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Betadine Ophthalmic Solution (povidone iodine ophthalmic) Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with Betadine Ophthalmic Solution (povidone iodine ophthalmic):

Moderate

Iodine (applies to Betadine Ophthalmic Solution) thyroid/metabolic abnormality

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism

Elevated serum iodine levels can lead to altered thyroid function and metabolic abnormalities in patients receiving oral iodine therapy as well as topical therapy. Iodine should be used cautiously in patients with thyroid disorders. Monitoring thyroid function is recommended.

References

  1. "Product Information. Iodopen (sodium iodide)." Fujisawa, Deerfield, IL.
  2. "Product Information. Betadine Ophthalmic (povidone iodine ophthalmic)." Akorn Inc, Lincolnshire, IL.
  3. "Product Information. Betadine Ointment (povidone iodine topical)." Purdue Frederick Company, Norwalk, CT.
Moderate

Povidone iodine ophthalmic (applies to Betadine Ophthalmic Solution) thyroid disorders

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Thyroid Disease

Povidone iodine ophthalmic solution has not been studied for use in patients with thyroid disorders. Caution is advised due to the possibility of iodine absorption.

More about Betadine Ophthalmic Solution (povidone iodine ophthalmic)

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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