Health is an important aspect of the life of any person, and the health of a pregnant woman is an invaluable treasure. Therefore, you should take seriously any drug that is used, especially by expectant mothers. Consider carefully candles betadine: indications for use, contraindications, side effects, analogues, etc.
When should you use betadine candles?
If you look at the instructions that we find in the box, you can get full information about when to resort to the use of this drug:
- Vaginitis, that is, inflammation that passes into a woman's vagina. It can be both acute and chronic;
- Bacterial vaginosis, which means the absence of an inflammatory process, however, there is an altered vaginal microflora;
- Candidiasis, also an infection that affects the mucous membrane and is caused by mushrooms from the Candida group;
- Trichomoniasis, that is, inflammation of the genitourinary system, which is sexually transmitted;
- An infection that occurs immediately after treatment with steroids or antibiotics;
- Prevention is required before surgery or diagnosis.
Complete instructions for use of the drug
Instructions for use in gynecology candles Betadine is able to give the following information:
- Drug action;
- Order of reception (dosage);
- Side effects;
Betadine candles act as follows: they kill germs and fungi, fight bacteria and viruses.
It is necessary to use them in the evening, having previously moistened a candle with water, to be inserted deep into the vagina. If the patient has acute vaginitis, it is usually prescribed 1 candle 1-2 times a knock. The course of treatment is a week. If vaginitis is chronic, then the dosage should be followed: 1 candle 1 time per day before bedtime. The course of treatment in this case is longer - 14 days. And if necessary, the doctor will extend it for another few days.
It is also not recommended to take a break in treatment during menstruation.
Like any other medicine, betadine suppositories have their own contraindications:
- Problems with the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, for example, nodular colloid goiter;
- Dermatitis Dühring;
- Children under 8 years;
- Sensitivity and intolerance to the components that make up the drug;
- If the patient is prescribed the use of radioactive iodine;
- Adenoma, located on the thyroid gland.
- In pregnancy, starting from the 3rd month, as well as women who are breastfeeding, if such an appointment is not made by the doctor.
If you find in this list what is relevant to you, then you should not experiment and use this drug in order to avoid negative consequences and deterioration of your own health.
Betadine candles are not devoid of side effects, it should also be considered. They can cause:
- Increased blood flow to any part of the body, which will let know the redness of the skin;
- Reactions accompanied by hypersensitivity;
- Contact dermatitis;
- Iodine absorption (observed in the case of long-term use).
In the event of an overdose due to betadine suppositories, the following symptoms will be observed:
- Excretion of large amounts of saliva;
- Taste of metal in the mouth;
- Pain in the mouth or throat;
- Edema around the eyes, irritation;
- Skin reactions;
- Abnormal kidney function;
- Circulatory disorders;
- Pulmonary edema.
In this case, you should immediately resort to the help of specialists who will conduct the necessary therapy.
Note that betadine candles are dispensed at a pharmacy without a prescription. They must be stored in a dry place where children do not have access.
When using candles betadine should be borne in mind:
- The iodine contained in this preparation can lead to incorrect test results, which are aimed at detecting blood in the feces or urine;
- The results of the diagnosis, which is carried out in the area of the thyroid gland, may be distorted. To make the picture true, you need to stop consuming the drug some time before the research;
- If the patient receives medicines containing lithium, then you should not regularly use candles;
- They contain certain substances that can be harmful if the patient is planning a pregnancy in the near future.
Are there more affordable analogs?
Betadine candles, depending on the network of pharmacies and the region cost from 250 to 700 rubles. Are analogues cheaper? - you ask. There is this, for example:
Candle iodoxide you can buy from 155 rubles. This drug contains the same active substance as betadine in candles - povidone-iodine. Therefore, their pharmacological action is almost the same. However, in betadine candles, the field of application is wider, so iodoxide is prescribed only for inflammatory diseases of the vagina and for prophylaxis before surgery. The difference is also observed in side effects, in iodoxide it is only itching and hyperemia.
Iodosept can be purchased at the pharmacy for only 200 rubles. The action and the main substance in these candles are all the same - povidone-iodine. However, in gynecology, it is used only if the patient has nonspecific vaginitis, so again the range of appointment for betadine candles will be wider.
Betadine candles, like any other medicine, have their own characteristics, both when prescribed and when used. And although in the pharmacy this drug can be purchased without a prescription, you should not do self-medication. Buy candles only after consulting with a specialist. So you protect yourself from futile and dangerous treatment. And also carefully listen to the recommendations of the doctor, read the instructions for the medicine, in which you will find indications, contraindications, side effects, dosage and other important information for the patient.