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Brand name: Betadine Cold Sore Paint Pain Relief Formula

Betadine Cold Sore Paint Pain Relief Formula is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) povidone-iodine + ethanol + lauromacrogol-400. On this page you will find out more about Betadine Cold Sore Paint Pain Relief Formula, 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 + ethanol + lauromacrogol-400

Information for medicine and pack size:
Betadine Cold Sore Paint Pain Relief Formula paint, 8 mL

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What this medicine is for

Betadine cold sore paint pain relief formula contains: an antiseptic ingredient which helps check the infection, and a pain relieving ingredient which provides temporary relief from the pain of cold sores. An aid in the treatment of cold sores. Betadine cold sore products if applied at the first signs of a cold sore (usually an itching or tingling sensation) can help against the infection. They can inactivate the virus, thus reducing the risk of spreading the infection.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A dark brown alcoholic solution.
Dosage Form Paint
Route of administration Topical
Medicine schedule
8mL: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
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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