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Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Information about Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) Uses

Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections, fungal skin infections and skin conditions with inflammation & itching.

How Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) works

Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is a combination of two medicines: Betamethasone and Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin), which treats skin infections. Betamethasone is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is an antibiotic with additional antifungal action. It works by preventing the growth and multiplication of the both bacteria and fungi.

Common side effects of Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Itching, Burning sensation, Skin pain
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Expert advice for Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

  • You have been prescribed Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) for the treatment of skin infections.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging, or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • 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 more irritated and infected, you should stop using Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) and consult your doctor.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
  • Don't use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 1 week of treatment.

Frequently asked questions for Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Betamethasone + Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Q. How to use Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)?

Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) should be used as advised by the doctor or as per the instructions on the label of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) to cover the affected areas. The dose would depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) unless it is used for treating infection of the hands. Avoid contact with the eyes.

Q. What precautions should I take while using Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)?

Do not use Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) for longer periods of time than advised especially on the face as it may cause thinning of the skin. If it has to be applied over the eyelids, make sure it does not get into your eyes. Unless told by your doctor, do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects. This medicine should only be used by the patient and never be given to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) and for long periods?

The dosage and duration of using Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. This medicine when used in higher doses and for longer periods can get absorbed in the blood and cause adrenal suppression and Cushing's syndrome. It can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and rounding of the face. Its application can cause a change in color of skin at the site of application. Veins beneath the skin become visible because of the thinning and weakening of the skin. There could also be an increased hair growth. If you experience an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can I stop taking Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop using Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage of Betamethasone+Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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