Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate / Clioquinol)
What is Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate / Clioquinol) used for?
Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol) is a topical medicine used to treat inflammatory skin conditions caused by bacteria or fungus. The cream contains a combination of two medications. Betamethasone reduces inflammation to prevent pain, redness, and scaling of the skin. Clioquinol destroys or prevents the reproduction of bacteria or fungus cells allowing the immune system to eliminate any secondary infection. This action makes the medication useful for treating eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhoeic dermatitis. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate / Clioquinol)?
Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The medicine is normally applied one to three times each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medicine thoroughly rinse and dry the affected area, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medicine to evaporate. Wash your hands using soap and water after each administration to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate / Clioquinol)?
The use of Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as you experience any serious side effects such as blurry vision, unusual weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, or unusual mood changes. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using the medication if you irritation around the genitals or mouth, viral skin infections, acne, or widespread plaque psoriasis. Also inform your doctor if you have psoriasis as this condition may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol) 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.
Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol) 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.