Betadine Sore Throat Gargle is a concentrated anti-bacterial formula used as an aid in the treatment of sore throats. This gargle must be diluted before use; a convenient measure is included in the pack.
Povidine-Iodine 7.5%w/v equiv. 0.75%w/v available Iodine.
Dilute 1mL to 20mL with water using the measure provided and gargle for 30 seconds. DO NOT SWALLOW
As for the start of the action, the Betadine Concentrated Gargle 15 ml can be seen to react immediately after its application. The effective time for which the Povidone Iodine works actively is solely dependent on the mode of application and the site on which it is applied. A lot of patients have reported that the product starts its action pretty quickly, though. As for the interaction with alcohol, the effects are not known. Therefore, it is advisable to get a doctor’s recommendation before the application in such cases. No kind of adverse habit-forming tendencies or addictions has been seen to be established as well. For pregnant women, the usage of Concentrated Gargle 15 ml is not recommended. It should only be used if the doctors have advised doing so. Breastfeeding should be temporarily stopped if this product is used.
If the sore throat does not respond in two days or is accompanied by fever, headache, nausea or vomiting, medical attention should be sought. Not to be used in known hypersensitivity to iodine or povidone. If irritation, redness or swelling develops, discontinue treatment and consult a doctor. Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. For further information on contraindications to the use of povidone-iodine containing preparations, please refer to the package insert or consult your healthcare professional prior to use.
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