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Butesone Cream


Overview

Introduction

Butesone Cream belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used for short-term treatment of skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis. It works by preventing the release of substance that cause swelling, redness, and itchiness in the skin.

Butesone 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 in case of accidental contact. Avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor.

Using of the medicine may cause burning sensation, irritation, redness, and swelling at the site of application. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. However, if they persist or worsen, let your doctor know. The medicine is not recommended to be used in children. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Uses of Butesone Cream

Side effects of Butesone Cream

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

How to use Butesone 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 Butesone Cream works

Butesone 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
Butesone 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.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Butesone Cream should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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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Quick Tips

  • Butesone 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.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • 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.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Butesone Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Butesone 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): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Treatment of skin disorders. Black patches in whole body since birth.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
kindly post pictures of the problem and names of the Medicines u've usedgive a detailed history of the onset progression of the problem
What is the cause of increase level of IgE
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello , it generally increase in allergic disorders. But sometimes it may also suggest underlying serious blood disorders. Please consult a nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management options. An opinion of pediatric hrmatologist may also be required.
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FAQs

Q. What is Butesone ointment used for?

Butesone is a corticosteroid that is applied on the skin for the treatment of various skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It can also be used to treat certain ophthalmologic conditions for the relief of the inflammation and itchiness of the skin. Topical Butesone butyrate has shown minimal suppression of the body immunity.

Q. Are clobetasol and Butesone different?

Yes, clobetasol and Butesone are different steroid medications. Clobetasol is a very potent (strong) steroid whereas Butesone is comparatively milder and has been categorized under moderately potent steroid.

Q. Does Butesone affect the body’s hormonal balance?

Butesone is a topical steroid and needs to be applied locally on the affected part. It is a moderately strong steroid. When applied on the skin, then the chances of immunity suppression is lesser as compared to other steroids like clobetasol and betamethasone. Do consult your physician before you start this medication.

Q. Can Butesone be used in children?

The use of Butesone is usually not recommended in children less than 12 years of age. It should only be used if advised by the doctor. Doctors often prescribe this medicine for the treatment of dermatoses (skin infections) in children. The duration of this therapy does not normally exceed 7 days. If on regular application, the condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days, the therapy should be reviewed.

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References
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