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 your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has an animal bite, a deep puncture wound, or a very bad burn or cut.
- If your child has belly pain, nausea, throwing up, fever, chills, sores on the genitals, or bad-smelling discharge. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has just been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
If your child is pregnant:
- Do not give this drug to your child if she is pregnant.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If signs get worse or last for more than 7 days, talk with the doctor.
If your child is breast-feeding a baby:
- Tell the doctor if your child is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about any risks to the baby.
- Use care when using on a large part of the skin. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant:
- Tell the doctor if your child is pregnant or becomes pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of your child using this drug while pregnant.
- 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 your hands before and after use.
- Do not give by mouth. Use on your child’s skin only. Keep out of your child’s mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Put on clean, dry skin.
- Let dry before covering with clothing.
- It may be covered with a bandage or dressing.
- Do not give this drug by mouth. For vaginal use only. Keep out of your child’s 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 child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s 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 child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child 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.