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
|Visual appearance||A brown viscous ointment|
|Route of administration||Topical|
25g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
65g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|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.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
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