Betadine Cream Uses, Benefits, Combinations, Side-Effects and FAQ

Betadine cream uses, benefits, combinations, side-effects. Cream use for wounds, burns, blisters, abrasions, minor cuts, and infection. It also use to kills organisms like bacteria, fungus, protozoa, and spores present on the infected skin.

Betadine Cream Uses

  • Cream for healing of wounds
  • Minor cuts
  • Burns
  • Blisters
  • Abrasions
  • Infection due to bacteria, fungus

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How Betadine Cream Works in the body?

Cream works by killing the bacteria or other organisms which causes infections.

Packages and capabilities

Cream comes in 10 gm, 15 gm, 20 gm, 25 gm and 100 gm packs with 5% or 10 % w/w.

Betadine Cream – combination, active content composition and active ingredients

Cream contains Povidone Iodine Topical as an active ingredient.

Betadine Cream Side Effects

These side effects not compulsory for everyone, some will observe and some are not. And these side effects are mild to moderate to severe depend on the patient’s condition.

  • Rashes
  • Skin irritation
  • Redness of skin
  • Allergic reactions

How to Use/take Betadine Cream

  • Follow instructions by the doctor.
  • Wash your hand before using cream.
  • Apply gently over the wound.
  • Do not apply in excess it may lead to peeling.
  • Never use near to your eyes and mouth.

Betadine Cream Substitutes

  • G Dine 5% Cream
  • Alfadine 5% Cream
  • Alphadin Rf 5% Cream

Drug Interaction of Betadine Cream

May interact with metal, lithium and collagenase

Betadine Cream Precautions

This cream should be use with caution in patients of thyroid hormone disorder.

Read also: Thyroid Disorders and its health related Problems

Prohibition / Contraindications

Do not use if you are allergic to iodine.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.Is cream is safe during pregnancy?

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Please consult to the doctor.

2.Is cream can be use while breastfeeding?

No, it is not safe. Please consult to the doctor.

3.Is it an antibiotic?

No it is not an antibiotic but it is an antiseptic.

4.Can we operate heavy machine or drive vehicle when using cream?

If you find side effects like weakness and dizziness then do not use this medicine. Because it may not be safe. Please take doctor’s advice before start using it.

5.Habit forming or addiction occur with cream?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

6.Consumption of alcohol is safe when taking cream?

Interaction with the alcohol is not known please consult with the doctor.

7.Is there any side effects of  cream?

Yes there are many side effects. Please refer to the article.

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