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Betadine Ophthalmic Dosage

Generic name: POVIDONE-IODINE 5mg in 1mL
Dosage form: ophthalmic solution
Drug class: Ophthalmic anti-infectives

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 29, 2022.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: While the inner surface and contents of the immediate container (i.e. bottle) are sterile, the outer surface of the bottle is not sterile. The use of the bottle in a sterile field should be avoided. BETADINE* 5% Sterile Ophthalmic Prep Solution is used as follows:

BETADINE* 5% Sterile Ophthalmic Prep Solution is used as follows:

  1. Make sure container is intact before use. To open, COMPLETELY TWIST OFF TAB, do not pull off.
  2. Gently pour entire contents of bottle into a sterile prep cup. Saturate sterile cotton-tipped applicator to prep lashes and lid margins using one or more applicators per lid; repeat once.
  3. Saturate sterile prep sponge or other suitable material to prep lids, brow and cheek in a circular ever-expanding fashion until the entire field is covered; repeat prep three (3) times.
  4. While separating the lids, irrigate the cornea, conjunctiva and palpebral fornices with BETADINE* 5% Sterile Ophthalmic Prep Solution using a sterile bulb syringe.
  5. After the BETADINE* 5% Sterile Ophthalmic Prep Solution has been left in contact for two minutes, sterile saline solution in a bulb syringe should be used to flush the residual prep solution from the cornea, conjunctiva, and the palpebral fornices.

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