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Betadine Cold Sore Ointment if applied at the first signs of a cold sore (usually an itching or tingling sensation) can help against the infection. They can inactivate the virus, thus reducing the risk of spreading the infection.
DIRECTIONS: Apply Betadine Cold Sore Ointment liberally to the affected area at least four times a day. Wash hands before and after use.
PRECAUTIONS: Not to be used in known hypersensitivity to iodine or povidone. Do not use if known to have thyroid disease including goiter, thyroid nodules, or other thyroid diseases (especially elderly patients) as there may be a risk of developing hyperthyroidism from the administration of large amounts of iodine. It should not be used for 4 weeks prior to treatment for cancer of the thyroid.For external use only. Prolonged exposure to wet solution may cause allergy or contact dermatitis or rarely severe skin reactions. In instances of local irritation or sensitivity, discontinue use. Do not heat prior to application. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed by your doctor. Please read enclosed leaflet before use for medicine interactions. For external use only.
INGREDIENTS: Contains 10% w/w Povidone-Iodine. Equivalent to 1% w/w available Iodine.
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see your health professional.