A broad-spectrum antiseptic, bactericidal, virucidal sudsing skin cleanser for pre- and postoperative scrubbing or washing by hospital operating room personnel; for preoperative use on patients; and general use as an antiseptic microbicide in physician' office. Forms rich, golden lather.


  1. For Preoperative Washing by Operating Personnel
    1. Wet hands and forearms with water. Pour about5 cc. (1 teaspoonful) of BETADINE Surgical Scrub on the palm of the hand and spread over both hands and forearms. Without adding more water, rub the Scrub thoroughly over all areas for about five minutes. Use a brush if desired. Clean thoroughly under fingernails. Add a little water and develop copious suds. Rinse thoroughly under running water.
    2. Complete the wash by scrubbing with another5 cc. of BETADINE Surgical Scrub in the same way.
  2. For Preoperative Use on Patients
    After the skin area is shaved, wet it with water. Apply BETADINE Surgical Scrub (1 cc. is sufficient to cover an area of 20-30 square inches), develop lather and scrub thoroughly for about five minutes. Rinse off by aid of sterile gauze saturated with water. The area may then be painted with BETADINE Solution or sprayed with BETADINE Aerosol Spray and allowed to dry.
  3. For Use in the Physician' Office
    Use for washing whenever a germicidal soap is required. For maximum degerming of the hands proceed as under (A). To prepare the patient' skin proceed as under (B).

Note: Blue stains on starched linen will wash off with soap and water.

For External Use Only. Do not heat prior to application. In rare instances of local irritation or sensitivity, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children.


4 oz. plastic bottle, 16 oz. (1 pint) plastic bottle with and without pump, 32 oz. (1 quart) and 1 gal. plastic bottles.

Copyright 1991, 2000, The Purdue Frederick Company

Stamford, CT 06901-3431