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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Betadine, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Betadine side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Betadine.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Betadine side effects are:
Rashes (28 reports)
Burning (23 reports)
Skin Blisters (15 reports)
Extreme Swelling (15 reports)
Lesions (10 reports)
Extreme Swelling, Skin Blisters, Lesions (8 reports)
Burning Eyes (7 reports)
Nausea (2 reports)
Hives (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Betadine side effects . You can also compare Betadine side effects or view FDA reports.

Betadine Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Betadine reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Betadine on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Punctate Keratitis, Corneal Opacity, Eye Pain
on Oct 28, 2013 Male from US , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betadine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betadine side effects: punctate keratitis, corneal opacity, eye pain. Betadine dosage: Unk Gtt, Unk.

Anaphylactic Reaction, Vaginal Disorder, Pruritus, Urticaria, Rash Macular, Burning Sensation, Malaise, Hypertension, Pharyngeal Oedema
Patient was taking Betadine Surgical Scrub 7.5%. Patient felt the following Betadine side effects: anaphylactic reaction, vaginal disorder, pruritus, urticaria, rash macular, burning sensation, malaise, hypertension, pharyngeal oedema on Aug 14, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 78 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • surgery
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
and. Betadine Surgical Scrub 7.5% dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Accidental Exposure To Product, Pneumonia Aspiration
Adverse event was reported on Mar 11, 2013 by a Male taking Betadine (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 34 years of age, After Betadine was administered, patient encountered several Betadine side effects: accidental exposure to product, pneumonia aspiration.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Atropine
  • Meperidine /00016301/
  • Dexamethasone (4 Mg, Single)
  • Penicillin G /00000901/ (2000000 Unit, Single)
  • Thiopental Sodium
  • Halothane
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oxygen


Accidental Exposure To Product, Pneumonia Aspiration, Atelectasis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
on Mar 04, 2013 Female from US , child 7 years of age, was treated with Betadine Solution Swabsticks. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betadine side effects: accidental exposure to product, pneumonia aspiration, atelectasis, acute respiratory distress syndrome. Betadine Solution Swabsticks dosage: N/A.


Urticaria, Swelling Face, Insomnia, Flushing, Chemical Burn Of Skin, Skin Exfoliation, Wound Dehiscence
on Jan 08, 2013 Male from US , 22 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betadine Solution Swabsticks. Patient felt the following Betadine side effects: urticaria, swelling face, insomnia, flushing, chemical burn of skin, skin exfoliation, wound dehiscence. Betadine Solution Swabsticks dosage: 10% Solution.

Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome
Patient was taking Betadine. After Betadine was administered, patient encountered several Betadine side effects: toxic anterior segment syndrome on Jun 07, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 77 years of age, weighting 111.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Betadine dosage: (ophthalmic).
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Bss ((intraocular))
  • Nevanac ((ophthalmic))
  • Epinephrine


Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome
Adverse event was reported on Jun 07, 2012 by a Male taking Betadine (Dosage: Ophthalmic) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, weighting 181.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betadine side effects: toxic anterior segment syndrome.
Associated medications used:
  • Nevanac (Ophthalmic)
  • Vigamox (Ophthalmic)
  • Epinephrine
  • Bss (Ophthalmic)
  • Bss (Intraocular)


Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome
on Jun 07, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 45 years of age, weighting 154.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betadine. Patient felt the following Betadine side effects: toxic anterior segment syndrome. Betadine dosage: Ophthalmic.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Nevanac ((ophthalmic))
  • Bss (Intraocular)
  • Epinephrine
  • Vigamox ((ophthalmic))
  • Bss ((intraocular))


Anterior Chamber Fibrin, Corneal Oedema, Hypopyon, Vitritis, Endophthalmitis
on Apr 02, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 74 years of age, was treated with Betadine. After Betadine was administered, patient encountered several Betadine side effects: anterior chamber fibrin, corneal oedema, hypopyon, vitritis, endophthalmitis. Betadine dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Oftalar
  • Tobradex
  • Liquifilm
  • Vancomicina
  • Ceftazidime
  • Moxifloxacin (Unk)
  • Tropicamide
  • Amikacin Sulfate


Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Device Dislocation, Nausea, Genital Haemorrhage, Presyncope, Dizziness
Patient was taking Betadine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betadine side effects: abdominal pain, vomiting, device dislocation, nausea, genital haemorrhage, presyncope, dizziness on Apr 16, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 19 years of age, weighting 139.0 lb, . Betadine dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Post Procedural Complication, Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome
Adverse event was reported on Apr 03, 2012 by a Male taking Betadine (Dosage: (ophthalmic)) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, Patient felt the following Betadine side effects: post procedural complication, toxic anterior segment syndrome.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Vancomycin
  • Phenylephrine Hcl
  • Alcaine ((ophthalmic))
  • Ocufen
  • Bss ((intraocular))
  • Cyclogyl ((ophthalmic))
  • Epinephrine


