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Betnovate Cream

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Product introduction

Betnovate Cream belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used to treat allergic skin conditions. It relieves inflammation, itching, and redness of various skin disorders. It works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Betnovate Cream is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with plenty of water if you accidentally get it in these areas. Avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor.

Use of this medicine may cause a burning sensation, itching, irritation, redness, and pain at the site of application. These are temporary and usually go away with time. However, if they persist or worsen, let your doctor know.

Benefits of Betnovate Cream

In Treatment of Allergic skin conditions

Betnovate Cream is effective in treating allergic skin conditions with inflammation and itching such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. 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. In treating psoriasis, it reduces the scaly, itchy patches which may develop on the elbows, knees, scalp and other parts of the body. In treating eczema and dermatitis, 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 the cream or ointment 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.

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Betnovate Cream is used to treat many different inflammatories and allergic conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and conditions that affect the skin, blood, eyes, lungs, stomach, and nervous system. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions and prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It helps relieve symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching, and other allergic-type reactions. If you are not sure why you are being given this medicine, ask your doctor.

This medicine is given orally (by mouth). You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.

Side effects of Betnovate 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

  • Reduction in bone density
  • Upset stomach

How to use Betnovate 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 Cream works

Betnovate Cream is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betnovate 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Betnovate Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Betnovate Cream?

If you miss a dose of Betnovate Cream, take 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.\n \n

All substitutes

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No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Betnovate Cream is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Betnovate Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Glucocorticoids

Interaction with drugs

Taking Betnovate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
Serious
Brand(s): Aspirin, Actisprin, Asicom
Serious
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
Serious
Brand(s): Amphocil
Serious

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FAQs

Q. What is Betnovate Cream? What is it used for?

Betnovate Cream belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. Betnovate Cream is used to treat various allergic skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Betnovate Cream effectively reduces symptoms such as swelling, itching and redness associated with such conditions.

Q. Is Betnovate Cream good for burns?

No, Betnovate Cream should never be applied in those areas of the skin that have burns, cuts or scrapes. If Betnovate Cream accidently gets onto such areas, rinse the area thoroughly with water. It is advisable that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor to avoid any adverse effects and worsening of your condition.

Q. How does Betnovate Cream work?

Betnovate Cream works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.

Q. How long does Betnovate Cream take to start working?

The time required by Betnovate Cream to start showing its effects may differ from person to person. Usually, it starts showing relief within 8 hours of starting Betnovate Cream. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. In order to improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly to gain maximum benefit from the medicine.

Q. How to use Betnovate Cream?

Before using Betnovate Cream, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Betnovate Cream gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Betnovate Cream?

Be careful not to get Betnovate Cream into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Betnovate Cream if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Betnovate Cream with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Also, let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Betnovate Cream only if prescribed by the doctor.

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Name: Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Address: Dr. Annie Besant Road, Mumbai - 400 030
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: September, 2024

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