Dosage for Betadine 5% Powder is based on your gender, age, other medications you take and your reaction to the first dosage. Different medical conditions require different dosage instructions as per your doctor’s prescriptions. It takes a few days for the full benefit of the drug to take effect. In case of overdose contact your doctor or visit the casualty department of the nearest hospital immediately.

Oral infections
Betadine 5% Powder is used for the prevention and treatment of infections in the mouth.
Minor wounds
Betadine 5% Powder is used for the prevention and treatment of skin infection on the skin. It is used as an antiseptic and first aid for minor cuts, grazes, abrasions, and blisters.
Vaginal Candidiasis
Betadine 5% Powder is also used to prevent and treat the fungal infection of the vagina. It may be used in combination with other medicines for better results.
Skin disinfectant
Betadine 5% Powder is also used to clean a patient's skin before a surgical procedure is performed.
Use of this medicine is not recommended if you have a known history of allergy to iodine.
In addition to its intended effect, Betadine 5% Powder may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Skin irritation Minor Rare
Allergic Skin Reaction Major Rare
Redness of skin Minor Less Common
Acneiform eruptions Moderate Rare
Thyroid imbalances Moderate Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of time for which Povidone Iodine is effective varies depending on the site and mode of application.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of Povidone Iodine starts immediately after application on the skin.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
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.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Betadine 5% Powder, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Wockhardt Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled application, then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact a doctor if you have used too much of povidone iodine or have accidently swallowed the medicine. Symptoms of overdose may include a metallic taste in the mouth, increased salivation, burning or pain sensation in the mouth or throat, diarrhea etc. Immediate medical intervention may be needed if the overdose is severe.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Thyroid disorders Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an active thyroid hormone disorder. Any instance indicative of an imbalance in thyroid hormone should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Lithium Moderate
This medicine should not be used while you are on lithium therapy. Contact your doctor if any side effects are observed.
Collagenase Moderate
This medicine should not be used with collagenase. Povidone iodine or other skin antiseptics may reduce the effect of collagenase when applied together.
What are you using Betadine 5% Powder for?
Minor wounds
Skin disinfectant
Oral infections
Other
Vaginal Candidiasis
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hello doctor, I had buyed betadine mouth wash. Now how to use it. Please tell me doctor.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Solution: oral germicide for fast and soothing relief of sore throat and mouth sores. Breath freshener, where excessive bacteria in the mouth is present. Mouthwash for oral hygiene of postoperative or bedridden patients. Oral antiseptic before and after dental operations or tooth extractions. Ideal degerming soak for dentures and toothbrushes. Paint: treatment and prevention of infection, treating stomatitis or aphthous, or mouth sores. Solution: directions for use: sore throat and mouth infections: pour 20 ml (4 tsp) into a glass and gargle for 30 sec. Repeat 2-4 times daily or as required. Mouthwash: use 20 ml (4 tsp) full strength or diluted with an equal amount of water. Gargle for 30 sec. Repeat as desired. Paint: use undiluted to affected area twice a day.
1 person found this helpful

Oralhygene betadine gargles nose, 2/day x10 days. I did not get you sir. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Oralhygene betadine gargles nose, 2/day x10 days. I did not get you sir. Please help me.
Gargle with wokadine or betadine gargle read instructions on pack do gargling, twice a day for 10 days.

Hi. I am getting severe burning sensation while eating.(with cold and without cold). How to cure it other than doing betadine gargling?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi. I am getting severe burning sensation while eating.(with cold and without cold). How to cure it other than doing ...
Hi. Avoid drink out sided water and more cold water. Burning sensation cause by itching by infected water or foods or dust area. Drink warm water after meals. Do gargle with warm water. Avoid high acidic foods. High acidic foods also create burning sensation. Then take few alkline foods to control acidity. Milk is best option for it.
2 people found this helpful

Hi Blood is coming from anus sometimes. Stool is ok. At this time I use betadine.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Nagpur
Dear lybrate-user Bleeding from anus has many causes. Simply it could be a fissure or a haemorrhoid. A detailed history and anal examination will clear the diagnosis. Please consult a surgeon for opinion. Keep doing SITZ Bath for 10-15 minutes for 3-4 times a day. A good anal hygiene will sure be of much help. I hope this helps. Many thanks.

Should we gargle mouth with betadine gargle after having a session of oral sex? Does it clean well and keeps away from infections?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Should we gargle mouth with betadine gargle after having a session of oral sex? Does it clean well and keeps away fro...
Hello- If you have open sores on the genitals and you are receiving oral sex, or open sores or bleeding gums and are giving oral sex there is an increased risk of transmitting infections. Do not clean your teeth, floss or use mouthwash, eat food such as toast, crisps just before or just after having oral sex. This is because all these can cause small cuts in your mouth making it easier for infection to pass from one person to another. If you want to rinse your mouth before or after oral sex use plain water.
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Popular Health Tips

B.V.Sc
Veterinarian, Varanasi
First aid kits for pets
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Thermometer
Betadine
Paracetamol syrup
Hydrogen peroxide
Powergyl syrup
Vomikind syrup
Zymopet drops
Cotton bandages
Glycerine
Ear cleanser
Ice packs
Mouth cap/basket muzzle
Elizabethan collar.
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Athlete's Foot - 7 Alternative Remedies For You!

