Betamethasone valerate is a potent topical corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of steroid responsive dermatoses. Neomycin sulphate is an aminoglycoside broad spectrum antibiotic.
Topical preparations combining betamethasone valerate and neomycin sulphate are indicated for the treatment of the following conditions where secondary bacterial infection is present, suspected, or likely to occur: Eczema including atopic infantile and discoid eczemas. Prurigo nodularis. Psoriasis (excluding widespread plaque psoriasis). Neurodermatoses including lichen simplex, lichen planus. Seborrhoeic dermatitis. Contact sensitivity reactions. Insect bites reactions. Betnovate-N preparations can also be used in the management of secondary infected insect bites and anal and genital intertrigo.