[Purdue Pharma] A registered trademark for a yellowish-brown powder used as a topical disinfectant. Betadine®, first patented in 1955, dissolves in water to form a slightly acidic solution. The microbicide kills fungi and protozoa along with both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Synonyms and Related Terms
betadine microbicide; tincture of iodine; povidone-iodine; iodine-polyvinylpyrrolidone complex; PVP-1; Disadine; Disphex; Isodine; Proviodine
Aoluble in alcohol, and water. Insoluble in chloroform, carbon tectrachloride, ether, heaxane, acetone.
Purdue Pharma: Betadine website
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 7595
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betadine (Accessed Feb. 10, 2006)