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Brand name: Betadine Antiseptic

Betadine Antiseptic is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) povidone-iodine. On this page you will find out more about Betadine Antiseptic, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: povidone-iodine

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Betadine Antiseptic 10% ointment, 65 g

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What this medicine is for

For the treatment of common skin infections. E.g. infected nails, tinea, cold sores and prevention of infections in minor burns, cuts and abrasions. Betadine Antiseptic Ointment is a bactericidal, sporicidal, fungicidal and virucidal antiseptic.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A brown viscous ointment
Dosage Form Ointment
Route of administration Topical
Medicine schedule
25g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
65g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Tube
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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