|| Betnovate-C Cream
|| Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol
What is Betnovate-C Cream?
Betnovate-C Cream contains 2 active ingredients, betamethasone valerate a topical corticosteroid and clioquinol an anti-infective type of medication. The combination medication works by fighting bacterial and fungal infections to help reduce swelling and irritation of the skin. The cream can be used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and insect bites that are already infected or have a high chance of becoming infected.
How is Betnovate-C Cream used?
Betnovate-C Cream is usually applied topically 2 to 3 times per day or as directed by a doctor. Your health care provider may reduce your dosage as the skin condition gets better. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The medication is suitable for moist, weeping areas of the skin.
Prior to applying the medication, wash and dry your hands and the affected area with mild soap and water. Squeeze a finger unit of the cream onto a fingertip and gently massage it into the skin until it has all disappeared. Unless you are treating your hands, wash your hands immediately after using the medication.
Patients using Betnovate-C Cream may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Spreading or worsening of infection
- Thinning of the skin
- Stretch marks
- Skin discoloration
- Excessive hair growth
- Burning, irritation or itching at application site
- Weight gain
- Thin spidery blood vessels
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Betnovate-C Cream is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.