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Betadine Surgical Scrub
Povidone-iodine, 7.5% (0.75% available iodine)
for preparation of the skin prior to surgery
helps to reduce bacteria that potentially can cause skin infection
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
For external use only
Do not use this product
in the eyes
Stop use and ask a doctor
if irritation and redness develop
in rare instances of local irritation or sensitivity
When using this product
prolonged exposure to wet solution may cause irritation or, rarely, severe skin reactions
in pre-operative prepping, avoid “pooling” beneath the patient
Keep out of reach of children.
If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Surgical hand scrub:
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
Antiseptic hand wash:
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
Patient pre-operative skin preparation:
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
store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F)