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Betadine Surgical Scrub
Betadine® Surgical Scrub
(povidone-iodine, 7.5%)

Betadine® Surgical Scrub

(7.5% povidone-iodine)
Antiseptic Non-Sterile Scrub
Bactericidal/Virucidal Sudsing Skin Cleanser

A sudsing cleanser that contains 7.5% povidone-iodine

Povidone-iodine, the active ingredient in Betadine® products, works against a broad spectrum of pathogens in vitro.1

  • Helps to reduce bacteria that potentially can cause skin infection. For preparation of the skin prior to surgery
  • For handwashing to reduce bacteria on the skin
  • Significantly reduces the number of microorganisms on the hands and forearms prior to surgery or patient care
  • Wet hands with water
  • Spread about 5 cc (1 teaspoonful) of Scrub over both hands and forearms
  • Without adding more water, scrub thoroughly for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes
  • Use a sponge if desired. Clean thoroughly under fingernails
  • Add a little water and develop copious suds. Rinse thoroughly under running water
  • Repeat the entire procedure using another 5 cc of Scrub
  • Wet hands with water and pour about 5 cc of Scrub on hands
  • Rub hands vigorously together for at least 15 seconds, covering all surfaces
  • Rinse and dry with a disposable towel
  • Single use only. Single use may prevent extrinsic contamination
  • Wet skin with water
  • Apply Scrub (1 cc is sufficient to cover an area of 20-30 square inches); develop lather and scrub thoroughly for about 5 minutes
  • Rinse off using sterile gauze saturated with water
  • The area may then be painted with Betadine solution and allowed to dry

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Betadine Swabsticks
Betadine® Solution Swabsticks
(povidone-iodine solution USP, 10%)
Available in packages of 1 or 3 Swabsticks
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Betadine Solution
Betadine® Solution
(povidone-iodine, 10%)

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Betasept® Antiseptic Non-Sterile Surgical Scrub
(chlorhexidine gluconate 4%)

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For Professional and Hospital Use Only. Not Labeled for Consumer Use.

Betadine® products are for external use only. Single use will reduce the risk of infection from extrinsic contamination with products not labeled as single use only. Do not use in the eyes or if you are allergic to povidone-iodine or any other ingredients in this preparation. Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation, sensitization, or allergic reaction occurs. When using these products, prolonged exposure to wet solution may cause irritation or, rarely, severe skin reactions. In preoperative prepping, avoid 'pooling' beneath the patient. Keep out of reach of children. Please read full product label before use.

Betasept® products are for external use only. Single use will reduce the risk of infection from extrinsic contamination with products not labeled as single use only. Do not use: If you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredients; in contact with meninges; in the genital area; as a preoperative skin preparation of the head or face. When using this product keep out of eyes, ears, and mouth. May cause serious and permanent eye injury if placed or kept in the eye during surgical procedures. May cause deafness when instilled in the middle ear through perforated eardrums. If solution should contact these areas, rinse out promptly and thoroughly with water. Wounds which involve more than the superficial layers of the skin should not be routinely treated. Repeated general skin cleansing of large body areas should not be done except when the underlying condition makes it necessary to reduce the bacterial population of the skin. Stop use and ask doctor if irritation, sensitization or allergic reaction occurs. These may be signs of a serious condition. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Warning: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. Please read full product label before use.

  1. Data on File. Evaluation of four povidone-iodine test products for their antimicrobial properties when challenged with various microorganism strains using an in-vitro time-kill method. BioScience Laboratories; December 2001. The Purdue Frederick Company: Stamford, CT.