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When it comes to sore throats,
you've got it covered.

When your loved one tells you about a little itch in his throat, you know exactly what to do. BETADINE® Gargle helps you defeat the viruses and bacteria1,2 before they get a chance to make their homes in someone’s throat. Most germs are killed with 30 seconds of germ-killing action2, stopping a small problem from becoming big.

Put BETADINE® to work and get your family back into play.

BETADINE® Gargle is a medicated gargle which contains povidone-iodine that kills bacteria and viruses which commonly cause sore throat and helps to relieve minor irritation of oral cavity, and painful infections such as pharyngitis and tonsililtis.1,2,4

Brand trusted worldwide for over 60 years.
Germ-killing action
in 30 seconds2
A short gargle kills the bacteria and viruses of common infections in your throat and oral cavity.1,2
Helps stop sore throats early1,2 Kill the germs that cause sore throat, preventing a small problem from becoming big1,2.
Protect those
around you
BETADINE® Gargle not only protects your throat but even the people around you against viruses34.
Discover our range of BETADINE® Throat and Oral Care Products.
  * Please consult your healthcare professionals for more information.
<strong>BETADINE<sup>®</sup></strong> Gargle &  Mouthwash (Povidone-Iodine 1%w/v)
BETADINE® Gargle & Mouthwash (Povidone-Iodine 1%w/v)

Home use solution for sore throat relief. A 30-seconds gargle kills germs that cause sore throat.1,2

<strong>BETADINE<sup>®</sup></strong> Sore Throat Spray (Povidone-Iodine 0.45%w/v)
BETADINE® Sore Throat Spray (Povidone-Iodine 0.45%w/v)

A convenient and hygienic spray that kills germs and helps relieve your sore throat symptoms. While.betadine.Gargle can be used at home, BETADINE® Throat Spray can be used on-the – go for a convenient all day* sore throat relief for the people on the move.
*Refer to label for usage instructions.

Dealing with
a sore throat?
Here's what you should know.
What is a sore throat?

A sore throat often begins as an itch, pain or irritation, but it is actually more than that. Most sore throats are caused by a viral infection, and are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms such as runny nose or cough.5 Sometimes, a sore throat can be caused by bacterial infection, which is also known as ‘strep throat’.5

The moment you start feeling throat discomfort, antiseptic throat preparations can be helpful to relieve your sore throat.

What is a sore throat?
A sore throat often begins as an itch, pain or irritation, but it is actually more than that. Most sore throats are caused by a viral infection, and are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms such as runny nose or cough.5 Sometimes, a sore throat can be caused by bacterial infection, which is also known as ‘strep throat’.5

The moment you start feeling throat discomfort, antiseptic throat preparations can be helpful to relieve your sore throat.
What are the causes of sore throat?

More than 85% of sore throats are caused by viruses such as Adenovirus, Rhinovirus, Influenza and Coronavirus.6,44  Bacteria are the second most common type of germ that cause sore throats (also known as Strep throat).5,6,44

A sore throat can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Therefore, it is important to use a medication that is proven to kill the different types and classes of germs.

What are the causes of sore throat?
More than 85% of sore throats are caused by viruses such as Adenovirus, Rhinovirus, Influenza and Coronavirus.6,44  Bacteria are the second most common type of germ that cause sore throats (also known as Strep throat).5,6,44

A sore throat can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Therefore, it is important to use a medication that is proven to kill the different types and classes of germs.
Why is it important to treat the early signs of sore throat and not wait for the situation to be more serious?

The moment you feel an itch in your throat, it is always good to use an antiseptic gargle before the situation becomes more serious. You do not want the viruses and bacteria to spread to your loved ones. This reduces the chances of them getting the germs before they have a chance to act.

Why is it important to treat the early signs of sore throat and not wait for the situation to be more serious?
The moment you feel an itch in your throat, it is always good to use an antiseptic gargle before the situation becomes more serious. You do not want the viruses and bacteria to spread to your loved ones. This reduces the chances of them getting the germs before they have a chance to act.
What are viruses and bacteria?

Viruses are tiny organisms that rely on human or animal cells for their survival, so they cannot last very long outside the body27. They cause illnesses by invading healthy cells and multiplying.

Bacteria are single cell organisms usually found in and on our bodies27. Some bacteria are harmless – and can even be good for us – and some cause infections that trigger illness like strep throat and some ear infections27.

What are viruses and bacteria?
Viruses are tiny organisms that rely on human or animal cells for their survival, so they cannot last very long outside the body27. They cause illnesses by invading healthy cells and multiplying.

Bacteria are single cell organisms usually found in and on our bodies27. Some bacteria are harmless – and can even be good for us – and some cause infections that trigger illness like strep throat and some ear infections27.
Why should we gargle with BETADINE® instead of home remedies like salt water?

Salt water gargle is considered a home remedy because there’s no clear scientific evidence on its mode of germ killing action5.