Iritis, Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome
on Mar 19, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, weighting 215.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betadine. After Betadine was administered, patient encountered several Betadine side effects: iritis, toxic anterior segment syndrome. Betadine dosage: Ophthalmic.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome
on Feb 08, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 86 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betadine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betadine side effects: toxic anterior segment syndrome. Betadine dosage: Ophthalmic.
Associated medications used:
  • Bss (Intraocular)
  • Bss Plus (Intraocular)


Endophthalmitis, Post Procedural Complication
Patient was taking Betadine Ophthalmic 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution (betadine). Patient felt the following Betadine side effects: endophthalmitis, post procedural complication on Dec 30, 2011 from NORWAY Additional patient health information: Female , 85 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Betadine Ophthalmic 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution (betadine) dosage: For 2 Minute Before Surgery, Ophthalmic.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Phenylephrine 1.5% (phenylephrine) (0.15-0.30 Ml Mixture With Lidocaine 10 Mg/ml, Intraocular)
  • Cefuroxime (1 Mg, Intraocular)
  • Phenylephrine Eye Drops (phenylephrine) (Topical)
  • Maxidex Ophthalmic 0.1% Ophthalmic Solution (dexamethasone) (0.1% Tid, 0.1% Bid, Topical)
  • Lidocaine 1% (0.15-0.30 Ml Mixture With Phenlephrine 15 Mg.ml, Intraocular)
  • Cyclopentolate Eye Drops (cyclopentolate) (Topical)


Endophthalmitis
Adverse event was reported on Dec 30, 2011 by a Male taking Betadine Ophthalmic 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution (betadine) (Dosage: For 2 Minutes Before Surgery Opthalmic) was diagnosed with and. Location: NORWAY , 83 years of age, After Betadine was administered, patient encountered several Betadine side effects: endophthalmitis.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Phenylephrine Eye Drops (phenylephrine) (Topical)
  • Phenylephrine 1.5% (phenylephrine) (0.15-0.30 Ml Mixture With Lidocaine 10 Mg/ml, Intraocular)
  • Cefuroxime (1 Mg, Intraocular)
  • Cyclopentolate Eye Drops (cyclopentolate) (Topical)
  • Maxidex Ophthalmic 0.1% Ophthalmic Suspension (dexamethasone) (0.1% Tid; 0.1% Bid, Topical)
  • Lidocaine 1% (0.15-0.30 Ml Mixture With Phenylephrine 15 Mg/ml, Intraocular)


Endophthalmitis, Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome
on Jan 09, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betadine Ophthalmic. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betadine side effects: endophthalmitis, toxic anterior segment syndrome. Betadine Ophthalmic dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:

Hyperaesthesia, Skin Discolouration, Dermatitis
on Jan 12, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betadine. Patient felt the following Betadine side effects: hyperaesthesia, skin discolouration, dermatitis. Betadine dosage: N/A.

Visual Acuity Reduced, Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome
Patient was taking Betadine. After Betadine was administered, patient encountered several Betadine side effects: visual acuity reduced, toxic anterior segment syndrome on Dec 19, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Patient , 74 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, . Betadine dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Bss
  • Tetracaine Hydrochloride 0.5 Opthalmic Solution (Ophthalmic)
  • Nevanac (Ophthalmic)
  • Prednisolone Acetate (Ophthalmic)


Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome
Adverse event was reported on Dec 19, 2011 by a Female taking Betadine (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betadine side effects: toxic anterior segment syndrome.
Associated medications used:
  • Bss (Intraocular)
  • Vigamox (Ophthalmic)
  • Tetracaine Polygyl Sterile Ophthalmic Solution (Ophthalmic)
  • Nevanac (Ophthalmic)


Application Site Burn
on Sep 13, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, was treated with Betadine. Patient felt the following Betadine side effects: application site burn. Betadine dosage: N/A.

Complication Of Device Insertion, Uterine Spasm
on Sep 17, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 40 years of age, was treated with Betadine. After Betadine was administered, patient encountered several Betadine side effects: complication of device insertion, uterine spasm. Betadine dosage: 3 Times.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Cardiac Failure, Femur Fracture, Fall
Patient was taking Betadine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betadine side effects: cardiac failure, femur fracture, fall on May 20, 2011 from SPAIN Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 198.2 lb, . Betadine dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Micardis Hct (Unk)
  • Eutirox (Unk)
  • Hidroaltesona (Unk)
  • Atorvastatin Calcium (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Somatropin Rdna (0.4 Mg, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Syncope
Adverse event was reported on Feb 07, 2011 by a Male taking Betadine Surgical Scrub 7.5% (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 88 years of age, Patient felt the following Betadine side effects: syncope. Patient was hospitalized.

Accidental Exposure, Hyperthyroidism
on Jun 25, 2010 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 160.0 lb, was treated with Betadine. After Betadine was administered, patient encountered several Betadine side effects: accidental exposure, hyperthyroidism. Betadine dosage: N/A.

Burn Oesophageal, Candidiasis, Contusion, Dysgeusia, Dyspnoea, Gingival Recession, Herpes Zoster, Lung Infection, Nasal Discomfort
on Jun 03, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 59 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betadine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betadine side effects: burn oesophageal, candidiasis, contusion, dysgeusia, dyspnoea, gingival recession, herpes zoster, lung infection, nasal discomfort. Betadine dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

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