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BETSALIC 0.05% LOTION

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MRP: Rs. 52 for 1 bottle(s) (25 ML lotion each)
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Composition for BETSALIC

Betamethasone Topical(0.05%)

food interaction for BETSALIC

alcohol interaction for BETSALIC

pregnancy interaction for BETSALIC

lactation interaction for BETSALIC

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Betsalic 0.05% lotion at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Betsalic 0.05% lotion 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
Betsalic 0.05% lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for BETSALIC

Betamethasone Topical(0.05%)

Uses

Betsalic 0.05% lotion 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

Acne, Bruise, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Dry skin, Inflammation of hair follicles, Rash, Itching, Lightening of skin color

SUBSTITUTES for BETSALIC

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  • PROPYNATE 0.05% LOTION
    (25 ML lotion in bottle)
    Hegde and Hegde Pharmaceutical LLP
    Rs. 4.36/ML of lotion
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    Rs. 109
    pay 110% more per ML of lotion
  • PROPYNATE 0.05% LOTION
    (50 ML lotion in bottle)
    Hegde and Hegde Pharmaceutical LLP
    Rs. 2.34/ML of lotion
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    Rs. 117.13
    pay 13% more per ML of lotion
  • PROPYNATE E 0.05% LOTION
    (25 ML lotion in bottle)
    Hegde and Hegde Pharmaceutical LLP
    Rs. 3.31/ML of lotion
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    Rs. 82.86
    pay 59% more per ML of lotion

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Expert advice for BETSALIC

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 BETSALIC

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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Content on this page was last updated on 08 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)