povidone iodine (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Betadine
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosing Form & Strengths

gel

  • 10%

liquid

  • 10%

ointment

  • 10%

pad

  • 10%

solution

  • 7.5%
  • 10%

swabsticks

  • 10%

Topical Antiseptic

Apply to clean wound PRN

Surgical Scrub

Apply solution to wet hands and scrub for 5 min

Safety & efficacy in children not established

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Hypothyroidism in neonates (<28 days old) after use by mother prior to delivery; use with caution in pregnancy, lactation & children

            Severe pain on application

            Irritation

            Pruritus

            Erythema

            Rash

            Edematous erythema

            Acneform eruption

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

            Cautions

            Toxicity may occur if applied in large quantities or prolonged periods of time

            Use caution in patients with burns

            Use caution in renal impairment or thyroid disorders

            Use with caution in children

            Not for application to deep puncture wounds or serious burns

            Discontinue if swelling, redness, pain or irritation develop

            Do not use for longer than 1 week

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: B

            Lactation: Use caution; enters breast

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Wide spectrum microbicidal; oxidizes cell constituents; iodinates proteins and inactivates them

            Pharmacokinetics

            Absorption: Systemic absorptoin as iodine

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