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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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Thompson Alchemists is a Community

Thompson Alchemists is a community

Thompson Alchemists is a community-based pharmacy which first opened in 1994 and is located at 132 Thompson Street in the landmarked Sullivan-Thompson Historic District. The store maintains a slogan: if you don’t see it, ask for it; which probably explains how its four walls and the shelves in between have become filled with the over-the-counter pharmaceutical and cosmetic products by demand. In their video, co-owner Gary Alony said “We’re part of the Sullivan Thompson Historic District, we’ve embedded ourselves in this community – we have no choice because it’s in our soul. When we first walked down here we fell in love with it; there would be no reason not to landmark something like this. ” About his store which he co-owns with wife Jolie, he said it’s “essentially a community wellness store that’s customized by the neighborhood…It’s about a unique experience; a part of community wellness has been lost with big box stores.” The video shows some of the unique health and wellness products which they make on site themselves, as well as their “Thompson Street Medicine Show,” a bi-weekly Tuesday event which has been going on for two years, featuring musical performances and food and a party to which all are invited. Check it out. Filmed and edited by Ti Oshima. Find out more at:

Digg US “The Dig” – C.B.S. News

Live Music at the Local Drugstore: CBS2’s Elle McLogan visits Thompson Chemists, where ‘Mama J’ and ‘The Medicine Man’ prescribe music, magic, and community.


CBS’s The Dig and their Emmy-nominated host Elle McLogan visits us here at Thompson Alchemists to talk to Gary and Jolie about our 25 years of being part of the SoHo community and what being a neighborhood pharmacy means to us.

Thompson Alchemists
CBS2’s Elle McLogan introduces you to a Lower Manhattan drugstore that’s full of surprises in the latest episode of The Dig.