Betadine Antiseptic Topical Ointment contains povidone iodine, which is used for the treatment of common skin infections. Betadine Antiseptic Topical Ointment is used as an antiseptic for the treatment of common skin infections such as infections of the skin around the nails, prevention of infections in minor burns, cuts and abrasions.
Betadine Antiseptic Topical Ointment is for external use only.
- Before applying the Povidoneiodine preparations ensure the area is clean. Povidone-iodine preparations may react with blood or pus and lead to ineffectiveness of the preparation.
- Apply directly to the affected area two to three times daily.
- The affected area may be bandaged.
- Do not heat prior to application.
- If you do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.
When you must not use it:
- Avoid application to extensive burn areas.
- Known hypersensitivity to iodine or povidone. If irritation, redness or swelling develops, discontinue treatment and consult a doctor.
- If you currently have or have ever had, a thyroid problem, including swelling (nodular colloid goitre, endemic goitre or Hashimoto's thyroiditis), as there may be a risk of developing
- Hyperthyroidism from the administration of large amounts of iodine.
- It should not be used for 4 weeks prior to treatment for cancer of the thyroid.
- Povidone iodine preparations should not be applied over a long period and to large areas of the skin (e.g., not to more than 10% of the total body surface and for not longer than 14 days) unless strictly indicated.
DO NOT USE IF TUBE SEAL IS BROKEN OR AFTER EXPIRY DATE.
- Keep your medicine in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25 C.
- Keep it where children cannot reach it.