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When it comes
to sore throat,
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 germs1, 2 before they get a chance to make their homes in someone’s throats. Germs are killed2 through 30 seconds of gargling, stopping a small problem from becoming big. Individual response varies.

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

BETADINE® Gargle is a povidone-iodine medicated gargle that kills germs in your mouth.1, 2 At the first sign of a sore throat, gargle it for 30 seconds to stop it from growing1, 2. Individual response varies.

Brand trusted worldwide in healthcare institutions and
homes for over 45 years.
Kill germs through 30secs of gargling A short gargle kills the germs in your throat1,2.

Individual response varies*.
Helps relieve sore throats early1,2 Kill the germs that cause sore throats and don’t let a small problem from becoming big1,2.
Protect those
around you
BETADINE® Gargle not only relieves your throat but kills the germs in your throat.34, 1, 55, 56
Discover our range of BETADINE® Throat and Oral Care Products.
  * For detailed information, please refer to Full Product Information.
<strong>BETADINE<sup>®</sup></strong> 1% PVPI Gargle and Mouthwash
BETADINE® 1% PVPI Gargle and Mouthwash

A 30sec gargle kills the germs in your mouth and throat2. Helps relieve sore throats. Kill the germs that cause sore throats2. A great home use sore throat relief. Don’t let a small problem become a big one.

<strong>BETADINE<sup>®</sup></strong> 0.45% PVPI Throat Spray
BETADINE® 0.45% PVPI Throat Spray

BETADINE® 0.45% PVPI Throat Spray. 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 need to know.
What is a sore throat?

A sore throat (pharyngitis5 and tonsilitis) 44 often begins as an itch, pain or irritation, but it is actually more than that. Most sore throats are caused by a viral infection, which means you’ll often get other symptoms like a runny nose or aches and pains just like you’d get with a cold5.

Sometimes, a sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection43.

The moment you feel an itch or any of the symptoms mentioned above, always remember to use an antiseptic gargle.

What is a sore throat?
A sore throat (pharyngitis5 and tonsilitis) 44 often begins as an itch, pain or irritation, but it is actually more than that. Most sore throats are caused by a viral infection, which means you’ll often get other symptoms like a runny nose or aches and pains just like you’d get with a cold5.

Sometimes, a sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection43.

The moment you feel an itch or any of the symptoms mentioned above, always remember to use an antiseptic gargle.
What are the causes of sore throats?

More than 80% of sore throats are caused by viruses5, 44 . Bacteria are the next most common type of germs that cause sore throats5, 43, 44.

These viruses and bacteria can be passed on via direct contact (e.g. touch an object that has the virus on it), airborne transmission (e.g. when someone coughs) and close personal contact (e.g. kissing) 43.

A sore throat can be caused by different types of germs. Therefore, it is good to use a preparation that target different types and classes of germs.

What are the causes of sore throats?
More than 80% of sore throats are caused by viruses5, 44 . Bacteria are the next most common type of germs that cause sore throats5, 43, 44.

These viruses and bacteria can be passed on via direct contact (e.g. touch an object that has the virus on it), airborne transmission (e.g. when someone coughs) and close personal contact (e.g. kissing) 43.

A sore throat can be caused by different types of germs. Therefore, it is good to use a preparation that target different types and classes of germs.
Why is it important to treat 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 germs 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 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 germs 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 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 infections27.
Why should we gargle with BETADINE® instead of home remedies like salt water?

Salt-water gargle is considered a home remedy which contains salt only.

BETADINE® Gargle has scientific research on its germ killing activity against germs that can cause sore throats1-3. With a 30-second gargle, BETADINE® Gargle kill germs2. Individual response varies*.

Why should we gargle with BETADINE® instead of home remedies like salt water?
Salt-water gargle is considered a home remedy which contains salt only.

BETADINE® Gargle has scientific research on its germ killing activity against germs that can cause sore throats1-3. With a 30-second gargle, BETADINE® Gargle kill germs2. Individual response varies*.
Should a sore throat be treated by antibiotics?

Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. Because some sore throats are caused by a virus, antibiotics would not work. Most health authorities advise against the over-use of antibiotics so that resistance doesn’t become a big problem.6

For the same reasons, other viral infections like flu should not be treated with antibiotics either6.

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

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

Should a sore throat be treated by antibiotics?
Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. Because some sore throats are caused by a virus, antibiotics would not work. Most health authorities advise against the over-use of antibiotics so that resistance doesn’t become a big problem.6

For the same reasons, other viral infections like flu should not be treated with antibiotics either6.

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

* For further information, please check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Simple steps for bringing the smiles back.
Step 1
Pour 15ml of BETADINE® Gargle into the cup. Dilute with an equal amount of water if taste is an issue.
Step 2
Tilt your head backwards and gargle for a total of 30 seconds via swirling the liquid at the throat.
Step 3
Spit out the solution. Repeat every 2-4 hours or as directed by your physician/dentist or pharmacist4

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

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If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
Contraindications: Sensitivity to iodine. Hyperthyroidism.

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