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Betamethasone + Clotrimazole + Neomycin

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Betamethasone + Clotrimazole + Neomycin Uses

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

How Betamethasone + Clotrimazole + Neomycin works

Betamethasone + Clotrimazole + Neomycin is a combination of three medicines: Betamethasone , Clotrimazole and Neomycin. 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 while Neomycin is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth in the skin. Together, they treat your skin infection effectively.

Common side effects of Betamethasone + Clotrimazole + Neomycin

Burning sensation, Irritation, Stinging sensation
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Expert advice for Betamethasone + Clotrimazole + Neomycin

  • Betamethasone + Clotrimazole + Neomycin helps treat 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.
  • Don't 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, you should stop using Betamethasone + Clotrimazole + Neomycin and consult your doctor.
  • 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 + Clotrimazole + Neomycin

Betamethasone + Clotrimazole + Neomycin

Q. Can I stop taking Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. What precautions should I take while using Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin?

Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin should not be used on the face and contact with eyes should be avoided. Do not apply a bandage or dressing on the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the medicine and increase the risk of side-effects. This medicine should only be used for the condition it is prescribed for. Do not use it for any other condition without consulting your doctor. Do not give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. How to use Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin?

Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin 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+Clotrimazole+Neomycin to cover the affected areas. The dose would depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin, unless it is used for treating infection of the hands. Avoid contact with the eyes.

Q. What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin and for long periods?

The dosage and duration of Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. This medicine contains clobetasol which 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. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin?

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.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin?

Use of Betamethasone+Clotrimazole+Neomycin is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. Avoid its use in case of any fungal infections (ringworm or athlete's foot), viral infections (herpes or chickenpox) or for treatment of acne or rosacea. Consult your doctor before using it for any condition.

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