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food interaction for BETNOVATE C

alcohol interaction for BETNOVATE C

pregnancy interaction for BETNOVATE C

lactation interaction for BETNOVATE C

medicine interaction for BETNOVATE C

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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No interaction found
No interaction found
Betnovate-c cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR BETNOVATE C

Betamethasone Topical(0.12% w/w)

Uses

Betamethasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, skin disorders and oral lichen planus

How it works

Betamethasone belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by decreasing the formation, release, and activity of different cells and chemicals that cause swelling, redness, and itching, thereby relieving the symptoms associated with skin conditions.

Common side effects

Rash, Muscle disorders, Acne, Electrolyte imbalance, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Inflammation of hair follicles, Lightening of skin color, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bruise, Bone degradation, Itching, Dry skin, Behavioural changes, Tingling sensation, Burning sensation, Increased blood pressure, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract, Increased risk of infection
Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)(3% w/w)

Uses

Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is used in the treatment of skin infections, fungal infections and bacterial infections of external ear

How it works

Clioquinol belongs to a category of drugs called as hydroxyquinoline antifungal agents. It acts by interacting with DNA synthesis thus killing the fungi that are responsible for causing the infection. It may be combined with a steroid (to reduce inflammation) or an antibacterial agent (to reduce bacterial infection).

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Itching, Rash, Skin swelling, Skin redness

COMMON DOSAGE FOR BETNOVATE-C CREAM

Patients taking BETNOVATE-C CREAM

  • 83%
    Once A Day
  • 10%
    Twice A Day
  • 3%
    Thrice A Day
  • 3%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES FOR BETNOVATE C

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR BETNOVATE C

Tell your doctor if you have diabetes or any type of skin infection. 
Do not use the cream on your face repetitively for more than 5 days.
Do not use betamethasone topical for more than 2 weeks and inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 2 weeks of use.
Do not use a large amount of cream continuously on large areas of the body as it may affect your hormones.
Exercise caution when using in children as excessive usage of cream may affect their growth and development. 
Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
Do not cover the treated skin area unless indicated by your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
 

Frequently asked questions FOR BETNOVATE C

Betamethasone Topical

Q.

Is betamethasone cream available as over the counter (OTC) product?
Betamethasone cream is not available as OTC product

Q.

Does betamethasone topical lighten skin/ bleach skin?
Betamethasone topical may cause skin pigmentation in few patients. It may lighten or darken the skin color. Do not use betamethasone without doctor's advice

Q.

Is betamethasone valerate used for acne/ ringworm?
No. Betamethasone valerate can be used in conditions like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet

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Q.

Does betnesol work in retention edema?
No. Betnesol (i.e. betamethasone) cannot be used in retention edema. On the contrary, it causes the fluid and salt retention thereby adding to the edema problem

Q.

Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.

Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Q.

What is clioquinol cream used for?
Clioquinol cream is used for treating skin infections such as eczema (itchy skin), athlete's foot (ringworm infection, a fungal infection of the foot), jock itch (fungal infection of the groin area) and other ringworm infections.

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BETNOVATE-C CREAM

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
90%
Moderately effective
10%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

No
83%
Yes
17%

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Content on this page was last updated on 10 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)