Betadine Skin Cleanser [OTC]; Betadine Spray [OTC] [DSC]; Betadine Surgical Scrub [OTC]; Betadine Swab Aid [OTC]; Betadine Swabsticks [OTC]; Betadine [OTC]; ExCel AP [OTC]; GRX Dyne Scrub [OTC] [DSC]; GRX Dyne [OTC] [DSC]; Nasal Antiseptic [OTC]; NuPrep 5% Povidone-Iodine [OTC]; Operand Povidone-Iodine [OTC]; Operand Scrub [OTC]; PVP Prep [OTC]; Summers Eve Disp Medicated [OTC]
- It is used to treat or prevent bacterial infections.
- It is used to treat vaginal irritation, itching, and soreness.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
All dose forms:
- If you have an allergy to povidone, iodine, or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have an animal bite or a deep puncture wound.
- If you have a very bad burn or cut.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not use this drug if you are pregnant.
- If you have belly pain, nausea, throwing up, fever, chills, sores on your genitals, or bad-smelling discharge. Talk with your doctor.
- If you have just been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If signs get worse or last for more than 7 days, talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Use care when using on a large part of the skin. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
All dose forms:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Very bad vaginal irritation.
- Vaginal pain or swelling.
- Fever or chills.
- Skin irritation.
- Wash hands before and after use.
- Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth and eyes (may burn).
- Apply to clean dry skin.
- Let dry before covering with clothing.
- It may be covered with a bandage or dressing.
- Do not take this drug by mouth. For vaginal use only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Use vaginally.
- Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Do not freeze.
- Protect from heat.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.