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Betadine Mouthwash/Gargle Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with Betadine Mouthwash / Gargle (povidone iodine topical).


Iodine (applies to Betadine Mouthwash/Gargle) thyroid/metabolic abnormality

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

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.


  1. "Product Information. Betadine Ophthalmic (povidone iodine ophthalmic)." Akorn Inc, Lincolnshire, IL.
  2. "Product Information. Betadine Ointment (povidone iodine topical)." Purdue Frederick Company, Norwalk, CT.
  3. "Product Information. Iodopen (sodium iodide)." Fujisawa (2001):

Betadine Mouthwash/Gargle drug interactions

There is 1 drug interaction with Betadine Mouthwash / Gargle (povidone iodine topical).

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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.

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