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Betamethasone + Clotrimazole

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Betamethasone + Clotrimazole Uses

Betamethasone+Clotrimazole is used in the treatment of skin infections.

How Betamethasone + Clotrimazole works

Betamethasone + Clotrimazole is a combination of two medicines: Betamethasone and Clotrimazole which treat skin infections. Betamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Clotrimazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi on the skin by preventing them from forming their own protective covering.

Common side effects of Betamethasone + Clotrimazole

Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Thinning of skin, Skin peeling
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Expert advice for Betamethasone + Clotrimazole

  • You have been prescribed Betamethasone + Clotrimazole for the treatment of fungal skin infections.
  • It is for use on skin only. Do not use it in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • 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 + Clotrimazole and consult your doctor.
  • Do not 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 2 weeks of treatment.

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