Betnovate-N (Betamethasone Valerate and Neomycin 20mg Cream)

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Betnovate-N (Betamethasone Valerate and Neomycin 20mg Cream)
Betnovate-N (Betamethasone Valerate and Neomycin 20mg Cream) is one of a group of medicines called topical steroids. "Topical" means they are put on the skin. Topical steroids reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems. (They should not be confused with "anabolic" steroids misused by some body builders and taken as tablets or injections). Betnovate-N (Betamethasone Valerate and Neomycin 20mg Cream) also contains neomycin which may help to prevent or clear up some bacterial infections of the skin.

What is in your cream

Betnovate-N Cream is one of a group of medicines called topical steroids. "Topical" means they are put on the skin. Topical steroids reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems. (They should not be confused with "anabolic" steroids misused by some body builders and taken as tablets or injections).

Betnovate-N Cream also contains neomycin which may help to prevent or clear up some bacterial infections of the skin.

Ingredients of the cream include:

  • The main active ingredient - betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1%
  • an antibacterial agent - neomycin sulphate 3%
  • a preservative - chlorocresol
  • in a base containing cetomacrogol 1000, white soft paraffin, and liquid paraffin.

The cream does not contain any lanolin, parabens or colouring agents.


Betnovate-N Cream Side Effects ?

  • Most people find using this cream causes no problems when used in the right amount for the correct length of time (See above as well as guidance on back of this leaflet).
  • IF you find your condition gets worse during treatment you may be allergic to the cream or have a skin infection which needs other treatment.
  • Stop using the cream and tell your doctor as soon as possible
  • Repeated courses of topical steroids over a long period of time may sometimes cause changes in hair growth and skin colour.

How Much Cream To Use

If your doctor has told you in detail how to use the cream then keep to that advice otherwise:-

Two or three times a day, after washing your hands, gently rub the correct amount of cream into the skin until it has all disappeared.

For an adult:

You should find that

  • two fingertips of cream will treat both hands or one foot
  • three fingertips of cream will treat one arm
  • six fingertips of cream will treat one leg
  • fourteen fingertips of cream will treat the front and back of one trunk

 

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