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Brand name: Betadine Sore Throat Gargle - Concentrated TM

Active ingredients: povidone-iodine

What it is used for

CONTAINER LABEL: Betadine Sore Throat Gargle. Concentrated. An aid in the treatment of sore throats.,CARTON: Betadine Concentrated Sore Throat Gargle. An aid in the treatment of sore throat. Must be diluted before use. Anti-viral and anti-bacterial sore throat treatment. Kills bacteria and viruses. Requires dilution. Convenient measure inside pack.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral Application
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A brown solution

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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