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Povidone-iodine formula graphical representation
Betadine; 1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymer W/iodine; 1-Ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone homopolymer compound with iodine; 1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymer, compd. with iodine; 1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymer, compound with iodine; 1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone polymers, iodine complex; 2-Pyrrolidinone, 1-ethenyl-, homopolymer, compd. with iodine; Argentyne; Betadin; Betadine; Betadine (VAN); Betaisodona; Braunol; Braunosan H; Bridine; Disadine D.P.; Disphex; E-Z Prep; E-Z Prep 220; E-Z Scrub 201; E-Z Scrub 241; E-z Scrub; Efo-dine; Inadine; Iodinated poly(vinylpyrrolidone); Iodine-poly(vinylpyrrolidinone); Iodine-polyvinylpyrrolidone complex; Iodopoly(vinyl pyrrolidinone); Isobetadyne; Isodine; PVP iodine; PVP-I; PVP-Iodine; PVP-Iodine, 30-06; Poly(1-(2-oxo-1-pyrrolidinyl)ethylene)iodine complex; Poly(vinylpyrrolidinone) iodide; Poly(vinylpyrrolidinone)-iodine complex; Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) - iodine complex; Poly(vinylpyrrolidone)-iodine adduct; Polyvinylpyrrolidone compound with iodine; Polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodine complex; Povadyne; Povidone iodine; Povidone-iodine; Povidone-lodine; Proviodine; Pvp-1; Traumasept; Ultradine; Videne; 2-Pyrrolidinone, 1-vinyl-, polymers, compd. with iodine (8CI); Polyvinylpyrrolidone - iodine complex; [ChemIDplus]
Yellowish-brown amorphous hygroscopic powder; [HSDB]
Use to clean contaminated wounds and for pre-operative preparation of the skin; [HSDB] Used as a suspending agent, dispersing agent, and vehicle for pharmaceuticals, as a blood volume expander, topical antiseptic, and for infections of the skin and mucous membranes; The iodine can be radiolabeled for research applications; [ChemIDplus]
Pool cleaners using full-strength Betadine may develop irritant contact dermatitis; [Kanerva, p. 1702] Repeated or prolonged skin contact may cause dermatitis; [ICSC] Avoided during pregnancy for concern of iodine exposure, although no adverse effects to pregnancy outcome have been reported; [REPROTOX] A mild to severe skin irritant; [RTECS] An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Iodine" for the TLV of Iodides.
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0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides)

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