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INTRODUCTION

BETNOVATE N CREAM is a combination of Betamethasone and Neomycin which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids and Antibiotics respectively. It is used to reduce redness and itching associated with skin problems which involves the risks of infection (such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or insect bites).

Apply a thin layer of BETNOVATE N CREAM on the affected areas. Avoid contact of this medicine with your eyes, mouth, ears, nose or with open wounds. BETNOVATE N CREAM should be used on the face only if instructed by the physician. Do not cover the application site with bandages, dressings or clothes. Do not wear nappies to children after applying BETNOVATE N CREAM.

Avoid going near smokes or naked flames to avoid the risk of burns. Before using BETNOVATE N CREAM inform your doctor if you have any other skin problems such as acne, rosacea (severe skin redness), red, spotty rashes around your mouth, itching in the genitals or around the anus or any severe form of viral or fungal skin infections.

Consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. BETNOVATE N CREAM is not suitable for use in children aged below 2 years. The most common side effects of using BETNOVATE N CREAM are burning, irritation and itching at the site of application, skin thinning, changes in skin colour, increased hair growth and stretch marks. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect troubles you.

USES OF BETNOVATE N CREAM

  • Treats skin redness, itching and inflammation

HOW BETNOVATE N CREAM WORKS

BETNOVATE N CREAM contains two medicines namely, Betamethasone and Neomycin. Betamethasone is a steroid medication. It blocks the release of certain chemicals in the body (such as prostaglandins) that causes inflammation, redness and swelling. When applied topically on the skin, it reduces redness, soreness, pain, itching and swelling.

Neomycin is an antibiotic. When applied topically on the skin, it kills the susceptible bacteria that causes infection. Collectively, this medicine reduces inflammation and swelling on the skin and prevents skin infections.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply a thin layer of BETNOVATE N CREAM on the affected area or as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Wash your hands before and after application. Use this medicine on your face only if instructed by your doctor.

Avoid contact of this medicine with your eyes, mouth, ears, nose or with open wounds. Do not cover the application site with bandages, dressings or clothes unless your doctor tells you to do so. Do not wear nappies to children after applying BETNOVATE N CREAM.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not use BETNOVATE N CREAM for more than the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF BETNOVATE N CREAM

COMMON

  • Application site reactions (such as burning sensation, irritation or itching)
  • Stretch marks
  • Visibility of veins present beneath the skin
  • Increased hair growth
  • Change in skin colour
  • Skin thinning
  • Weight gain, rounding of the face and high blood pressure

RARE

Stop applying BETNOVATE N CREAM and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • Worsening of existing skin condition

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Application site reactions:

Avoid wearing tight fitting clothes. Do not rub or scratch the affected areas. Place an icepack on the affected areas if necessary. Avoid using any irritant soaps or cosmetics on your skin. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

BETNOVATE N CREAM is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

BREASTFEEDING

BETNOVATE N CREAM is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

BETNOVATE N CREAM is unlikely to affect your ability for driving or handling any heavy tools or machines.

KIDNEY

BETNOVATE N CREAM should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

ALLERGY

Do not use BETNOVATE N CREAM if you are allergic to Betamethasone or Neomycin.

OTHERS

BETNOVATE N CREAM is not recommended for use if you:

  • have acne
  • have rosacea (severe skin redness)
  • have red, spotty rashes around your mouth (perioral dermatitis)
  • have itching in the genitals or around the anus
  • have viral skin infections (such as cold sores, herpes, chickenpox)
  • have fungal skin infections (such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush)
  • have skin blisters or sores caused due to infections
  • have infections of the outer ear

Before using BETNOVATE N CREAM, inform your doctor if you:

  • are going to undergo any major surgery

Use in pediatrics:

BETNOVATE N CREAM is not recommended for use in children aged less than 2 years. It should be used with caution in children aged above 2 years. Therefore, consult your doctor before application.

