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Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm

Manufacturer

Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Pack Of

1 OINTMENT

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm

Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm is a dermatological medication that used to reduce swelling, itching redness and dead skin cells caused due to specific skin problems such as psoriasis (scales and itchy, dry patches) and eczema (itchy, cracked, swollen or rough skin). The swelling of the skin occurs when an allergic reaction or skin irritation releases several substances in the skin that widens blood vessels and cause itching, redness, pain and swelling in the irritated area.

Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm contains Betamethasone (steroids) and Salicylic acid (anti-inflammatory/keratolytic) that works together by reducing the amount of inflammatory chemicals your body makes thereby stopping body’s natural immune response, which helps to control swelling and inflammation. When the skin reacts to any allergens, such chemicals are released typically. Salicylic acid belongs to the class of keratolytic agents that works by breaking down a protein known as keratin (that forms part of skin structure) and removes dead skin cells and softens skin. Also, it enhances betamethasone absorption into the skin.

Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm is only for external use. Take a small amount of Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm on the finger and apply as a thin layer on the clean and dry affected area. Avoid contact of Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm with nose, mouth or eyes. In case Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Some people may experience a skin rash, inflammation (swelling and redness) of hair follicles, blistering, itching, swelling, stinging or burning sensation of at the site of application. Most of these side effects of Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist and/or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or a nursing mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm. Do not use Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm in more than prescribed doses, on large areas of the body or for a prolonged time as it may change the levels of some hormones in the body. Do not wrap or cover the treated area with plasters or bandages.  Avoid using Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm for more than five days in children and on the face.

Avoid smoking or going near naked flames as the fabric (bedding, clothing, dressings) that is in contact with Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm catches fire and burns quickly. If you have rosacea (redness and often red, small, pus-filled bumps on the face), psoriasis, acne, dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin) around the mouth, chickenpox, cold sores, nappy rash, genital itching or other skin problems, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, adrenal gland, liver or blood circulation problems, inform your doctor before taking Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm.

Uses of Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm

Psoriasis, Eczema

Directions for Use

Wash your hands before and after applying Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm. Take a small amount of Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm and apply as a thin layer on the affected area of the skin 2 times every day. Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm is only for external use. If you are using Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm on face, avoid contact with eyes as it may irritate. In case Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm comes in contact with eyes accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm

Like all medicines, Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm can cause some common side effects such as skin rash, inflammation (swelling and redness) of hair follicles, blistering, itching, swelling, stinging or burning sensation of at the site of application. Most of these side effects of Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not use Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm in more than prescribed doses, on large areas of the body or for a prolonged time as it may change the levels of some hormones in the body. If you are known to be allergic to Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm. Do not wrap or cover the treated area with plasters or bandages. Avoid using Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm for more than 5 days in children and on the face. Avoid smoking or going near naked flames as the fabric (bedding, clothing, dressings) that is in contact with Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm catches fire and burns easily. If you have rosacea (redness and often red, small, pus-filled bumps on the face), psoriasis, acne, dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin) around the mouth, chickenpox, cold sores, nappy rash, genital itching or other skin problems, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, adrenal gland, liver or blood circulation problems, inform your doctor before taking Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm. This medicine should not be used in bacterial/fungal infections, or napkin eruptions, without suitable concomitant anti-infective therapy. In rare cases, adrenal hormone suppression may also occur with Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm, especially in infants and children.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Interaction of Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm.

  • Pregnancy

    Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm is Category C pregnancy drug and is given to a pregnant woman only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks. So if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy, please consult a doctor.

  • Breast Feeding

    Do not apply Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm on the breast area or nipple before breastfeeding baby. Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

  • Driving

    Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Liver

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm in patients with Liver problems, please consult a doctor.

  • Kidney

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm in patients with Kidney problems, please consult a doctor.

Other Information (BET0057)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

No, you are not recommended to use Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm if you have rosacea (redness and often red, small, pus-filled bumps on the face), acne, dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin) around the mouth, chickenpox, cold sores, nappy rash, genital itching or other skin problems as it may worsen the condition. However, inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions before taking Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm.

You are recommended to use Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm on the face only if advised by your doctor and do not use for more than 5 days on the face as the skin on face thins easily.

Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm should be used with caution in children if prescribed by a doctor as it may cause changes in hormone levels leading to puffiness or rounding of the face, delayed growth and development, blurred vision or other vision problems due to build-up of pressure around the brain especially if used in more than recommended doses or for a prolonged time. However, please consult a doctor before using Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm in children.

You are recommended to use Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. However, if the condition persists or worsens after 4 weeks of treatment with Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm, please consult a doctor.

No, you are not recommended to stop using Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm without consulting your doctor as discontinuing Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm suddenly may cause redness, burning or stinging sensation of the skin. Therefore, take Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm, please consult your doctor so that the dose may be reduced gradually.

No, Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm is not used to treat diaper rash as using Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm under child’s nappy enables Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm to pass through the skin easily and cause adverse effects. However, please consult a doctor before using Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm in children.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Dr. Annie Besant Road, Mumbai - 400 030

Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm

Betnovate S Ointment 20 gm

MRP: 30.05

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