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Betnovate Cream for Inflammatory Skin Conditions

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Betnovate Cream is used to treat various inflammatory skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, insect bite reactions, chronic itchy skin, recurring scaly rash, dermatitis, contact sensitivity reactions and allergies

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Betnovate Cream for Inflammatory Skin Conditions

  1. 1. Betnovate Cream Betnovate Cream is a topical corticosteroid, which is applied to the skin. Betnovate is a soft, white cream with a faint odour of chlorocresol. It is available in 0.1% strength in a 20 g tube. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  2. 2. Betnovate Cream Indications Betnovate Cream is used to treat various inflammatory skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, insect bite reactions, chronic itchy skin, recurring scaly rash, dermatitis, contact sensitivity reactions and allergies. It is often used where there is or may be an infection, as well as inflammation and as an additional treatment for an intense widespread reddening and inflammation of the skin © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  3. 3. Betnovate Cream Chemical Structure © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  4. 4. Betnovate Cream Ingredients present in Betnovate Cream : Active Ingredient: ➔Betamethasone Valerate 0.1% w/w © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  5. 5. Betnovate Cream Ingredients present in Betnovate Cream: Inactive Ingredients: ➔Paraffin-soft white ➔Paraffin-liquid ➔Chlorocresol (preservative) ➔Cetostearyl alcohol ➔Cetomacrogol 1000 ➔Sodium phosphate-monobasic ➔Purified water © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  6. 6. Betnovate Cream Do not use Betnovate Cream to treat the following skin conditions: ➔Rosacea (unusual reddening of the nose and cheeks) ➔Peri-oral dermatitis (a skin condition involving the mouth area) ➔Viral skin conditions e.g. herpes, chickenpox ➔Fungal or yeast skin infections eg. candidiasis, tinea ➔Bacterial skin infections e.g. impetigo ➔Ulcerative conditions ➔Skin conditions around the anal or genital areas including genital herpes © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  7. 7. Betnovate Cream Recommended Dosage A small quantity of Betnovate Cream should be applied to the affected area once or twice daily until improvement occurs. If required, cover the area with a dry dressing. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  8. 8. Betnovate Cream Contraindications ➔Hypersensitivity to any ingredient of the preparation. ➔Rosacea and acne vulgaris ➔Perioral dermatitis, perianal and genital pruritus ➔Viral infections of the skin (e.g. herpes simplex, chickenpox) ➔Gravitational ulcers ➔Tuberculosis of the skin © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  9. 9. Betnovate Cream Overdosage ➔Percutaneous absorption of corticosteroids can occur when large amounts of corticosteroids are applied or when occlusive dressings are used. ➔ Toxic effects may include ecchymosis, peptic ulceration, hypertension, delayed wound healing, decreased resistance to infection, hirsutism, acne, oedema and muscle weakness. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  10. 10. Betnovate Cream Possible Side Effects Side effects of Betnovate Cream even if they occur, are most likely to be minor and temporary. The most common side effects are skin rash, dryness, redness, hot or burning sensation and itching. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  11. 11. Betnovate Cream Possible Side Effects Inform your doctor or health care provider immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms: ➔Wheezing, swelling of the lips/mouth, difficulty in breathing, hayfever, lumpy rash (hives) or fainting ➔Worsening of symptoms ➔Skin pigmentation changes © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  12. 12. Betnovate Cream More Information Betnovate Cream is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, India For more information click here © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland

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