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    Betamethasone + Gentamicin + Miconazole

    Information about Betamethasone + Gentamicin + Miconazole

    Betamethasone + gentamicin + miconazole uses

    Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole is used in the treatment of skin infections.

    How betamethasone + gentamicin + miconazole works

    This is a combination of three medicines: Betamethasone, Gentamicin and Miconazole, which treats skin infections. 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 which stops the growth of bacteria while Miconazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi on the skin. Together, they treat your skin infection effectively.

    Common side effects of betamethasone + gentamicin + miconazole

    Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Skin thinning, Skin peeling
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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
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    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
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    Expert advice for Betamethasone + Gentamicin + Miconazole

    • Betamethasone + Gentamicin + Miconazole 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 + Gentamicin + Miconazole 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 + Gentamicin + Miconazole

    Betamethasone + Gentamicin + Miconazole

    Q. Can I stop taking Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

    Q. How long does Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole takes to work?

    Usually, Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

    Q. How to use Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole?

    Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole should be used as advised by the doctor or as per the instructions on the label of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to cover the affected areas. The dose would depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using it, unless it is used for treating infection of the hands.

    Q. Can I stop taking Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole when my symptoms are relieved?

    No, do not stop using Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole 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+Gentamicin+Miconazole?

    Do not use Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole for longer than the prescribed period of time, especially on the face as it may cause thinning of the skin. If it has to be applied over the eyelid, 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+Gentamicin+Miconazole for long periods?

    The dosage and duration of using Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole 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 due to the thinning and weakening of the skin. There could 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 recommended instructions for the storage and disposal of Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Keep it away from pets and children.

    Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole?

    Use of Betamethasone+Gentamicin+Miconazole is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. Avoid its use for treatment of any viral infections (herpes or chickenpox) or for treatment of acne or rosacea. Avoid its use in itchy areas which are not red and around the genitalia and anus. Consult your doctor before using it for any condition.

    Content on this page was last updated on 24 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)