BETADINE® Gargle has proven scientific evidence on its germ killing activity against the viruses and bacteria that can cause sore throats1‐3. With a 30‐second gargle, BETADINE® Gargle is scientifically proven to kill germs2.

Why should we gargle with BETADINE® instead of home remedies like salt water?
Salt water gargle is considered a home remedy because there’s no clear scientific evidence on its mode of germ killing action5.

BETADINE® Gargle has proven scientific evidence on its germ killing activity against the viruses and bacteria that can cause sore throats1‐3. With a 30‐second gargle, BETADINE® Gargle is scientifically proven to kill germs2.
Should a sore throat be treated by antibiotics?

Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. It is because most sore throats are caused by a virus, antibiotics usually would not work. Health authority advises against the over-use of antibiotics so that resistance doesn’t become a big problem.27

If a sore throat persists or becomes more severe, you should consult your doctor. Antibiotics may be prescribed by your doctor in situations of bacteria related infections*.

For the same reason, other viral infections such as colds, flu and most coughs and bronchitis should not be treated with antibiotics either.5

* For further information, please check with your doctor or pharmacist

Should a sore throat be treated by antibiotics?
Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. It is because most sore throats are caused by a virus, antibiotics usually would not work. Health authority advises against the over-use of antibiotics so that resistance doesn’t become a big problem.27

If a sore throat persists or becomes more severe, you should consult your doctor. Antibiotics may be prescribed by your doctor in situations of bacteria related infections*.

For the same reason, other viral infections such as colds, flu and most coughs and bronchitis should not be treated with antibiotics either.5

* For further information, please check with your doctor or pharmacist
Why does BETADINE® work?

The active ingredient of BETADINE® Gargle, Povidone-Iodine, acts against common viruses and bacteria that cause sore throats within 30 seconds.1, 2

Research has also shown that Povidone‐Iodine in BETADINE® Gargle and Sore Throat Spray can kill a broad range of viruses such as Avian flu virus (H5N1) and Swine flu viruses (H1N1, H3N2 and H1N2)7

No clinical report of resistance have been reported in response to Povidone-Iodine thus far.7

Why does BETADINE® work?
The active ingredient of BETADINE® Gargle, Povidone-Iodine, acts against common viruses and bacteria that cause sore throats within 30 seconds.1, 2

Research has also shown that Povidone‐Iodine in BETADINE® Gargle and Sore Throat Spray can kill a broad range of viruses such as Avian flu virus (H5N1) and Swine flu viruses (H1N1, H3N2 and H1N2)7

No clinical report of resistance have been reported in response to Povidone-Iodine thus far.7
Do lozenges have a role in healing a sore throat?

Lozenges only serves as a symptom relief for throat discomfort. There is no clear evidence of the effectiveness of lozenges against common throat infections.50 On the other hand, BETADINE® Gargle has germ killing effect on a broad spectrum of germs that cause sore throats.1, 2

Also, confectionery lozenges can pose a threat of overdose due to its sugar content masking the medicinal effect. These confectionery candy lozenges have a base composed of a mixture of sugar and other carbohydrate bulking agents37, which are used by plaque bacteria, producing acids that attack the tooth. Acid attack may penetrate below the tooth surface, and some tooth minerals may be lost36. In the long run, it might cause tooth decay36.

Do lozenges have a role in healing a sore throat?
Lozenges only serves as a symptom relief for throat discomfort. There is no clear evidence of the effectiveness of lozenges against common throat infections.50 On the other hand, BETADINE® Gargle has germ killing effect on a broad spectrum of germs that cause sore throats.1, 2

Also, confectionery lozenges can pose a threat of overdose due to its sugar content masking the medicinal effect. These confectionery candy lozenges have a base composed of a mixture of sugar and other carbohydrate bulking agents37, which are used by plaque bacteria, producing acids that attack the tooth. Acid attack may penetrate below the tooth surface, and some tooth minerals may be lost36. In the long run, it might cause tooth decay36.
How can you reduce the risk of getting sore throats?

Since most sore throats are caused by a viral or bacterial infection5, there are steps that you can take to prevent getting an infection:

  • Avoid sharing utensils with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
  • Practice proper hand and oral hygiene by using an antiseptic hand wash and gargle to prevent passing on germs within the family or community2
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands as viruses can enter your body this way and make you sick
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

How can you reduce the risk of getting sore throats?

Since most sore throats are caused by a viral or bacterial infection5, there are steps that you can take to prevent getting an infection:

  • Avoid sharing utensils with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
  • Practice proper hand and oral hygiene by using an antiseptic hand wash and gargle to prevent passing on germs within the family or community2
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands as viruses can enter your body this way and make you sick
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Will BETADINE® Gargle stain the teeth?

No, BETADINE® Gargle does not stain the teeth. The natural brown colour is due to Povidone-Iodine, the active ingredient of BETADINE® Gargle. The product retains the germ killing effect of iodine but unlike iodine, it is generally non-staining3.
 
