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Povidone Iodide (Dilute Betadyne Solution)

Antiinfective, Topical ophthalmic, Eye drop, Topical antifungal

Brand Names

Povidone Iodine (Ophthalmic)

Drug Information

Pharmacology

Antiseptic with antifungal properties

Contraindications

General
  • Do not allow more than a few minutes contact with the eye of concentrations greater than 1% solution – lavage within 5 minutes.

Adverse Effects

General
  • Local irritation is possible.
  • Damage to the corneal epithelium is possible if solutions of concentrations greater than 1% are not lavaged from the eye within 5 minutes.

Comments

Solutions of greater than 1% should be lavaged from the eye within 5 minutes to prevent damage to the corneal epithelium.
Products must be compounded and diluted from the commercially available povidine iodine 10% solution and diluted to a final concentration of 0.5 – 1% for antiviral indications and no more than 5% for use as an ophthalmic irrigant.

Available Forms

Human
  • None – products must be compounded and diluted from the commercially available povidone iodine 10% solution and diluted to a final concentration of 0.5 – 1% for antiviral indications and no more than 5% for use as an ophthalmic irrigant.
Veterinary – General
  • None

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