BECTODINE OINTMENT contains Povidone-Iodine, which belongs to the group of medicines called broad-spectrum antiseptics. BECTODINE OINTMENT is used as an antiseptic for the management of minor damage or infection of the skin. It kills harmful infection-causing microorganisms.
It also helps in the prevention of infection in burns, lacerations, cuts and abrasions, treatment of common skin infections, and for infection control following circumcision, suture removal and dressing changes, degerming care of stasis ulcers, decubitus ulcers and the umbilical area and in other procedures where degerming is needed.
Before using BECTODINE OINTMENT inform your doctor if you have any kind of allergies, if you currently have or ever had a thyroid problem, if you are currently having lithium therapy for depression, if your skin is broken (for example, due to a burn) or if you currently have, or have ever had, a kidney problem.
BECTODINE OINTMENT should be used with caution among pregnant and breastfeeding women and the elderly. BECTODINE OINTMENT is not recommended for use in children less than 2 years of age. The common side effects of taking BECTODINE OINTMENT are burning, irritation, itching and redness. Consult your doctor if any of your symptoms get worse or persist.