For preoperative prepping of operative site, including the vagina, and as a general topical bactericide/virucide for: disinfection of wounds; emergency treatment of lacerations and abrasions; second- and third-degree burns; as a prophylactic anti-infective agent in hospital and office procedures, including postoperative application to incisions to help prevent infection; bacterial and mycotic skin infections; decubitus and stasis ulcers; as a preoperative swab in the mouth and throat.


Apply full strength as often as needed as a paint, spray, or wet soak. May be bandaged.

For External Use Only. In preoperative prepping, avoid "pooling" beneath the patient. Prolonged exposure to wet solution may cause irritation or rarely, severe skin reactions. In rare instance of local irritation or sensitivity, discontinue use. Do not heat prior to application.


1 / 2 oz., 4 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz. (1 pt.), 32 oz. (1 qt.) and 1 gal. plastic bottles.


BETADINE® Solution Swab Aid® Pads for degerming small areas of skin or mucous membranes prior to injections, aspirations, catheterization and surgery; boxes of 100 packettes. Also: disposable BETADINE® Solution Swabsticks, in packettes of 1's and 3's. BETADINE® Aerosol Spray povidone-iodine, 5% in 3 oz. bottles.

Copyright 1991, 2000, The Purdue Frederick Company

Stamford, CT 06901-3431


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