Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate USP)
What is Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate USP) used for?
Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate USP) is a topical steroid used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhoeic dermatitis. The medicine reduces inflammatory symptoms to prevent scaling, irritation, pain, and inflammation of the skin. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate USP)?
Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate USP) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The cream is normally applied one to three times each day, but your individual directions will depend on your health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. To apply the medicine thoroughly clean and dry the area being treated, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage the medicine into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water following each use to prevent the medication from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated.
What are the side effects of Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate USP)?
Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate USP) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as severe burning or pain, blurry vision, irregular heartbeats, unusual swelling, or insomnia. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate USP) should not be applied to skin that is broken, severely damaged, or sensitive (near the genitals or face). The medication should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to betamethasone, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, who have acne, widespread psoriasis, bacterial skin infections, fungal skin infections, viral skin infections, or an inflammatory rash around the mouth. Also inform your doctor if you have psoriasis or other chronic health conditions that may cause health problems requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate USP) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate USP) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.