Overview

Betadine Ointment is used for Chronic wounds, Infection in wounds, Minor cuts, Wound infection, Vagina infection, Blisters, Abrasions, Cold sores, Burns, Wound infections and other conditions. Betadine Ointment may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Betadine Ointment contains Povidone Iodine Topical as an active ingredient.
Betadine Ointment works by killing the bacteria.
Detailed information related to Betadine Ointment's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Uses

Betadine Ointment is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Side-effects

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

Precautions

Before using Betadine Ointment, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
  • wash your hands before and after applying Betadine Ointment. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
  • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Betadine Ointment. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
  • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
  • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

Interactions with Betadine Ointment

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

When not to use Betadine Ointment

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

Composition and Active Ingredients

Betadine Ointment is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Packages and Strengths

Betadine Ointment is available in the following packages and strengths
Betadine Ointment - Packages: 250GM Ointment, 15GM Ointment, 25GM Ointment, 50ML Solution, 100ML Solution, 125GM Ointment, 1 Solution
Betadine Ointment - Strengths: 5%, 2%, 10%

Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Betadine Ointment safe to use when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Betadine Ointment safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Betadine Ointment be used for chronic wounds and infection in wounds?
    Yes, chronic wounds and infection in wounds are among the most common reported uses for Betadine Ointment. Please do not use Betadine Ointment for chronic wounds and infection in wounds without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Betadine Ointment.
  • How long do I need to use Betadine Ointment before I see improvement of my conditions?
    TabletWise.com website users have reported same day and 3 days as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Betadine Ointment. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Betadine Ointment.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Betadine Ointment?
    TabletWise.com website users have reported once a day and twice a day as the most common frequency of using Betadine Ointment. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Betadine Ointment. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Betadine Ointment.
  • Should I use Betadine Ointment empty stomach, before food or after food?
    TabletWise.com website users have most commonly reported using Betadine Ointment anytime. However, this may not be reflective of how you should use this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Betadine Ointment.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when using this product?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Betadine Ointment medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Betadine Ointment. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, the government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can i stop using this product immediately or do I have to slowly wean off the use?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Betadine Ointment

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Betadine Ointment

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Betadine Ointment, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Betadine Ointment

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Betadine Ointment.

Expired Betadine Ointment

  • Taking a single dose of expired Betadine Ointment is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drugs. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to the product package.

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 9/27/2020.
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