Betadine is the name of Purdue Pharma's brand of consumer-available povidone-iodine (PVPI) topical antiseptics.Betadine, like most PVPI products, is available in two formulations:
1. A solution, sold over-the-counter (OTC) for cleaning minor wounds and used in hospitals to prepare a patient's skin prior to surgery. Solutions are 10% povidone-iodine in water.
2. A 'surgical scrub', which is a mixture of povidone-iodine and detergent, sold OTC as a skin cleaner and disinfectant hand wash and used for cleansing hands prior to surgery and other aseptic procedures.
· Tincture of iodine
· Lugol's iodine
1. ^ a b "Betadine Microbicides for the home". Purdue Pharma. Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
2. ^ a b "Betadine Microbicides for hospitals". Purdue Pharma. Retrieved on 2007-03-29