Halodine Nasal Antiseptic Swabstick

Brief Summary:

Povidone iodine (PVP-I) is a well-known broad spectrum, resistance free antimicrobial agent that has a long history of safe and effective use. Halodine Nasal Antiseptic is formulated for topical application PVP-I to nasal passages, and has demonstrated effectiveness against SARS-COV-2 in vitro – 99.99% inactivation within 15 seconds. This study will evaluate the ability of Halodine Nasal Antiseptic to impact SARS-CoV-2 in vivo.

Halodine LLC

Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies.


Drug Facts

Active Ingredient

Povidone-Iodine USP, 2.5%

(0.25% Available Iodine)




  • Antiseptic skin preparation
  • Helps reduce bacteria that can potentially cause skin infection


For external use only.

Do not use

  • If allergic to iodine
  • In the eyes
  • On children less than 3 years old
  • Over large areas of the body

Ask a doctor before use if injuries are

  • Deep or puncture wounds
  • Serious burns

Stop use and ask a doctor if

irritation and redness develop or if condition persists for more than 72 hours.

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


For nasal application

  1. Gently blow nose to clear both nostrils. Discard tissue.
  2. Open swabstick. Hold tube between thumb and forefinger at blue band with handle up. With other hand, hold handle at base, and bend to snap open. Bend and snap in opposite direction to disconnect swabstick. Remove swabstick from tube.
  3. Apply medication. Insert swabstick comfortably into right nostril. Do not insert swab more than 1/4” past nasal opening. Rotate swab within nostril for a total of 15 seconds, using a gentle swirling motion. Discard tube and swabstick.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with second swabstick for left nostril.

Note: Do not blow nose. If solution drips, wipe with tissue.

Other Information

  • Single use only; do not reuse
  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Store at room temperature; avoid excessive heat

Inactive Ingredients

hydroxyethylcellulose, purified water

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