BETADINE DRY POWDER SPRAY

Active substance: POVIDONE-IODINE

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Betadine
Dry Powder 25mg/g Topical Spray
Povidone iodine.

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Betadine Dry Powder
Spray carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask a doctor or pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
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• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen
or do not improve.
• If any of the side effects become serious, or if you
notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet, stop
using Betadine Dry Powder Spray immediately and
tell a doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Betadine Dry Powder Spray is and what it is
used for
2. Before you use Betadine Dry Powder Spray
3. How to use Betadine Dry Powder Spray
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Betadine Dry Powder Spray
6. Further information
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1. What Betadine Dry Powder Spray is and what it is
used for
Betadine Dry Powder Spray contains povidone iodine,
which kills a wide range of germs, including bacteria,
viruses, fungi and simple organisms. Betadine Dry
Powder Spray is used as an antiseptic for the treatment
and prevention of infection in wounds including ulcers,
small areas of burns, cuts and other minor injuries.
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2. Before you use Betadine Dry Powder Spray
Do not use Betadine Dry Powder Spray:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to povidone
iodine or any of the other ingredients listed in
section 6 of this leaflet.
• If you currently have or have ever had, a thyroid
problem, including swelling (nodular colloid goitre,
endemic goitre or Harishimoto’s thyroiditis), as using
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Betadine Dry Powder Spray in these circumstances
can further affect the function of your thyroid.
• On children under two years of age.
• Betadine Dry Powder Spray should not be used in
serious cavities.
If you are not sure whether any of the above apply to
you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using
Betadine Dry Powder Spray.
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Take special care with Betadine Dry Powder Spray:
• If your skin is broken (for example, due to a burn)
as using Betadine Dry Powder Spray in these
circumstances may cause toxic levels of iodine to be
absorbed into your blood.
• If you currently have or have ever had a kidney
problem as using Betadine Dry Powder Spray in

these circumstances may cause toxic levels of iodine
to be absorbed into your blood.
• Avoid inhalation.
• Avoid contact with the eyes.
If the above applies to you or you are not sure
whether it does, speak to your doctor or pharmacist
before using Betadine Dry Powder Spray.

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Using other medicines
Please tell a doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or
have recently taken, any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription, before
you use Betadine Dry Powder Spray. In particular, you
should tell your doctor if you are taking the following:
• Lithium (for depression) can interact with Betadine
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Dry Powder Spray to affect the function of the thyroid
gland. Therefore, concurrent use should be avoided.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you know you are, or think you might be pregnant,
or are breastfeeding, talk to a doctor or pharmacist
before using Betadine Dry Powder Spray, or any other
medicine.
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Other Special Precautions
• Tell your doctor if you are due to have a thyroid
test, faeces (stool) or urine test, as Betadine Dry
Powder Spray may affect the results.
• Betadine Dry Powder Spray can permanently
discolour white gold jewellery and it is
recommended that this type of jewellery should be
removed before using this product.
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Betadine Dry Powder Spray must NOT be used on
children under 2 years of age.
If you accidentally swallow any Betadine Dry Powder
Spray: You should go to your nearest Accident and
Emergency department or contact your doctor
immediately. Take this leaflet and any other packaging
with you so they know what you have taken.
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3. How to use Betadine Dry Powder Spray
For topical use on the skin only.
Adults, the elderly and children over 2 years of age:
Shake the can well before use. Spray the affected
area from a distance of 6-10 inches (15-25cm) until
a dusting of powder is deposited. If necessary, the
treated area may be covered with a dressing.

If you have any further questions on the use of Betadine
Dry Powder Spray, ask a doctor or pharmacist before use.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Betadine Dry Powder Spray may
cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following side effects
stop using Betadine Dry Powder Spray and go to

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your nearest Accident and Emergency department or
contact your doctor immediately:
• Allergic-type reactions, including difficulty breathing
or swallowing, a rash, swelling of the face, lips,
throat or tongue.
You may also experience the following side effects:
• Betadine Dry Powder Spray could also cause itching
and burns on your skin (rarely).
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• Applying very large amounts of medicines
containing povidone iodine, or using such products
over a long period of time can occasionally cause
thyroid disorders (symptoms of which include
weight loss, increased appetite and sweating, or
lack of energy and weight gain). Other effects that
have been reported are increased amounts of acid
in your blood (the main symptoms are shortness of

breath, confusion and lethargy), and kidney failure
(symptoms include difficulty in urinating, thirst and
a dry mouth, and pain in one side of your back).
Should you suffer from any of these side effects, or
if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
stop using Betadine Dry Powder Spray immediately
and tell a doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

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5. How to store Betadine Dry Powder Spray
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Betadine Dry Powder Spray after the
expiry date which is printed on the bottom of the
aerosol can. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
Do not store above 25°C.

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Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

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6. Further Information
What Betadine Dry Powder Spray contains:
• The active substance is povidone iodine 2.5w/w.
Each gram of Betadine Dry Powder Spray contains
25mg povidone iodine.
• The other ingredients are: Isopropyl myristate,
N-pentane, Butane 40 (E943) and Soya lecithin.
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What Betadine Dry Powder Spray looks like; and
contents of the pack
Betadine Dry Powder Spray is a topical spray and is sold
in an aerosol can containing 50, 100 or 200ml of product.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Ayrton Saunders Ltd, 9 Arkwright Road, Astmoor
Industrial Estate, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1NU, UK.
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Manufacturer
Pharmasol Ltd, North Way, Walworth Industrial
Estate, Andover, SP10 5AZ, UK.
This leaflet was last revised: May 2013
Betadine is a registered trademark.
PL16431/0190 v4

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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