Betnovate-N Cream is one of a group of medicines called topical steroids. “Topical” means they are put on the skin. Topical steroids reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems. (They should not be confused with “anabolic” steroids misused by some body builders and taken as tablets or injections).
Ingredients of the cream include:
The main active ingredient – Betamethasone Valerate 0.1% , a corticosteroid drug used for psorisais and eczema treatment.
an antibacterial agent – neomycin sulphate 3% which may help to prevent or clear up some bacterial infections of the skin.
a preservative – chlorocresol
Betnovate-N cream does not contain any lanolin, parabens or colouring agents.
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- Before you use your cream
Betnovate-N has bean prescribed to treat the skin problem that you showed to your doctor.
DO NOT put it on any other skin problems as it could make them worse,
- some skin infections such as cold sores, herpes, impetigo, athletes foot, chicken pox,
- ringworm, thrush
- conditions called rosacea and perioral dermatitis.
DO NOT use it around the anus (back passage) or genitals (private parts) unless your doctor has told you to do so.
If you have had an allergy to any creams or ointments in the past
If you think you may be pregnant
- How to use your cream
If your doctor has told you in detail HOW MUCH to use and HOW OFTEN then keep to this advice.
If you are not sure then follow the advice on the back of this leaflet.
Unless told by your doctor:
If your doctor has prescribed the cream for psoriasis you should let your doctor review your progress at regular intervals, as such treatment needs careful supervision. continued
- Has Betnovate-N any side effects?
Most people find using this cream causes no problems when used in the right amount for the correct length of time (See above as well as guidance on back of this leaflet).
IF you find your condition gets worse during treatment you may be allergic to the cream or have a skin infection which needs other treatment.
STOP USING THE CREAM AND TELL YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Repeated courses of topical steroids over a long period of time may sometimes cause changes in hair growth and skin colour.
- Guidance on how much cream to use
If your doctor has told you in detail how to use the cream then keep to that advice otherwise:-
Two or three times a day, after washing your hands, gently rub the correct amount of cream into the skin until it has all disappeared.
For an adult:
You should find that
six fingertips of cream will treat one leg
fourteen fingertips of cream will treat the front and back of one trunk
Do not worry if you find you need a little more or a little less than this – it is only a rough guide.
Wash your hands before using the cream. Gently rub the correct amount into the skin until it has all disappeared. Unless used for treating the hands wash them again after using the cream. Anyone who helps to rub in the cream should also do the same or wear disposable plastic gloves.
The bacteria that cause infections like the warm, moist conditions under bandages or dressings so always clean the skin before a fresh dressing is put on.
For a child:
A child of 4 years needs about a third of the adult amount.
A course of treatment for a child should not normally last more than five days unless your doctor has told you to use it for longer.
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