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All residential households in Singapore can register to self-collect one 250ml povidone-iodine (PVP-I) antiviral mouth gargle fitted with a 25ml measuring cup.

Temasek Foundation is also partnering with SingPost to distribute to households living in 1 to 4-room HDB flats an additional 125ml PVP-I mouth gargle bottle and a 30ml measuring cup.

All PVP-I mouth gargle distributed during this exercise kills germs that cause sore throat. Together with vaccinations and other measures like mask wearing, these help to protect our community against the spread of illnesses.
Both mouth gargle products are based on povidone-iodine (PVP-I) as an active ingredient. They contain PVP-I which is effective against a wide range of germs, including those that can cause sore throats.
Do not use the mouth gargle if you are:
  • Allergic to povidone-iodine or iodine (and to alcohol, glycerol, menthol, methyl salicylate or saccharin sodium for Betadine);
  • Having thyroid issues;
  • Using products containing mercury or other antiseptics;
  • Planning to receive or are undergoing or have received radioactive iodine treatments (for Betadine); or
  • Undergoing lithium therapy for depression (for Orasyl).
Please consult a doctor:
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • For children under 6 years of age
  • If you are using the mouth gargle for more than 2 days, or if symptoms persist or worsen.
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