Povidone iodine is not recommended for regular use in neonates and is contraindicated in very low birth weight infant (below 1500 grams). Spread the solution, undiluted, onto the parts to be treated. After drying, an air-permeable film is formed, which can be easily washed off with water. The solution can be applied several times a day.
For disinfection of the hands the procedure is as follows:
1) Hygienic disinfection of the hands: 3m1 undiluted - allow to work in for one minute.
2) Surgical disinfection:
2x5ml undiluted - allow to work in 5 minutes.
For disinfection of the skin the procedure is as follows:
1) Application on skin with few sebaceous glands
Before injections, punctures and surgical operations, allow the solution to act for at least 1 minute.
2) Application on skin with many sebaceous glands
Before all operations allow the solution to act for at least 10 minutes, keeping the skin constantly moist.
In the disinfection of the skin before operations, avoid the formation of pools of the solution under the patient's body (because of possible irritation of the skin).
BETADINE@ Antiseptic Solution can be used diluted for rinsing and washing. For different uses dilutions are recommended. You may ask your doctor or your pharmacist about these. If there is no improvement of the symptoms after several days (2-5 days) regular application, you should consult your doctor.
Rarely, hypersensitive skin reactions may occur (e.g. delayed contact-allergic reactions, which can appear in the form of itching, redness, small blisters or similar manifestations). Involvement of other organs has been reported in isolated cases.
In single cases acute, generalized, allergic reactions with drop in blood pressure and/or shortness of breath (anaphylactic reactions) have been reported
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