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Betadine Surgical Scrub (Purdue Products)

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    A broad-spectrum antiseptic, bactericidal, sudsing skin cleanser for pre- and postoperative scrubbing or washing by hospital operating room personnel; for preparation of the skin prior to surgery; for hand washing to reduce bacteria on the skin; for preoperative use on patients; and general use as an antiseptic microbicide in physician's office. Forms rich, golden lather.


    1. Surgical hand scrub:
      Wet hands with water.
      Pour about 5 cc (1 teaspoonful) of Scrub on the palm of the hand and spread over both hands.
      Without adding more water, scrub thoroughly for about 5 minutes.
      Use a brush 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.
    2. Patient pre-operative skin preparation:
      After the skin is shaved, wet with water.
      Apply Scrub (1 cc is sufficient to cover an area of 20-30 square inches), develop lather and scrub thoroughly for about five minutes.
      Rinse off using sterile gauze saturated with water.
      The area may be painted with BETADINE® Solution and allowed to dry.


    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. Do not heat prior to application. 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.


    4 oz. plastic bottle, 16 oz. (1 pint) plastic bottle with and without pump, 32 oz. (1 quart) and 1 gal. plastic bottles.

    Copyright 1991, 2004, Purdue Products L.P.

    Stamford, CT 06901-3431

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