Betadine Sore Throat Spray may also contain the following excipients: Glycerol, menthol, eucalyptus oil, potassium iodide, purified water.
- For protection and symptomatic relief of sore throat and mouth ulcers.
- For oral hygiene prior to, during and after dental and oral surgery.
- Spray to the mucous membrane of the throat several times a day (every 3-4 hrs).
- Should only be used if strictly prescribed by the physician and its use should be kept to the absolute minimum, as absorbed iodine can cross the placental barrier and can be secreted in breast milk.
- May induce transient hypothyroidism in the foetus or in the newborn.
- Should be avoided in such situations.
- In these cases, a check of the child’s thyroid function is necessary, especially in areas known for endemic low dietary iodine and tendency to goiter.
- Any possible ingestion of the throat spray by the infant must be absolutely avoided.