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Overview

BG Cream side effects

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use BG 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 BG Cream works

BG Cream is a combination of two medicines: Betamethasone and Gentamicin. Betamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth on the skin by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

BG Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
BG Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
BG Cream is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • BG Cream is used for the treatment of bacterial skin infections.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film, two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. 
  • Do not apply it to broken skin and avoid getting it in your eyes, nose or mouth. 
  • Do not 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.
  • It may cause temporary burning, itching or a redness at application site. This is usually mild. Consult your doctor if you experience a more severe reaction.
  • Inform your doctor if your skin problem hasn't improved after seven days of treatment.

Patient Concerns

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References
  1. Betamethasone valerate. Uxbridge, Middlesex: GlaxoSmithKline UK; 1997 [revised 7 Sep. 2017]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Medscape. Gentamicin. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Betamethasone. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Gentamicin. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Geno Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Pharmaceutical Complex, Tivim Industrial Estate, Karaswada, Mapusa, Goa - 403 526
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