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Betnovate N Cream 20 gm

Manufacturer/Marketer

Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

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Product Details

About Betnovate N Cream 20 gm

Betnovate N Cream 20 gm is a dermatological medicine used to treat various bacterial skin infections. Bacterial skin infection occurs when bacteria penetrate through hair follicles or broken skin and cause infection. Symptoms include redness, pain, and tenderness of the skin, minor bumps or boils, rashes, blisters, cracked/dry skin, swelling, stinging or burning sensation, pus formation, and itching.

Betnovate N Cream 20 gm contains Betamethasone and Neomycin. Betamethasone belongs to the class of corticosteroids. It blocks the production of prostaglandins (chemical messengers) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy. Thereby treats inflammation and itchiness caused by skin infections. Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. 

Your doctor will advise the appropriate dose that suits your infection. Betnovate N Cream 20 gm is for topical (for skin) use only. Common side effects of Betnovate N Cream 20 gm include itching, dryness, and a burning sensation at the application site. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and resolve gradually over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, consult a doctor.

Let your doctor know if you are allergic to any of the components in Betnovate N Cream 20 gm. Do not use Betnovate N Cream 20 gm on open wounds, blisters and lesions. Please do not cover the affected areas with a dressing or bandage since it increases the side effects. If Betnovate N Cream 20 gm gets into your eyes, nose, mouth or vagina, rinse with cold water. Betnovate N Cream 20 gm is not recommended for the treatment of diaper rash. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult the doctor before starting Betnovate N Cream 20 gm. 

Uses of Betnovate N Cream 20 gm

Bacterial skin infections.

Medicinal Benefits

Betnovate N Cream 20 gm treats various bacterial skin infections, such as eczema (inflamed, itchy, cracked and rough skin patches), psoriasis (skin cells multiply rapidly to form bumpy (uneven) red patches covered with white scales), dermatitis (itchy inflammation of the skin), and insect bites. Betnovate N Cream 20 gm also effectively treats prurigo nodularis (hard, itchy lumps on the skin), lichen simplex chronicus (scaling of the skin due to repetitive itching), lichen planus (swelling and irritation on the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes), seborrhoeic dermatitis (scaly patches and red skin mainly on the scalp), miliaria (prickly heat), anal and genital intertrigo (chaffing of the skin). Betnovate N Cream 20 gm consists of Betamethasone (corticosteroid) and Neomycin (antibiotic). Betamethasone blocks prostaglandins production (chemical messengers) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy. Neomycin prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Directions for Use

Apply a thin layer of Betnovate N Cream 20 gm with clean and dry hands on the affected areas of the skin. You can also apply it with a piece of clean cotton wool or gauze swab. Gently rub the medicine into the skin until it is disappeared. Wash your hands before and after applying Betnovate N Cream 20 gm on the affected areas unless the treatment is for hands.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Betnovate N Cream 20 gm

  • Itching
  • Dryness
  • Localized pain on the skin
  • Burning sensation at the application site

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Before using Betnovate N Cream 20 gm, let your doctor know if you have a history of dehydration problems, cataract or glaucoma, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones), hearing problems, chronic leg ulcers, liver and kidney diseases or allergic reactions to steroid medicines and antibiotics. Avoid smoking or going near naked flames since Betnovate N Cream 20 gm can catch fire and burn easily. Avoid applying Betnovate N Cream 20 gm on sunburns, lesions, blisters and open wounds. Do not wash the treated areas for a minimum of 3 hours after you apply Betnovate N Cream 20 gm. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Betnovate N Cream 20 gm is recommended for children above two years of age if prescribed by a doctor.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Betnovate N Cream 20 gm may interact with neuromuscular blocking agents, anti-HIV/AIDS drugs (ritonavir), and antifungals (itraconazole).

