BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN is a combination of medicine primarily used to treat various fungal and bacterial skin infections. It treats skin inflammation due to allergies or irritants, eczema (inflamed, itchy, cracked and rough skin patches), psoriasis (skin cells multiply rapidly to form bumpy (uneven) red patches covered with white scales), ringworm, athlete’s foot (fungal infection between the toes), jock itch (fungal infection in the skin of the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks), insect bites, and stings. Bacterial infection occurs when harmful bacteria grow in the body and causes infection. Fungal infection is caused when a fungus invades and affects the tissue on the skin.
BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN is composed of three medicines: Clotrimazole (antifungal), Neomycin (antibiotic) and Betamethasone (steroid). Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that stops the growth of fungi by causing damage and leakage to the fungal cell membrane. Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used in treating bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. It prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. On the other hand, Betamethasone is a corticosteroid and blocks prostaglandin's production (chemical messengers) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy.
BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN is for topical (for skin) use only. If the medicine gets into your eyes, nose or mouth, rinse with cold water. Common side effects of BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN include burning, irritation, itching and redness at the application site. These side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please consult your doctor.
Do not use topical BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN on open wounds, blisters and lesions. BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN is not for oral, ophthalmic (eye) or intravaginal use. Do not put a dressing or bandage on the affected area unless prescribed. Please check with your doctor before using BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN, if you have dehydration problems, cataracts or glaucoma, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones), or muscle weakness, liver and kidney diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult the doctor before starting BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN.
Fungal and bacterial skin infections.
BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN comprises of Clotrimazole, Neomycin, and Betamethasone. Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that stops the growth of fungi by causing damage and leakage to the fungal cell membrane. Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic and treats bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. It prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions and has broad-spectrum activity against aerobic Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid and blocks prostaglandin's production (chemical messengers) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy. With its anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictive properties, Betamethasone treats eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Before using BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN, let your doctor know if have a history of dehydration problems, cataract or glaucoma, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones), muscle weakness, liver and kidney diseases or allergic reactions to steroid medicines and antibiotics. Avoid smoking or going near naked flames since BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN can catch fire and burn easily. Avoid applying BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN cream on sunburns, lesions, blisters and open wounds. BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN is not for oral, ophthalmic (for the eye) or intravaginal use. Do not wash the treated areas for a minimum of 3 hours after you apply BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN. Let your doctor know if you plan to become pregnant or are already pregnant and a lactating mother.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription and non-prescription drugs, including herbal and vitamin products. Clotrimazole in BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN may reduce the effectiveness of latex contraceptives.
Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions were found/established.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Brief your doctor if you have a medical history of diseases and allergic reactions to medicines before starting BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN.
No interactions were found/ established. Please consult your doctor before using BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN.
There is limited data on how the BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN affects pregnancy. Please consult your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or are already pregnant before starting BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN.
Please consult your doctor before using BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN if you are breastfeeding. If you need to apply the cream or ointment on your breasts, don't do this shortly before giving a feed.
BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or use machines.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment before starting BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases before starting BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN.
BETAMETHASONE+CLOTRIMAZOLE+NEOMYCIN is recommended for children only with a doctor's advice.
It is advised to reach out to your doctor if the bacterial/fungal infection symptoms persist or worsen after two weeks of treatment.
Bacterial skin infection: It occurs when bacteria enter the body through the skin. Bacterial skin infections are generally mild and can be treated using topical antibiotics. Few infections need treatment using an oral antibiotic. Symptoms of a skin infection include rashes, blisters, cracked/dry skin, itching, redness, swelling, stinging or burning sensation.
Fungal skin infection: It is a skin disease in which a fungus attacks the tissue and causes infection. Fungal infections may be contagious (spread from one person to another). The symptoms of a fungal infection include scaly skin, blisters, itching, swelling, irritation, and redness.