WHAT IS BETADINE POVIDONE IODINE 5% / 10% ANTISEPTIC CREAM
Betadine cream is made by reputable Win Medicare Laboratories. Betadine cream contains Povidone Iodine 5% antiseptic and disinfectant components. Betadine combination product is used to treat minor wounds (e.g., cuts, scrapes, burns) and to help prevent or treat mild skin infections. Some minor skin wounds and skin infections may heal faster when an antibiotic is applied to the affected area. This product contains antibiotics that work by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria.
Povidone-iodine 5% as the main component of Betadine cream, also known as iodopovidone, is an antiseptic used for skin disinfection before and after surgery. It may be used both to disinfect the skin of the patient and the hands of the healthcare providers. Betadine may also be used for minor and mid wounds. Side effects include skin irritation. It is not recommended for pregnant women. Povidone-iodine 5% is a chemical complex of povidone, hydrogen iodide, and elemental iodine. It contains from 5% to 12% available iodine. It works by releasing iodine which results in the death of a range of microorganisms.