Use in geriatrics:

BETNOVATE N CREAM should be used with caution especially in renal impairment patients. Consult your doctor for advice.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before applying BETNOVATE N CREAM, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the other medicines such as:

  • Muscle relaxants used before surgeries (such as suxamethonium, pancuronium)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally uses too much of BETNOVATE N CREAM, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. 

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Betamethasone, Neomycin
Pharmacological Category :   Topical Corticosteroids, Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
Therapeutic Indication :   Skin conditions        
Dosage Forms :   Cream, Ointment, Eye drops, Ear drops

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children
  • Store at temperature not exceeding 30ºC

FAQs ABOUT BETNOVATE N CREAM

Q: What is BETNOVATE N CREAM used for?

A: BETNOVATE N CREAM is a corticosteroid medicine used to reduce redness and itching of skin problems which involves the risks of infection (such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or insect bites).

Q: How to apply BETNOVATE N CREAM?

A: Apply a thin layer of BETNOVATE N CREAM on the affected area or as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Wash your hands before and after application.

Q: What precautions must be followed while applying BETNOVATE N CREAM?

A: While applying BETNOVATE N CREAM, make sure not to apply BETNOVATE N CREAM in and around the areas of the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, anus or any open wounds. Make sure not to cover the application site with bandages, dressings or tight-fitting clothes nor wear nappies to children after application. Only use BETNOVATE N CREAM for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Apply a thin layer of BETNOVATE N CREAM. Also, inform your doctor before using BETNOVATE N CREAM if you have any other skin problems such as acne, rosacea or viral or fungal skin infections

Q: Is BETNOVATE N CREAM a steroid?

A: Yes. BETNOVATE N CREAM contains two medicines namely, Betamethasone and Neomycin. Betamethasone is a steroid medication. It blocks the release of certain chemicals in the body (such as prostaglandins) that causes inflammation, redness and swelling. When applied topically on the skin, it reduces redness, soreness, pain, itching and swelling.

Q: What are the most common side effects of BETNOVATE N CREAM?

A: The most common side effects of using BETNOVATE N CREAM are burning, irritation and itching at the site of application, skin thinning, changes in skin colour, increased hair growth and stretch marks. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect troubles you.

Q: How does BETNOVATE N CREAM works?

A: BETNOVATE N CREAM reduces redness, soreness, pain, itching and swelling of the skin. It can also kill the susceptible bacteria that causes skin infection.

Q: Can I use a higher dose of BETNOVATE N CREAM?

A: No. It is not safe to use a higher dose of BETNOVATE N CREAM without consulting your doctor. If the prescribed dose is less effective for you, kindly consult your doctor for a suitable high dose or for an alternative therapy.

Q: Can I use BETNOVATE N CREAM daily?

A: Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you use BETNOVATE N CREAM every day or not.

Q: Can I stop using BETNOVATE N CREAM once by pain reduces?

A: Use BETNOVATE N CREAM for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results. If you are using this medicine for a prolonged period, sudden withdrawal may cause symptoms like severe skin redness and itching, burning and stinging and skin peeling.

Q: Can BETNOVATE N CREAM be used in children?

A: BETNOVATE N CREAM is not recommended for use in infants aged less than 2 years. It should be used in children (aged above 2 years) only if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

Q: What to do if I forgot to apply a dose of BETNOVATE N CREAM?

A: If you forgot to apply a dose of BETNOVATE N CREAM, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of BETNOVATE N CREAM, skip the missed dose and apply the next one regularly. Do not apply a double dose of BETNOVATE N CREAM to compensate the missed ones.

Q: Can BETNOVATE N CREAM be used in pregnant women?

A: BETNOVATE N CREAM is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

REFERENCES

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3. Niel Veirup; Chris Kyriakopoulos. Neomycin. StatPearls. NIH. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC. PubMed Central. May 2022. [Accessed on 5th January 2023] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK560603/

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