What is the Betadine drug used for

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Betadine is a medicine for cleaning wounds caused by injury to the skin. For example scratches, minor stab wounds, mild torn wounds, abrasions, and minor burns. Betadine is an antiseptic drug also known as “red medicine” because the medicine liquid is red.

How do you use Betadine?

Before applying the red medicine, clean the wound area first with clean water. After that, apply Betadine with a cotton bud directly on the wound. Leave it until the red medicine dries a little, then cover the wound with sterile tape or sterile dressing. Closing the wound keeps the injured skin area moist so that the healing process is faster.

This drug is only used on the skin. Avoid applying this cream to your eyes or the inside of your nose or mouth. If you have an eye or a red nose, pour it with plenty of water.

Follow all packaging instructions in the product, or use as directed by the doctor.

Before using this drug, test first by applying a little medicine to the skin of the back of the hand. Wait for the reaction for about 24 hours. Use as a dose if the skin does not show an allergic reaction. But if the area of the skin that is tested feels itchy, red, swollen, or blister, do not use this product and contact your doctor.

How to store Betadine?

This medicine is best stored at room temperature, keep it away from direct light and damp places. Do not store in the bathroom. Don’t freeze it. Other brands of this drug may have different storage rules.

How many doses of Betadine for adults?
Apply red-thin medicine to the area of the injured skin with a cotton bud, then cover the wound with a bandage or gauze bandage.

Use Betadine once a day or it can be repeated several times a day as needed until the wound heals. Do not forget to clean the wound again every time before repeating using Betadine, also replace the plaster with a new one every time after applying the red medicine.

How many doses of Betadine for children?

Apply red-thin medicine to the area of the injured skin with a cotton bud, then cover the wound with a bandage or gauze bandage.

Use Betadine once a day or it can be repeated several times a day as needed until the wound heals. Don’t forget to clean the wound again every time before repeating using Betadine, also replace the plaster with a new one every time after applying the red medicine.

In what dosages and preparations are Betadine available?

This drug is available in a 15 ml liquid preparation.

What are the possible side effects of Betadine?

Not everyone experiences side effects when using this drug. There may also be some side effects that have not been mentioned above. If you have concerns about certain side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Is Betadine safe for pregnant and lactating women?

It is not known whether this drug is safe for pregnant and lactating women. Always consult your doctor or midwife before using any medication, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.

Drug Interactions
What medicines should not be taken together with Betadine?
Drug interactions can change the performance of your medication or increase the risk of serious side effects. Not all possible drug interactions are listed in this document.

Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription or non-prescription medicines and herbal products) and consult a doctor or pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without the doctor’s consent.

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