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions were found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Brief your doctor if you have a medical history before using this medicine. Betnovate N Cream 20 gm is contraindicated in conditions such as perioral dermatitis (a rash around the mouth), viral skin infections, itching of genital and anal skin, yeast infections, and rosacea.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • RITONAVIR
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      safe if prescribed

      No interactions were found. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      It is advised to consult your doctor if you plan to conceive or are already pregnant before starting Betnovate N Cream 20 gm.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      There are limited studies on how Betnovate N Cream 20 gm affects breastfed infants. Please consult your doctor before using Betnovate N Cream 20 gm if you are breastfeeding. If you need to apply Betnovate N Cream 20 gm on your breasts, don't do this shortly before giving a feed.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      safe if prescribed

      Betnovate N Cream 20 gm has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or use machines.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment before starting Betnovate N Cream 20 gm.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases before starting Betnovate N Cream 20 gm.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      Betnovate N Cream 20 gm is recommended for children above two years of age if prescribed by the doctor.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Always wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid further sweat and spreading skin infection.
    • Do not scratch the affected skin area as it can spread the infection to other body parts.
    • Avoid sharing towels, combs, bedsheets, shoes or socks with others.
    • Wash your bed sheets and towels regularly.
    • Avoid or limit the intake of alcohol and caffeine.
    • Manage stress, eat healthily, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.

    Special Advise

    • It is advised to contact your doctor if the infection symptoms persist or worsen after two weeks of treatment.
    • Avoid contact of Betnovate N Cream 20 gm with nose, mouth or eyes. If contact occurs accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly.

    Other Information (BET0062)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Bacterial skin infection: Bacterial skin infection occurs when bacteria penetrate through hair follicles or broken skin and cause infection. Symptoms include redness, pain, and tenderness of the skin, minor bumps or boils, rashes, blisters, cracked/dry skin, swelling, stinging or burning sensation, pus formation, and itching. Bacterial skin infections are generally mild and can be treated using topical antibiotics. Sometimes, for a severe infection, an oral antibiotic may be required. Common bacterial infections include cellulitis (red and swollen skin), erysipelas (large patches on the skin), impetigo (red sores on the face), folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles), and carbuncles (pus-filled bumps).

    FAQs

    Betnovate N Cream 20 gm consists of Neomycin and Betamethasone. Neomycin prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Betamethasone works by blocking prostaglandins production (chemical messengers) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy.

    Betnovate N Cream 20 gm is for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If Betnovate N Cream 20 gm gets into your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse with water. Do not put a bandage or a dressing on the affected area while using Betnovate N Cream 20 gm unless advised by the doctor. Do not apply Betnovate N Cream 20 gm on sunburns, open wounds, lesions and blisters.

    Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of Betnovate N Cream 20 gm based on the severity of your infection. It is advised to use Betnovate N Cream 20 gm only for the prescribed period since long-term usage of Betnovate N Cream 20 gm may cause increased hair growth and weakening and thinning of the skin.

    Betnovate N Cream 20 gm is not recommended for use in diaper rash. Please use Betnovate N Cream 20 gm under medical guidance if you have pituitary gland diseases, dehydration problems, chronic leg ulcers, cataract or glaucoma, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, hearing problems (ototoxicity), osteoporosis, muscle weakness, liver/kidney diseases, and Cushing's disease (high cortisol levels).

    Betnovate N Cream 20 gm is not recommended for use in acne treatment. It is also advised not to use Betnovate N Cream 20 gm for a rash around the mouth (perioral dermatitis), viral skin infections, itching of genital and anal skin, yeast infections, and rosacea (small, red, pus-filled bumps on the face). Please seek a doctor's advice if you have any of these conditions.

    Betnovate N Cream 20 gm should be used with other topical medicines only if advised by the doctor. However, you are advised to maintain at least a three-hour gap between Betnovate N Cream 20 gm and other topical medicine.

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    Country Of Origin

    INDIA

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Dr. Annie Besant Road, Mumbai - 400 030

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