Is it OK to use Betadine on wounds?
Using Betadine antiseptic liquid, cream or ointment topically on minor wounds, cuts, abrasions or burns will help to reduce the risk of developing an infection. Betadine is a broad spectrum, nonselective antiseptic that is effective against microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi.
Is Betadine the same as iodine?
A commonly used antimicrobial agent is povidone-iodine (Betadine), a complex of iodine, the bactericidal component, with polyvinylpyrrolidone (povidone), a synthetic polymer. The most common commercial form is a 10% solution in water yielding 1% available iodine.
Is Betadine an antibacterial?
The active ingredient in Betadine is povidone-iodine, a powerful antiseptic agent that kills most bacteria and viruses.