Gargle and Mouthwash

Gargle & Mouthwash



Gargle & Mouthwash

  • Kills germs that cause sore throat.
  • A 30-second gargle* kills the germs in your mouth and throat.
  • Provide soothing relief of dryness or minor irritation of the mouth and throat.
  • Contains an active ingredient PVPI (povidone-iodine) 1% w/v.

*Individual response may vary.


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How To Gargle with BETADINE®

The active ingredient of BETADINE®, povidone-iodine, kill germs quickly* to prevent infections24

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BETADINE®, a synergy of povidone and iodine in an innovative product.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sore throats are caused by viruses and bacteria.

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 or sneezes) 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.

The moment you feel an itch in your throat, it is always good to use an antiseptic gargle before the situation becomes more serious.

Viruses are tiny particles 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.

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

Povidone Iodine 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*.

Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. Because majority of sore throats are caused by a virus, antibiotics would not work for such cases.. 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.

BETADINE® Gargle kills germs that cause sore throats1, 2 .Research has also shown that the povidone-iodine (PVPI) in BETADINE® Gargle has a 30 seconds killing effect against germs through 30 sec gargling34. Individual response varies.

Since most sore throats are caused by germs5, 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.
  • Practice proper hand and throat hygiene by using an antiseptic hand wash and
    gargle, such as BETADINE® Gargle to kill germs and prevent passing on germs
    within the family or community2.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands as germs can.
  • enter your body this way and make you sick.
  • Stay away from people who are ill, as germs can spread.

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® Gargle preparations do not stain the skin, fingernails, hair, or natural fibre either.3 If you accidentally get BETADINE® Gargle shed off with the help of a stain remover.

CAUTION: Immediately remove spills from plastic floors.

Small amount may be swallowed during gargling. If accidentally swallowed in large amounts, consult your local doctor or pharmacist immediately.

BETADINE® Gargle contains povidone-iodine that kills the germs that cause sore throats1-3, in a 30-second gargle. However, it is impossible to say how quickly you will feel better. Individual response condition varies*.

Some cosmetic mouthwashes are meant for fresh breath while BETADINE® Gargle provides soothing relief of minor irritation of the mouth and throat.

Who should not use BETADINE® Gargle?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use unless advised by healthcare professional.

Germs that cause sore throats can be passed on via direct contact (e.g. touching something that has the germs 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 getting it too by killing the germs before they have a chance to act.

The active ingredient in BETADINE® Gargle, povidone-iodine, is naturally a golden brown colour. It will not stain your skin, fingernails or hair, although you can see where it’s been applied on the skin3.

If you accidentally get BETADINE® Gargle on natural fibres it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, BETADINE® Gargle can usually be washed off with the help of a stain remover.

CAUTION: Immediately remove spills from plastic floors.