13.11.4. Iodine

ChoiceDrugDosage
1st choicePovidone-iodine dry powder spray 2.5% (Betadine®)

Dose:
Use as directed for skin disinfection, particularly minor wounds and infections

Cautions

  • If applied to large wounds or severe burns povidone–iodine may produce systemic adverse effects such as metabolic acidosis, hypernatraemia and renal impairment