Betnovate Ointment 15gm

Skin Infections Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

BETNOVATE OINTMENT contains Betamethasone, which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids. It is used to reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems like eczema (patches of rough and scaly skin with blisters), psoriasis (scales and itchy dry patches due to build-up of skin cells), and dermatitis (inflammation of the skin).

Do not smoke or go near naked flames after applying BETNOVATE OINTMENT, as it is inflammable. BETNOVATE OINTMENT is not recommended to use in patients having several skin conditions like acne, severe flushing of skin on and around the nose (rosacea), spotty red rash around the mouth (perioral dermatitis), itching around the back passage or private parts, infected skin and itchy skin which is not inflamed.

Before using BETNOVATE OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you have a chronic leg ulcer, psoriasis or infection of the skin. BETNOVATE OINTMENT should be used with caution among women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. BETNOVATE OINTMENT is not recommended for use in children less than 1 year of age.

The most common side effects of using BETNOVATE OINTMENT are application site reactions like the feeling of burning, pain, irritation or itching. Contact your doctor if any of the above symptoms worsen.

USES OF BETNOVATE OINTMENT

It reduces the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems like:

  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • dermatitis

HOW BETNOVATE OINTMENT WORKS

BETNOVATE OINTMENT works by acting inside skin cells and preventing the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling. When the skin reacts to any kind of allergens, such chemicals are released normally.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always apply BETNOVATE OINTMENT as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Apply a thin layer of BETNOVATE OINTMENT to the affected area. Avoid applying this medicine around your eyes, including your eyelids. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of BETNOVATE OINTMENT depending upon your age, weight and health condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF BETNOVATE OINTMENT

COMMON

  • application site reactions like the feeling of burning, pain, irritation or itching

RARE

Stop using BETNOVATE OINTMENT and contact your physician immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • worsening of skin conditions such as generalized rash or the skin becomes swollen
  • raised bumps with pus under the skin
  • blurred vision or other visual disturbances (using near eyes may result in entering of the medicine in the eyes causing glaucoma or cataract)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Skin irritation:

Avoid hot bathing because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use comfortable clothing when going outdoors. Regularly moisturize your skin. Consult your doctor if the symptoms don’t improve or worsen.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

BETNOVATE OINTMENT should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using BETNOVATE OINTMENT.

BREASTFEEDING

BETNOVATE OINTMENT should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before using BETNOVATE OINTMENT.

ALLERGY

Do not use BETNOVATE OINTMENT if you are allergic to Betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

BETNOVATE OINTMENT is not recommended for use if you have:

  • acne
  • severe reddening of the skin on and around the nose (rosacea)
  • spotty red rash across the mouth (perioral dermatitis)
  • itching around the back passage or private parts
  • infected skin
  • itchy skin which is not inflamed

Before using BETNOVATE OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you:

  • are using BETNOVATE OINTMENT for chronic leg ulcer
  • have to apply on a large area
  • have psoriasis
  • have to apply on broken skin or within skin folds
  • have to apply on eyelids or near eyes
  • have a skin infection
  • are applying on face

Use in pediatrics:

BETNOVATE OINTMENT is not recommended to use in children below 1 year of age. Consult your child’s doctor before using BETNOVATE OINTMENT.

Use in geriatrics:

There is no information on the use of BETNOVATE OINTMENT in elderly patients. Consult with your doctor before using BETNOVATE OINTMENT.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before using BETNOVATE OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • medicine used to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (Ex. ritonavir)
  • medicine used to treat fungal infection (Ex. itraconazole)

Overdosage

If you or anyone else accidentally ingests or use too much of BETNOVATE OINTMENT, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital as it can make you ill.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Betamethasone
Pharmacological Category :   Corticosteroids
Therapeutic Indication :   Ecezma, Psoriasis, Dermatitis
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Gel, Cream, Ointment, Lotion, Oral drops, Oil, Eye/Ear drops, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep BETNOVATE OINTMENT out of reach from children
  • Store at a temperature not more than 25°C

FAQs ABOUT BETNOVATE OINTMENT

How to use BETNOVATE OINTMENT?

Always apply BETNOVATE OINTMENT as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Apply a thin layer of BETNOVATE OINTMENT to the affected area. Treated areas on the face should not be covered with a plaster or bandage. Do not use this medicine on your face for more than 5 days. Avoid applying this medicine around your eyes, including your eyelids.

What if I forget to use a dose of BETNOVATE OINTMENT?

If you forget a dose of BETNOVATE OINTMENT, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one and apply the next scheduled dose at the prescribed time.

Is it safe to use BETNOVATE OINTMENT during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

GBNKEYWORD] should be used with caution in pregnant women and breastfeeding women unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before using BETNOVATE OINTMENT.

When BETNOVATE OINTMENT is not recommended?

BETNOVATE OINTMENT is not recommended to use in patients having several skin conditions like acne, severe flushing of skin on and around the nose (rosacea), spotty red rash around the mouth (perioral dermatitis), itching around the back passage or private parts, infected skin, and itchy skin which is not inflamed. It is also not recommended to use in children below 1 year of age. Please consult your doctor before using BETNOVATE OINTMENT.

Is BETNOVATE OINTMENT safe for use by children?

BETNOVATE OINTMENT is generally not recommended for use in children under 1 year of age. Consult with your child’s doctor before using BETNOVATE OINTMENT.

Does BETNOVATE OINTMENT cause skin irritation?

Yes. Skin irritation is the most common side effect of BETNOVATE OINTMENT. Avoid hot baths, as hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use comfortable clothing when going outdoors. Regularly moisturize your skin. Consult your doctor if the symptoms get worse or persist.

Can I stop using BETNOVATE OINTMENT on my own?

It is very important to keep using BETNOVATE OINTMENT till the time your doctor has prescribed it to you. Do not stop taking it on your own even if your symptoms lessen and you feel better. If you stop using BETNOVATE OINTMENT suddenly, your condition may get worse. Consult with your doctor if you wish to discontinue using BETNOVATE OINTMENT.

Can I start using BETNOVATE OINTMENT in case of a reoccurrence of my condition?

If you experience a recurrence of your condition shortly after stopping treatment with BETNOVATE OINTMENT, within 2 weeks, do not restart using BETNOVATE OINTMENT without consulting a doctor. If your condition has resolved and on recurrence the redness extends beyond the initial affected area and there is a burning sensation, please seek medical advice before restarting treatment.

What precautions should be taken while using BETNOVATE OINTMENT?

Do not smoke or go near naked flames while getting treated with BETNOVATE OINTMENT due to the risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressing, etc.) that has been in contact with BETNOVATE OINTMENT burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Corticosteroids. Drugs Essentials of medical pharmacology. 7th edition. 2013. Page – 289.

2. Sanaa A El-Gizawy, Maha Fadel, Basma Mourad, and Fatma El-zahraa Abd Elnaby. Betamethasone Dipropionate for Treatment of Localised Plaque Psoriasis. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Research gate. August 2017 [Accessed on 18th August 2022] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318834216

3. Betamethasone. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubchem. [Revised in August 2022] [Accessed on 18th August 2022] https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Betamethasone

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8. MIMS. Diprovate-RD (beclomethasone). [Accessed on 18th August 2022] https://www.mims.com/india/drug/info/diprovate-rd

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Absolute Eosinophil Count
  • Peripheral Smear Examination
  • Total IgE

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    25 g
    Ingredient
    BETAMETHASONE 0.12%W/W
    Hsn Code
    30032000
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