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Related to povidone-iodine: Betadine
a synthetic polymer used as a dispersing and suspending agent. Called also polyvinylpyrrolidone.
a water soluble complex of iodine with polyvinylpyrrolidone. Applied as an antiseptic in the form of solutions or ointments, it releases iodine. Used in cleansing and disinfecting the skin, preparing the skin preoperatively, and treating infections susceptible to iodine.
an antiseptic microbicide.
indications It is prescribed as a topical microbicide for disinfection of wounds, as a preoperative surgical scrub, for vaginal infections, and for antiseptic treatment of burns. A drop is also often placed into the eyes of neonates to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to iodine prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are local skin irritation, redness, and swelling.
povidone-iodineAn antiseptic drug suitable for application to the skin or, in the form of pessaries, to the vagina. It is also used as a mouthwash or gargle to treat mouth infections. Brand names are Betadine and Inadine.
a complex produced by reacting iodine with the polymer povidone; used as a topical anti-infective. Called also Betadine.