BETADINE® preparations do not stain the skin, fingernails, hair, or natural fibre3. If you accidentally get BETADINE® on natural fibres it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, BETADINE® can usually be washed off with the help of a stain remover.
 
CAUTION: Immediately remove spills from plastic floors.

Will BETADINE® Gargle stain the teeth?
No, BETADINE® Gargle does not stain the teeth. The natural brown colour is due to Povidone-Iodine, the active ingredient of BETADINE® Gargle. The product retains the germ killing effect of iodine but unlike iodine, it is generally non-staining3.
 
BETADINE® preparations do not stain the skin, fingernails, hair, or natural fibre3. If you accidentally get BETADINE® on natural fibres it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, BETADINE® can usually be washed off with the help of a stain remover.
 
CAUTION: Immediately remove spills from plastic floors.
What happens if I accidentally swallow BETADINE® Gargle?

While the product is for external use only, a mouthful of accidental ingestion of BETADINE® Gargle is not of high concern. However, prolonged ingestion should be avoided. Any consumption of huge amount of BETADINE® orally should also be avoided. For further information, please consult your local doctor or pharmacist.

What happens if I accidentally swallow BETADINE® Gargle?
While the product is for external use only, a mouthful of accidental ingestion of BETADINE® Gargle is not of high concern. However, prolonged ingestion should be avoided. Any consumption of huge amount of BETADINE® orally should also be avoided. For further information, please consult your local doctor or pharmacist.
How quickly does BETADINE® Gargle work?

BETADINE® Gargle contains povidone‐iodine that kills the viruses and bacteria that cause most sore throats1‐3, in a 30‐second gargle. However, it is difficult to specifically say how quickly you will feel better because it depends on the severity of the infection and how strong your immune system is.

How quickly does BETADINE® Gargle work?
BETADINE® Gargle contains povidone‐iodine that kills the viruses and bacteria that cause most sore throats1‐3, in a 30‐second gargle. However, it is difficult to specifically say how quickly you will feel better because it depends on the severity of the infection and how strong your immune system is.
How different is BETADINE® Gargle from other daily mouth wash brands in the market?

Cosmetic mouthwashes are meant for fresh breath while BETADINE® Gargle is a clinically proven medicated formulation for relieving minor irritation and painful infections of mouth and throat such as sore throat, ulcers, tonsilitis and gingivitis.4

How different is BETADINE® Gargle from other daily mouth wash brands in the market?
Cosmetic mouthwashes are meant for fresh breath while BETADINE® Gargle is a clinically proven medicated formulation for relieving minor irritation and painful infections of mouth and throat such as sore throat, ulcers, tonsilitis and gingivitis.4
Who should not use BETADINE® Gargle?

The suggested age to use BETADINE® Gargle is 6 years and above because children below the age of 6 probably do not know how to gargle properly yet.

This medicine should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Who should not use BETADINE® Gargle?
The suggested age to use BETADINE® Gargle is 6 years and above because children below the age of 6 probably do not know how to gargle properly yet.

This medicine should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
How can we protect our loved ones from sore throat?

Viruses and bacteria that cause sore throats can be passed on via direct contact (e.g. touching something that has the virus on it), airborne transmission (e.g. when someone coughs) and close personal contact (e.g. kissing).

When a loved one suffers from sore throat, flu or a cold, practicing proper throat and oral hygiene like gargling with BETADINE® helps. This lessens the chances of other family members suffering from it too by killing the germs before they have a chance to act.

How can we protect our loved ones from sore throat?
Viruses and bacteria that cause sore throats can be passed on via direct contact (e.g. touching something that has the virus on it), airborne transmission (e.g. when someone coughs) and close personal contact (e.g. kissing).

When a loved one suffers from sore throat, flu or a cold, practicing proper throat and oral hygiene like gargling with BETADINE® helps. This lessens the chances of other family members suffering from it too by killing the germs before they have a chance to act.
Simple steps for bringing the smiles back.
BETADINE® Gargle & Mouthwash (Povidone-Iodine 1%w/v)
Step 1
Pour 15ml of BETADINE® Gargle into the cup. Dilute with an equal amount of water if taste is an issue.
Step 2
Swish part of the solution briefly in the mouth and spit it out.
Step 3
Tilt your head backwards and gargle for a total of 30 seconds via swirling the liquid at the throat.
Step 4
Spit out the solution. Repeat 2‐4 times daily or as directed by your physician/dentist or pharmacist.
Step 1
Respond
immediately to the first signs of throat discomfort.
Step 2
Spray
Spray 2-3 times toward affected area of the throat every 3-4 hours.
Step 3
Carry
the bottle with you for easy application, as and when necessary.

At the first signs of sore throat, gargle with BETADINE®.

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If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
Contraindications:
• Hypersensitivity to povidone-iodine
• Thyroid disorder
• Application to large areas of broken skin should be avoided

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