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Betnovate-C Cream

50.00

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Manufacturer
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Betamethasone (0.1% w/w) + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) (3% w/w)
Storage
Store below 30°C
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Description

Introduction

Betnovate-C Cream is a combination of two different medicines. It is used in the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. It also helps to treat inflammatory skin conditions by relieving symptoms like redness, swelling, and itching.

Betnovate-C Cream is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied only to the affected areas of the skin with clean and dry hands. If it gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine. If your condition does not improve or gets worse, you should talk to your doctor.

The most common side effects of this medicine include itching, dryness, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. These are usually self-limiting. Serious side effects are rare. You must consult the doctor if you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.).

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine. You should consult the doctor about prescribing an alternative medicine for your condition.


Uses of Betnovate-C Cream

  • Treatment of Bacterial skin infections
  • Treatment of Fungal skin infections
  • Treatment of Skin conditions with inflammation & itching

Benefits of Betnovate-C Cream

In Treatment of Bacterial skin infections

Betnovate-C Cream is a combination medicine which works by stopping the growth of infection causing bacteria on your skin. It stops the growth of the infection causing bacteria and also prevents their multiplication. This treatment has few common side effects and should clear up infections within a few days, but you should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed.

In Treatment of Fungal skin infections

Betnovate-C Cream also kills and stops the growth of fungi, thereby clearing the infection and relieving the symptoms. You should use this medicine for as long as it is prescribed, even if your symptoms disappear, otherwise they may come back. Depending on the type of infection you are treating, this may be several weeks. Even after your skin is completely cured, you may have to apply it occasionally to prevent the symptoms from returning.

In Treatment of Skin conditions with inflammation & itching

Betnovate-C Cream is effective in treating skin conditions with inflammation and itching such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. It works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation of the skin. When used correctly it is a safe and effective treatment. It reduces the redness, rash, pain, or itchiness caused by your skin’s reaction to an irritant. It thus improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes.

You should always use it as prescribed and only apply the amount you have been told to. Keep using it for as long as it is prescribed to get the full benefits.

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Side effects of Betnovate-C Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Betnovate-C

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Betnovate-C Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Betnovate-C Cream works

Betnovate-C Cream is a combination of two medicines: Betamethasone and Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin), which treats skin infections. Betamethasone is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is an antibiotic with additional antifungal action. It works by preventing the growth and multiplication of the both bacteria and fungi.

Safety advice

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Alcohol

No interaction found/established
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betnovate-C Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Betnovate-C Cream during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving

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Kidney

No interaction found/established
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Liver

No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Betnovate-C Cream?

If you miss a dose of Betnovate-C Cream, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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