Betnovate is a brand name for a cream containing 1mg/g (0.1%) of the active ingredient called betamethasone. Betamethasone belongs to a class of medications known as corticosteroids, which are potent anti-inflammatory drugs.
This cream is primarily used to treat various skin conditions that involve inflammation, itching, and redness. It is commonly prescribed for conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions on the skin. Betnovate works by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune response in the affected area.
- Before applying Betnovate cream, it is important to clean and dry the affected area of the skin.
- Take a small amount of the cream and gently massage it into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
- It is generally recommended to apply Betnovate cream once or twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
- Avoid applying the cream on large areas of the body or for an extended period without medical supervision, as it can increase the risk of side effects.
- Betnovate cream is for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes.
- Do not use Betnovate cream if you are allergic to betamethasone or any other ingredients in the cream.
- Inform your doctor about any existing medical conditions or if you are taking any other medications, as they may interact with Betnovate.
- It is not recommended to use Betnovate on broken or infected skin unless specifically instructed by a healthcare professional.
- Long-term or excessive use of Betnovate cream can lead to side effects, so follow the prescribed duration and dosage.
- If the condition does not improve within a few weeks of using Betnovate or worsens, consult your doctor.
Possible Side Effects: Common side effects of Betnovate cream may include:
- Mild burning or stinging sensation at the site of application
- Itching or dryness of the skin
- Skin irritation or redness
Less common side effects may include thinning of the skin, stretch marks, changes in skin color, or the appearance of tiny blood vessels on the skin. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, discontinue use and consult your healthcare provider.
It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare professional and use Betnovate cream as prescribed to ensure safe and effective treatment of your skin condition.