The introduction of new methods of diagnosing diseases into medical practice makes the outdated treatment regimens revise again and again. Infectious diseases of the genitourinary system force the doctor to draw up multicomponent drug regimens in each clinical case.
The emergence of new sexually transmitted diseases that are resistant to standard treatment of microorganisms, forcing doctors and pharmacists to seek and develop new drugs and regimens. Betadine is one of the "new" drugs.
Betadine is a local antiseptic preparation based on povidone iodine and PVP (polyvinylpyrrolidone) used as a carrier of the active substance. The action of the drug is based on the properties of iodine, which is a good antiseptic against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, as well as fungi, viruses and bacteria.
A significant difference between betadine and the usual iodine-containing drugs is the mechanism of its action. The iodine in the preparation is released slowly and does not irritate the mucous membranes and skin, and upon contact with the protein structures of bacteria forms iodamines, causing the death of microorganisms.
In comparative tests of antiseptics, betadine turned out to be more effective even at a large dilution (1/256). It also proved to be highly effective against the viruses of herpes, poliomyelitis, influenza, adenovirus and others.
Indications for the use of suppositories
- acute, subacute and chronic vaginitis;
- genital herpes; infectious diseases (trichomoniasis, candidiasis); dysbiosis of the vagina (bacvaginosis).
Betadine suppositories are intended to be inserted into the vagina after preliminary hygienic treatment. The multiplicity of the introduction of candles and their number depends on the readings.
- Acute vaginitis - twice a day, 1 suppository. The course of treatment is 7 days.
- For chronic or subacute vaginitis, it is recommended to use betadine 1 time per day, 1 suppository. The course is 14 days.
- With trichomoniasis, betadine is prescribed in complex therapy.
Contraindications to the use of suppositories:
- pathology of the thyroid gland, accompanied by hyperthyroidism;
- age up to 8 years; Dühring's dermatitis;
- sensitivity to the components of the drug, including iodine.