Betagen (povidone iodine topical) Disease Interactions
There is 1 disease interaction with Betagen (povidone iodine topical):
Iodine (applies to Betagen) 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.
- "Product Information. Iodopen (sodium iodide)." Fujisawa, Deerfield, IL.
- "Product Information. Betadine Ophthalmic (povidone iodine ophthalmic)." Akorn Inc, Lincolnshire, IL.
- "Product Information. Betadine Ointment (povidone iodine topical)." Purdue Frederick Company, Norwalk, CT.
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No interaction information available.|
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