Betadine Mouthwash / Gargle Side Effects
Generic name: povidone iodine topical
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 7, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about povidone iodine topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Betadine Mouthwash / Gargle.
Applies to povidone iodine topical: external cream, external miscellaneous, external ointment, external pad, external solution, external swab.
Serious side effects
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad irritation where this drug is used.
Other side effects
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Irritation where this drug is used.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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- Drug class: antiseptic and germicides
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.