Betadine Antiseptic Ointment
Betadine Antiseptic Ointment is recommended for the treatment of common skin infections such as infected skin around the nails and tinea, as well as preventing infection in minor burns, cuts and abrasions. It is a bacterial, sporicidal and fungicidal antiseptic.
Contains 10% w/v povidone iodine - Equivalent to 1% w/v available iodine.
Cuts wounds and abrasions
Apply Betadine Antiseptic Liquid undiluted liberally to the injured area using a cotton tipped applicator or cotton wool as desired. Wipe away from the cut and cover the surrounding area well. Alternatively Betadine Antiseptic Ointment may be used.
Cool immediately in cold water for 10‐20 minutes. If red or blistered, cover with a non‐stick sterile dressing and see a doctor.
If a blister breaks, it is especially prone to infection. For this reason, treat an unbroken blister as you would one that is broken. Apply Betadine Antiseptic Liquid or Ointment, next, cover with a non‐stick dressing and secure in place with adhesive strapping or, if the blister is small, cover with a small adhesive dressing.
Not to be used in known hypersensitivity to iodine or povidone. If irritation, redness or swelling develops, discontinue treatment and consult a doctor.
Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
For further information on contraindications to the use of povidone-iodine containing preparations, please refer to the package insert or consult your healthcare professional prior to use.