MBBS
Sexologist, Jammu
Athlete's Foot - 7 Alternative Remedies For You!

Athlete’s foot, also called tinea pedis, is an infectious bacterial fungal contamination that affects the skin on the feet and can spread to the toenails and in some cases to the hands as well. The fungal disease is called athlete’s foot, since it is ordinarily found in athletes. Athlete’s foot is not that serious, however, sometimes it is difficult to cure. In case you have diabetes or a week immune system and suspect that you have athlete’s foot, you need to call your specialist or doctor immediately.

Regardless, here are few alternative ways to treat athlete’s foot:

  1. Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used as an option for treating athlete’s foot with some success. 50% of the solutions of tea tree oil successfully treated this disease in 64% of the trial members. Put 40 drops of organic tea tree oil to a footbath and dip your feet for 10 minutes. Later, while drying the feet, rub a couple of drops of the oil directly on the affected area. Tea tree oil has properties that will stop the growth in vigorously affected zones and prevent it from spreading to unaffected areas, although tea tree oil can also bring about skin dermatitis in a few people.
  2. Ozonated olive oilUsing ozonated olive oil can likewise help with athlete's foot. Use the glue to swab your spotless, dry feet every morning and night. This will clear up the growth within just two to four days and can be used as a preventive measure against future flare-ups.
  3. Soaking your feet: Soak your feet in two tablespoons of Himalayan Crystal salt and half a glass of organic apple cider vinegar solution and blend it with some warm water. This makes an exceptionally acidic environment in which the parasite cannot live. You can then wipe your feet with a cotton cloth. You can also wipe down the inner parts of shoes to keep the growth from sticking there.
  4. Swab with cotton: Sesame and raw virgin coconut oil have anti-bacterial properties and can be used specifically to the feet. Swab it generously on clean dry feet with a cotton ball twice every day.
  5. Yogurt: Yogurt containing dynamic bacterial organisms is exceptionally successful in battling fungal infections like athlete’s foot. The live acidophilus bacteria present in plain yogurt keeps the contagious and bacterial infections in check.
  6. Room for air: A warm and moist environment is bad for fungal infections. Go barefoot when you are not in a damp area, and while going out wear shoes or open-toed shoes. You may not be enthusiastic about flaunting your feet during this condition. However, it might be worthwhile if it means that they will heal faster this way.
  7. Soak your feet in PVPIPovidone-iodine (PVPI) is usually known by its principle image name, Betadine. It is a medicine used to treat and heal fungal wounds. It is additionally used in skin disease treatments and is a very effective bactericide. It is useful to battle yeasts, molds and parasites, in addition to other things. Soaking your feet in Betadine can help you get rid of athlete’s foot.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

6010 people found this helpful

Postpartum Care: After A Vaginal Delivery

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB (Orthopedics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery)
Gynaecologist, Chandigarh
Postpartum Care: After A Vaginal Delivery

Pregnancy can wreak havoc in your body; be it your hormones overflowing or the constant crying of your newborn that makes you agitated after a point of time. Your baby will probably be your top priority in times like these but maybe, you can put yourself on the list as well once in a while because carrying a human inside isn’t a very easy task.

Vaginal soreness
On the off chance that you suffered a vaginal tear or an episiotomy while delivering, the injury may sting for a couple of weeks. Broad tears may take more time to heal. Meanwhile, you can promote healing by:

  1. In case of sitting becoming uncomfortable, try sitting on a cushion or cushioned ring.
  2. Utilize a squeezer-bottle in order to pour lukewarm water over the vulva while you're urinating. Press a cleansed washcloth immovably against the injury when you hunker down for passing stool.
  3. Cool the injury using an ice compress, or place a cool witch hazel cushion between the wound and a clean sanitary napkin.
  4. Take stool softeners or analgesics as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  5. For treatment of episiotomy wound in 1st week - betadine wash should be used 3-4 times a day.

While you're recovering, anticipate that the uneasiness will gradually reduce. Contact your doctor if the pain increases; the injury gets swollen, hot and excruciating; or if you notice a discharge with pus.

