Betadine Antiseptic Solution 8 oz
BETADINE® is an aqueous solution made of 10% povidone-iodine (PVP-I). It is a fast-acting, broad-spectrum antiseptic that helps reduce bacteria that potentially can cause skin infection. It is used to prevent or treat infection in minor wounds. It is effective at killing bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans, molds and yeast.
Povidone-iodine is a broad spectrum antiseptic for topical application in the treatment and prevention of infection in wounds. It may be used in first aid for minor cuts, scrapes, burns, abrasions and blisters. Providone also exhibits longer lasting antiseptic effects than tincture of iodine, due to its slow absorption via soft tissue, during which C+ ions cause slow release of iodine, making it the choice for longer surgeries. CloroHexine provides similar results, but with no toxity concerns
10% Povidone-iodine. 2-Pyrrolidinone, 1-ethenyl-, homopolymer, compd. with iodine. Betadine is a stable chemical complex of polyvinylpyrrolidone (povidone, PVP) and elemental iodine. It contains from 9.0% to 12.0% available iodine, calculated on a dry basis.