There is a solution of Betadine (not a replacement).
: 408 р. Average online price (suppositories, 7pcs.) * : 408 p.
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Instructions for use
Available forms and components
According to the instructions to Betadine, this drug is a vaginal candle weighing 0.2 g each. Packaging includes 7 suppositories. They have a torpedo shape and dark brown color.
The active substance is povidone-iodine (200 mg in one candle). The auxiliary ingredient is macrogol.
The drug should be stored in a dry place where there is no direct sunlight. Temperature is from 5 to 15 ° C. Children should not be allowed access to medication. Candles have a five-year shelf life.
Before replacing the prescribed funds for the same you need to consult a doctor.
Action on the body
Betadine candles have a powerful disinfectant and antiseptic effect. The drug demonstrates high efficiency in relation to:
Its bactericidal properties manifest as a result of the release of free iodine. The introduction of suppositories contribute to the death of fungi and other microorganisms within a minute. Combined with cellular proteins of infectious agents, iodine leads to their coagulation. At the same time it is discolored. As a result, the degree of saturation of the brown color makes it possible to judge the effectiveness of the drug.
The drug has a local effect, it penetrates shallowly into the tissue and is not absorbed into the blood. But his “work” occurs for a long time due to the slow release of active iodine from the tissues.
Improving health from the use of candles is manifested in:
- normalization of vaginal flora,
- getting rid of itching and burning,
- no irritant due to the presence of water-soluble substances.
The advantage of Betadine is also the impossibility of getting used to its composition and non-toxicity.
An important part of the manual is information about indications, contraindications and possible consequences of the use of candles.
Indications for the use of candles Betadine are various infections of the female genital sphere:
- caused by fungi,
- bacterial, including sexually transmitted,
- the simplest.
Betadine suppositories are prescribed for the following infectious and fungal diseases of the urinary organs:
- vaginitis (acute and chronic),
- bacterial vaginosis,
- genital herpes,
- fungal diseases of the vagina after treatment with steroids or antibiotics.
Suppositories are prescribed for prophylactic purposes before gynecological manipulations.
Vaginal suppository prophylaxis can be performed after casual sex without protection. This reduces the risk of infection with genital infection. It is very important not to be late - to make the procedure after contact within two hours.
States in which candles can not be used:
- dysfunction of the thyroid gland (due to stimulation of additional hormone production by active iodine),
- treatment of other diseases with radioactive iodine,
- if you have kidney problems, you need to consult a doctor,
- With caution during pregnancy and lactation,
- children's age (from chest to 8 years),
- chronic skin inflammation with rash and itching
- allergic to medication components
- hypersensitivity to iodine.
Pregnancy and lactation
In the first 2 months of pregnancy allowed the use of the drug.
In the later stages of pregnancy and during breastfeeding, the use is possible, but only with the permission of the doctor and under his control.
Possible consequences from the use of
The use of candles can cause an allergic reaction in the form of a bubble rash, itching, redness. With the abolition of the drug, these symptoms disappear.
If you use the suppositories uncontrollably and for a long time, then a woman may develop vaginal dysbiosis. This means the destruction of the beneficial microflora of the vagina and the colonization of the mucous membrane of conditionally pathogenic organisms that provoke inflammation.
With existing hereditary predisposition, thyrotoxicosis may develop (as a result of an increase in the amount of iodine, especially in case of overdose). Symptoms of acute iodine poisoning include:
- metallic taste in the mouth
- pain and burning in the throat or mouth,
- skin reactions
- renal impairment,
- laryngeal edema
- increased salivation,
- eye irritation,
- bowel dysfunction, etc.
Keep in mind. Factors to pay special attention to:
- Povidone-iodine has oxidizing properties. This may affect the results of blood, urine and scintigraphy tests (an examination of the thyroid gland involving radioisotopes).
- Patients who have been diagnosed with renal failure should exercise increased caution.
- In the process of treatment with lithium preparations, Betadine suppositories can not be used regularly.
- Suppositories have a spermicidal effect that should be considered by those planning a pregnancy.
- With proper use of the drug does not change the ability to drive a vehicle.
Compatibility with other drugs
It is not recommended to combine Betadine candles with other antiseptic or disinfectants. This requirement especially concerns the presence of alkali, mercury in preparations.
The effectiveness of combined drugs is reduced if Betadine is used together with:
- hydrogen peroxide,
- enzyme preparations containing taurolidine, silver, enzymes.
How to apply suppositories
First, it is recommended to moisten the candle with water . Then insert it into the vagina as deep as possible. This is done at bedtime in the evening.
The treatment regimen depends on the disease:
- Acute vaginitis. One candle once or twice a day. The general term is seven days.
- Chronic and subacute vaginitis. Once a day for one candle. Duration two weeks. If necessary, this period is extended.
During the course of treatment is recommended to use sanitary pads. During the period of menstruation the use of suppositories do not stop.
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