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Betadine Ophthalmic Solution Side Effects

Generic name: povidone iodine ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about povidone iodine ophthalmic. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Betadine Ophthalmic Solution.

Applies to povidone iodine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution.

A healthcare professional will apply this medicine while you are being prepared for eye surgery or medical procedure.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild irritation where the medicine was applied;

  • temporary yellow discoloration of the whites of your eyes; or

  • temporary yellow discoloration on the skin where this medicine was applied.

Less serious side effects may be more likely, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.