What are the chemical components of betadine?
does it have any antibiotic properties?
Asked by Terry Deangeles 1 year ago.
Betadine is the name of Purdue Pharma's brand of consumer-available povidone-iodine (PVPI) topical antiseptics. -Betadine, like most PVPI products, is available in two formulations: 1. A solution, sold over-the-counter (OTC) for cleaning minor --woundsand used in hospitals to prepare a patient's skin prior to surgery.[ Solutions are 10% povidone-iodine in water. 2. A 'surgical scrub', which is a mixture of povidone-iodine and detergent, sold OTC as a skin cleaner and disinfectant hand wash and used for cleansing hands prior to surgery and other aseptic procedures. Drug Facts Active ingredient Purpose Povidone-iodine, 10% (1% available iodine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .First aid antiseptic Uses first aid to help prevent infection in minor cuts ,scrapes , burns Warnings For external use only Do not use in the eyes over large areas of the body Ask a doctor before use in case of deep or puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns Stop use and ask a doctor if the condition persists or gets worse you need to use this product for more than 1 week Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Directions: clean the affected area apply a small amount of product to the area 1 to 3 times daily may be covered with a sterile bandage if bandaged, let dry first Other information store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) Inactive ingredients pareth 25-9, purified water, sodium hydroxide. Betadine Skin Cleanser: Drug Facts Active ingredient Purpose Povidone-iodine, 7.5% – equal to 0.75% available iodine .............................. Antiseptic Uses-disinfectant hand wash and skin cleanser -significantly reduces bacteria on the skin Warnings For external use only Do not use this product -if you are sensitive to iodine or other product ingredients -in the eyes n over large areas of the body -longer than 1 week unless directed by a doctor Ask a doctor before use if you have -deep or puncture wounds n serious burns n animal bites -Stop using this product and ask a doctor if -redness, irritation, swelling, or pain continues or increases -infection occurs Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Directions -wet skin and apply a sufficient amount -for lather to cover all surfaces -wash vigorously for at least 15 seconds -rinse and dry thoroughly Other information : store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) Inactive ingredients ammonium nonoxynol-4 sulfate, nonoxynol-9, purified water, sodium hydroxide Answered by Romelia Thackeray 1 year ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: what are the chemical components of betadine? i need to know its properties and all. does anyone know about it? if so, could you tell me what they are? Answered by Yolanda Astley 1 year ago.
its nothing but POVIDONE IODINE SOLUTION and a very good anti bacrterial..... refer the product leaflet or the pamplet that comes with it........... Answered by Pearle Tofte 1 year ago.
What is a betadine shower?
i have to have ankle surgery and have to wash my ankle in a betadine shower
Asked by Hope Pryor 1 year ago.
A Betadine shower is a preoperative cleansing of the surgical site. Betadine is povidone iodine. Be sure you don't have an iodine allergy. Are you allergic to shellfish or other seafood, for example? On the night before the procedure, first shower and clean with your regular soap. Rinse. Squeeze out a tablespoon of Betadine onto a washcloth and scrub your ankle, foot and calf for 3 minutes. Rinse off all Betadine. Repeat and wash for 3 more minutes, the rinse completely. You'll be given written preop instructions for everything, when to do the Betadine shower and how, when to be NPO, etc. If the instructions you're given differ from mine, follow what you're given. Note to "hattie": If you've never heard of a Betadine shower, why are you telling this person what it is? Answered by Lesli Buker 1 year ago.
They should give you a pack with a scrubby thing saturated in the Betadine solution. There are instructions on the pack. It's made with a kind of iodine and detergent. It's kind of brownish and may stain your skin but it wears off after a while. Answered by Marietta Fryer 1 year ago.
Maybe you are suppose to use the betadine scub in the shower. Answered by Vallie Mccorrison 1 year ago.
I have never heard of a betedine "shower" but basically they want you to poor betadine over the wound, pat dry and rebandage. Hope this helps. Answered by Charla Dais 1 year ago.
Do you use only betadine for a mastectomy operation ? I am a Diabetic and my wound would not dry completely.?
It is my 5 th week after my operation and my wound is still watery. I am on antibiotic now.
Asked by Fernande Dunshee 1 year ago.
Betadine can be and is used to clean any kind of wound, as well as before and after a wound is made. Use betadine pads or swabs, then after cleaning with betadine, use alcohol pads or swabs. The alcohol will further clean, as well as remove the dye from the betadine. Be prepared for some stinging from both. You can also use these swab stick things called Choloprep. I believe they are rx only, but it is 70% alcohol with cholorhexadine. This is a great cleaning agent. I am, however, allergic to betadine and cholohexadine. On me, they use plain hydrogen peroxide. I am assuming that they taught you how to properly care for and clean your wound, as well as how to properly dress it? I am assuming your doc has seen this and knows that it is still not healing? If not, you need to make an apt, they need to see this Answered by Kristeen Huso 1 year ago.
Betadine is one the mostly used anti-septics for postoperative care, but not the only one. The wound should be taken care by your doctor, in your situation your surgeon during routine controls. There are some other local solutions, antibiotics or creams that are used but it is better to use them under your doctor`s approval. For example, rifampicin is a very powerful antibiotic and we, the surgeons sometimes use locally although normally it is an oral or iv drug. However, you should be careful with the wound as you are a diabetic and you should never use anything unless told by your doctor. Probably, your wound will heal and dry out if you routinely see your doctor and do whatever he/she tells you. Hope you get better soon. Answered by Sherril Thomer 1 year ago.
ask the doctor. The thing I would be most worried about is staining the wound so that you couldn't assess the color of the wound margins. (which is very important) if you'd not already had problems, I wouldn't thing twice about it, but, you are on antibiotics. The doctor needs to be able to properly evaluate the wound. Answered by Shiloh Bloczynski 1 year ago.
Ask your doctor about Chloroprep. It doesn't smell, doesn't stain, and it dries quickly. Answered by Shavonda Witcraft 1 year ago.