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What is Betamethasone + Neomycin used for?
Betamethasone + Neomycin cream is used for the treatment of various skin conditions, such as:
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Lichen planus
- Prurigo nodularis
- Skin reactions to insect bites and stings.
- Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE).
Betamethasone + Neomycin eye drops are used for the treatment of symptoms associated with eye irritation, burning, and swelling of the eye due to the exposure to chemical, allergens, infections etc.
Betamethasone + Neomycin ear drops are used for the treatment of redness and swelling of infected ears.
Betamethasone + Neomycin may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Betamethasone + Neomycin work?
In Betamethasone + Neomycin combination, Betamethasone belongs to the class of drugs called corticosteroids. The drug acts by exhibiting its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties, thereby reducing the allergy or irritation.
Neomycin belongs to the class of drugs called aminoglycoside antibiotics. The drug acts by affecting the synthesis of certain proteins that are essential for the bacteria to survive. Thus, it kills the bacteria and reduces the symptoms of inflammatory conditions.
How to use Betamethasone + Neomycin?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Betamethasone + Neomycin combination cream, eye drops, ear drops as prescribed by your doctor.
- Wash and dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of Betamethasone + Neomycin combination cream to the affected area and rub gently.
- Instill one or two eye drops into the conjunctival sac of the eye and close your eyes for at least 10 minutes. Do not allow the container tip to touch the eye or surrounding tissue.
- Use 3 to 4 ear drops into the affected ear carefully by following the instructions given on the prescription label.
If you miss a dose of Betamethasone + Neomycin, please use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Betamethasone + Neomycin?
Drugs that interact with Betamethasone + Neomycin include the following:
- Amphotericin B
- Polymyxin B
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Betamethasone + Neomycin?
The following are the most common side effects of Betamethasone + Neomycin cream :
- Skin irritation
- Redness of the skin
- Reduced skin pigmentation
- Excessive hair growth
- Itchy or burning skin
The following are the most common side effects of Betamethasone + Neomycineye drops:
- Increased pressure in the eye
- Poor vision
- Cloudiness on the lens of the eye
- Itching, stinging or burning of the eye
The following are the most common side effects of Betamethasone + Neomycinear drops:
- Feeling of itching or local irritation
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using Betamethasone + Neomycin?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Betamethasone + Neomycin or similar drugs.
- Avoid using Betamethasone + Neomycin combination for more than a week without consulting a doctor.
- Seek doctor’s advice before using any other drug or herbal products while on Betamethasone + Neomycin combination.
- Avoid using Betamethasone + Neomycin combination to treat widespread plaque psoriasis.
- Do not use Betamethasone + Neomycin combination for children below 2 years of age.
- Do not use Betamethasone + Neomycin medication to treat itchy skin around the genitals.
- Avoid Betamethasone + Neomycin during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
- Avoid using Betamethasone + Neomycin medication over the sensitive or irritated skin.
You are advised not to use Betamethasone + Neomycin if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before using Betamethasone + Neomycin?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of persistent skin diseases.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Notify your doctor if you become pregnant while using Betamethasone + Neomycin combination.
Frequently Asked Questions about Betamethasone + Neomycin
- How long can I use Betamethasone + Neomycin combination?
- Can Betamethasone + Neomycin combination be used to treat fungal infections?
- Can I wear contact lenses while using Betamethasone + Neomycin eye drops?
- How should Betamethasone + Neomycin combination be stored?
It is advised to continue using Betamethasone + Neomycin combination until the infection is healed. However, avoid prolonged use of the drug as it can increase the risk of side effects.
Avoid using Betamethasone + Neomycin combination to treat fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, candida skin infections, and ringworm.
It is not advisable to use contact lenses while using Betamethasone + Neomycin eye drops.
Betamethasone + Neomycin combination should be stored at room temperature away from sunlight, heat and moisture.
The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.