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Betadine Gargle Solution is a disinfectant and antiseptic agent that is used provide a temporary relief from occasional sore throat. It contains povidone-iodine as an active ingredient which kills the causative bacteria.
Povidone-iodine exhibits temporary relief from sore throat by killing the responsible germs. It penetrates into the bacteria and interfere with their important life functions leading to their death.
Use Betadine Gargle Solution according to the directions given by the doctor. It is for external use only. Do not swallow the solution. It is recommended to put the required dose in the dosage cup and perform gargle with 10ml of the solution for 30 seconds. Do not use this solution if you have thyroid problems.
Consult your doctor if you notice any unusual side effects while using Betadine Gargle Solution.
Q: Can I drink water after using Betadine Gargle Solution?
A: Avoid drinking water or any beverages, eating, or even smoking for 30 minutes after you use Betadine Gargle Solution. This will ensure proper action of the solution.
Q: Is Betadine Gargle Solution good for sore throats?
A: Yes. The moment you feel a sore throat coming on, use this solution to treat and relieve sore throat symptoms. If you have severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat along with high fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting, it may be serious. You must consult with your doctor promptly.
Q: Should Betadine Gargle Solution be diluted before using?
A: Adults and children over 12 years of age can use this solution undiluted. Take 10ml of Betadine Gargle Solution and gargle for 30 seconds with it. Spit it out and do not swallow the solution.
Q: Can I use Betadine Gargle Solution daily?
A: No. Betadine Gargle Solution is indicated for the temporary relief of occasional sore throat. You should talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 7 days or irritation, pain and redness persists.
Q: Can Betadine Gargle Solution stain my teeth?
A: No, it does not stain the teeth. The brown colour of the solution is due to the active ingredient, povidone-iodine. It may stain dentures, braces, and or anu other dental work.
Q: What if I accidentally swallow Betadine Gargle Solution?
A: A small amount of Betadine Gargle Solution may be swallowed during gargling. If more than is used for gargling is accidentally swallowed by you or anyone else, get medical help or right away.
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