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Medicine Overview of Betnovate-C Cream

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Uses of Betamethasone Topical

Betamethasone Topical is used in the treatment of Allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Betamethasone Topical

Common

Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis.

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How to use Betamethasone Topical

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

Betamethasone topical belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that are responsible for pain and swelling.
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Uses of Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is used in the treatment of Skin Infections, Fungal Infections and Bacterial infections of external ear.
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Side effects of Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Common

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

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How to use Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

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

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)..

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Expert advice for Betamethasone Topical

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.   

Expert advice for Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

  • Inform your doctor if you are going to undergo thyroid or urine tests as it may interfere with test results.
  • Do not use the clioquinol for more than prescribed duration to avoid toxicity.
  • Clioquinol skin application may affect the results of thyroid function tests for iodine content and ferric chloride test of phenylketonuria.
  • Tell your doctor before using clioquinol if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for Betnovate-C Cream
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Betnovate-C Cream should be used with caution during lactati
on. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
It is not known whether Betnovate-C Cream alters the ability
to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Betnova
te-C Cream in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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Frequently asked questions for Betnovate-C Cream

Frequently asked questions for 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
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.
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Frequently asked questions for 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.

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