BETADINE OINT 20GM; povidone iodine, dermatological agents .
ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF BETADINE OINT 20GM
each 1 gram ointment contains 0.1 gm povidone iodine equivalent to 0.01 gm available iodine .
INDICATION OF BETADINE OINT 20GM
prevention of infections in wounds . Cracked skin , albrasions and burns . Treatment of bacterial , mycotic and viral skin and mucosal infections . Infected ulcers and decubitus (bedsores )
DOSAGE OF BETADINE OINT 20GM
Follow all directions given to you by your pharmacist or doctor carefully . They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for help if you do not understand the instructions on the box .
The recommended dose is : –
betadine should only be used for infants under 6 months or in small children under strict conditions where strongly indicated . – apply many times daily in the evening on the area needed to be disinfected . If required , cover with bandage . The treatment should be continued as long as the symptoms of an infection or a particular risk of infection are present or till complete recovery . upon infection relaps , treatment may be resumed .
OVER-DOSAGE OF BETADINE OINT 20GM
in case of accidental ingestion of large quantities of betadine ( 7 g/kg body weight ) , the following symptoms can occur : epigastric pain , vomiting , nausea and diarrhea , polydipsia , abdominal cramps , hypertension , tachycardia , cyanosis, headache , dizziness , delirium , collapse and numbness . in case of intoxication , immediate administration of strach solution and sodium thiosulfate solution . in addition , a careful clinical monitoring of the thyroid gland fuction should be performed to rule out a possible iodine – induce hyperthyroidism or to detect it early betadine is bactericidal , fungicidal , sporicidal , protozoacidal and virucidal . this microbicidal activity is caused by the oxidation and iodization of viral structures of microorganisms by iodine which is released from the povidone-iodine- complex . the effect occurs rapidly and is irreversible . the brown coloration of betadine ia a property of povidone-iodine and shows its efficacy . an increasing discoloration indicates a decrease in efficacy of the preparation . with complete discoloration no more efficacy is left . betadine disinfectant wound ointment is greaseless and therefore washable .
CONTRA-INDICATION OF BETADINE OINT 20GM
hypersensitivity to iodine or any of the ingredients in composition . In hyperthyroidism and other thyroid diseases . – in dermatitis herpetiformis . – during or before a radio – iodine therapy ( tell the completion of treatment ) . In neonates and infants below 6 months .
STORAGE OF BETADINE OINT 20GM
store at room temperature not exceeding 30 ° C .
PACK OF BETADINE OINT 20GM
carton box containing a collapsible aluminum tube of 20 gm ointment with white high density polyethylene cap + pamphlet .
BETADINE OINT 20GM MANUFACTURED BY
EL NILE CO. FOR PHARMACEUTICALS AND CHEmical Industries Cairo A.R.E. R.C.C. 115668 .
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