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Betadine is the name of Purdue Pharma's brand of consumer-available povidone-iodine (PVPI) topical antiseptics.

Betadine, like most PVPI products, is available in two formulations:

1. A solution, sold over-the-counter (OTC) for cleaning minor wounds[1] and used in hospitals to prepare a patient's skin prior to surgery.[2] Solutions are 10% povidone-iodine in water.

2. A 'surgical scrub', which is a mixture of povidone-iodine and detergent, sold OTC as a skin cleaner and disinfectant hand wash[1] and used for cleansing hands prior to surgery and other aseptic procedures.[2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Betadine® Microbicides for the home". Purdue Pharma. Retrieved 2007-03-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Betadine® Microbicides for hospitals". Purdue Pharma. Retrieved 2007-03-29.

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