Povidone Iodine (Betadine)


  • Antiseptic


  • Iodine microbicidal agent


  • Skin disinfectant  


  • Allergy to iodine.


  • Pregnancy category D

  • For external use only, do not use near eyes or on mucous membranes.

  • Do not ingest.

  • Product will stain skin and clothing.

  • Do not use as an occlusive dressing.

Adverse Reactions (Side Effects):

Generally well tolerated.


  • Administered as a shampoo, ointment or scrub

  • Apply to desired areas to disinfect.  Work scrub and shampoo into a lather and then rinse well.


Source: Operational Medicine 2001,  Health Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20372-5300  

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