Keep your head up!
When it comes to scalp conditions
you’ve got it covered!

Dandruff, redness, fungal infections…
this can be very embarrassing.

For any scalp infections, you know exactly what to do. BETADINE® Medicated Shampoo helps you defeat the viruses, fungi and bacteria1, 2 before they get a chance to make their home on your scalp. Thanks to its rapid action and large scope of killing, you can stop a small problem from becoming a big one.

Put BETADINE® to work and get back into play

BETADINE® Medicated Shampoo is a povidone-iodine medicated shampoo that kills most bacteria and viruses on your skin and scalp.1, 2


You can use it to prevent and treat seborrhoeic conditions of the scalp associated with excessive dandruff, pruritus (itching), scaling, exudation (wet lesions), erythema (inflamed redness) as well as fungal infections (Pityriasis capitis) and infected lesions of the scalp - (furunculosis, infective folliculitis and impetigo).

Used worldwide in healthcare institutions and homes
for over 45 years

Germ-killing action in 30 seconds2
One shampoo a day keeps the infections away

Large scope of action
Kills the germs and stops a small problem from becoming a big one1,2

Protect those around you
Fungal infections spread easily within a family through direct contact10

Simple steps to treat a scalp infectionC

Step 1: After wetting your hair, apply an adequate amount of the shampoo, using warm water to lather.

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Step 2: Rinse. Repeat the application and massage into the scalp with the fingertips.

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Step 3: Allow to remain on the scalp for at least 5 minutes.

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Step 4: Again work up a lather and rinse thoroughly. Repeat the treatment at least twice weekly until improvement is noted.

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Step 5: Afterwards use Betadine® Medicated Shampoo once a week.

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At the first sign of scalp conditions,
reach for BETADINE® Medicated Shampoo.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Contraindications: Sensitivity to iodine. Hyperthyroidism. Pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Always use BETADINE®  as prescribed in the package leaflet.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

For full product information, refer to the package leaflet. >>

Dealing with infections on your scalp?
Here’s what you need to know.

How do I recognize a scalp infection?

Any signs of:50

  • clusters of small red bumps or white-headed pimples that develop around hair follicles
  • pus-filled blisters that break open and crust over
  • red and inflamed skin
  • itchy or burning skin
  • tenderness or pain
  • large swollen bump or mass
  • itchy, scaly, bald patches on the head
  • stubborn, itchy dandruff
  • lesions on your scalp
  • scaling


If you experience any of these symptoms, you may have a bacterial or fungal infection on the scalp. Seek the advice of a doctor or pharmacist if your condition is widespread or if symptoms have worsened or haven't improved after a few days.

How long will it take to get rid of a scalp infection?

For fungal infections, the length of treatment depends on what type of infection you have, how severe it is and if you have any other health problems, for example, problems with your immune system. Some courses of treatment can be as short as a few days, other courses can be as long as eight weeks (for example, for ringworm infection of the scalp).47

If you have a mild bacterial infection, it'll likely clear up in a few days with basic self-care measures. For more serious or recurring symptoms, you may need to see a doctor or pharmacist.26

As BETADINE® has a brown colour, is it going to dye my hair?

The active ingredient in BETADINE®, povidone-iodine, is naturally a brown colour. It will not stain your skin, fingernails or hair, although you can see where it’s been applied on the skin.6

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

CAUTION: Immediately remove spills from plastic floors.

Will BETADINE® help with lice?

BETADINE® has an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral effect.C

As lice are parasites, BETADINE® has no proven efficacy on them.

How does BETADINE® Medicated Shampoo work compared to anti-dandruff shampoos?

BETADINE® Medicated Shampoo is a registered medicine with proven efficacy on preventing and treating scalp infections amongst which are seborrhoeic conditions of the scalp associated with excessive dandruff.C


BETADINE® has a 3 in 1 effect. It kills bacteria, fungi and viruses all at once.1,2

Can I use a conditioner afterwards?

After using BETADINE® Medicated Shampoo, you can use your usual shampoo and conditioner.

Can I use BETADINE® for my dog?

Betadine® has been shown to be safe for use in humans. There are no clinical studies showing efficacy in animals.

You should always work closely with a vet in order to best diagnose and treat your dog's health concerns.

 Be sure with BETADINE®

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