Vaginal discharge
Vaginal discharge (lochia) might be a problem for several weeks post-delivery. Expect a red, overwhelming stream of blood for the initial few days. The release will continuously decrease, getting to be watery and changing from pink or chestnut to yellow and finally white. Contact your doctor if:

  1. You have substantial vaginal drying
  2. The discharge has a foul scent
  3. You have a temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or more

Contractions
You may feel contractions for the initial few days post-delivery. These constrictions, which frequently seem like menstrual cramps help in preventing excess bleeding by compressing the vessels. These contractions have a tendency to get more intense with subsequent deliveries. Your healthcare supplier may suggest an OTC pain reliever as well. Contact your healthcare personnel in the event of fever or if the stomach area is tender to your touch. These symptoms and side effects could show a uterine disease. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

2334 people found this helpful

Vagina- Things You Must Know About it

MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Pune
Vagina- Things You Must Know About it

Pregnancy can wreak havoc in your body; be it your hormones overflowing or the constant crying of your newborn that makes you agitated after a point of time. Your baby will probably be your top priority in times like these but maybe, you can put yourself on the list as well once in a while because carrying a human inside isn’t a very easy task.

Vaginal soreness
On the off chance that you suffered a vaginal tear or an episiotomy while delivering, the injury may sting for a couple of weeks. Broad tears may take more time to heal. Meanwhile, you can promote healing by:

  1. In case of sitting becoming uncomfortable, try sitting on a cushion or cushioned ring.
  2. Utilize a squeezer-bottle in order to pour lukewarm water over the vulva while you're urinating. Press a cleansed washcloth immovably against the injury when you hunker down for passing stool.
  3. Cool the injury using an ice compress, or place a cool witch hazel cushion between the wound and a clean sanitary napkin.
  4. Take stool softeners or analgesics as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  5. For treatment of episiotomy wound in 1st week - betadine wash should be used 3-4 times a day.

While you're recovering, anticipate that the uneasiness will gradually reduce. Contact your doctor if the pain increases; the injury gets swollen, hot and excruciating; or if you notice a discharge with pus.

Vaginal discharge
Vaginal discharge (lochia) might be a problem for several weeks post-delivery. Expect a red, overwhelming stream of blood for the initial few days. The release will continuously decrease, getting to be watery and changing from pink or chestnut to yellow and finally white. Contact your doctor if:

  1. You have substantial vaginal drying
  2. The discharge has a foul scent
  3. You have a temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or more

Contractions
You may feel contractions for the initial few days post-delivery. These constrictions, which frequently seem like menstrual cramps help in preventing excess bleeding by compressing the vessels. These contractions have a tendency to get more intense with subsequent deliveries. Your healthcare supplier may suggest an OTC pain reliever as well. Contact your healthcare personnel in the event of fever or if the stomach area is tender to your touch. These symptoms and side effects could show a uterine disease.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

4099 people found this helpful

Postpartum - How Should You Take Care OF Your Vagina?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO
Gynaecologist, Muzaffarpur
Postpartum - How Should You Take Care OF Your Vagina?

Pregnancy can wreak havoc in your body; be it your hormones overflowing or the constant crying of your newborn that makes you agitated after a point of time. Your baby will probably be your top priority in times like these but maybe, you can put yourself on the list as well once in a while because carrying a human inside isn’t a very easy task.

Vaginal soreness
On the off chance that you suffered a vaginal tear or an episiotomy while delivering, the injury may sting for a couple of weeks. Broad tears may take more time to heal. Meanwhile, you can promote healing by:

  1. In case of sitting becoming uncomfortable, try sitting on a cushion or cushioned ring.
  2. Utilize a squeezer-bottle in order to pour lukewarm water over the vulva while you're urinating. Press a cleansed washcloth immovably against the injury when you hunker down for passing stool.
  3. Cool the injury using an ice compress, or place a cool witch hazel cushion between the wound and a clean sanitary napkin.
  4. Take stool softeners or analgesics as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  5. For treatment of episiotomy wound in 1st week - betadine wash should be used 3-4 times a day.

While you're recovering, anticipate that the uneasiness will gradually reduce. Contact your doctor if the pain increases; the injury gets swollen, hot and excruciating; or if you notice a discharge with pus.

Vaginal discharge
Vaginal discharge (lochia) might be a problem for several weeks post-delivery. Expect a red, overwhelming stream of blood for the initial few days. The release will continuously decrease, getting to be watery and changing from pink or chestnut to yellow and finally white. Contact your doctor if:

  1. You have substantial vaginal drying
  2. The discharge has a foul scent
  3. You have a temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or more

Contractions
You may feel contractions for the initial few days post-delivery. These constrictions, which frequently seem like menstrual cramps help in preventing excess bleeding by compressing the vessels. These contractions have a tendency to get more intense with subsequent deliveries. Your healthcare supplier may suggest an OTC pain reliever as well. Contact your healthcare personnel in the event of fever or if the stomach area is tender to your touch. These symptoms and side effects could show a uterine disease. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

2 people found this helpful

Table of Content

About Betadine 5% Powder
When is Betadine 5% Powder prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Betadine 5% Powder?
What are the side effects of Betadine 5% Powder?
Key highlights of Betadine 5% Powder
What are the substitutes for Betadine 5% Powder?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Betadine 5% Powder approved?
What are the interactions for Betadine 5% Powder?