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Betamethasone - Topical/Cutaneous - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Available Brands

Other Known Brands
  • Besone    
  • Beavate    
  • Betasone D    
  • Uniflex    

Why do I need this medicine?

Betamethasone helps relieve inflammation and itch that may occur with certain skin problems.

How do I use this medicine?

Apply Betamethasone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more often or over a larger area than instructed by your doctor.

If you are using the cream, ointment or lotion, follow these steps:

1. Wash your hands.
2. Clean and dry affected area before application.
3. Rub Betamethasone gently on the skin or scalp until it disappears. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
4. Wash your hands after using.
5. Replace the cap of the tube.

If you are using the foam, follow these steps:

1. Wash your hands.
2. Turn the container upside-down and put small amount of the preparation onto a saucer or other cool surface. Do not place directly into your hands.
3. Apply few amounts of foam to the affected area as directed by your doctor.
4. Rub Betamethasone gently until it disappears.
5. Wash your hands after using.

Avoid contact with eyes or mouth. Rinse immediately with water if this medicine gets into your eyes or mouth. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.

Do not use with occlusive dressing unless instructed by the doctor.

This medicine may be used regularly or when required. If you are using the medicine regularly, do not stop abruptly unless instructed by your doctor, as this may suddenly worsen your condition.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not apply more than what is instructed by the doctor to make up for the missed dose.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child. If your child is using Betamethasone, he/she may need to have his/her height monitored regularly.

Avoid exposure to anyone who is infected with chickenpox. If you are exposed to this infection, contact your doctor immediately.

Do not apply on skin that is broken or infected. Do not apply on skin that is discharging fluid or pus.

Do not apply Betamethasone on your face, groin, or armpits unless instructed by your doctor to do so.

Do not apply Betamethasone to large areas of your skin.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

What side effects could I experience?

Betamethasone may cause any of the following side effects: burning, itching, irritation, drying, softening, and thinning of the skin.

Other side effects include any of the following: small red bumps around hair follicles, excessive hair growth, and changes in skin tone.

If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using the medicine and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Let your doctor know if you are using any other creams, ointments or other medicines lotions on the affected area.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Store the topical foam at temperature between 20°C to 25°C. Keep away from heat or open flame, or while smoking. Do not puncture the container.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Betamethasone - Topical/Cutaneous and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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