Betadine solution is a disinfectant whose active ingredient, povidone-iodine, is a fast acting and long lasting microorganism killer. Its effectiveness is based on slow releasing iodine form the povidone-iodine connection which causes no pain in contact with the skin. Due to the brown colour, which indicates the presence of iodine, the disinfected area is visible. The disinfecting effect of Betadine lasts as long as the brown coloration is visible.
Disinfection of the scalp