Betnovate Cream

Formulation : Cream
Dosage : 0.10%
Quantity : 30g
Prescription Required
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Betnovate cream is a topical corticosteroid that is used to treat various inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, insect bites, and prickly heat.

Betnovate cream contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate, which relieves inflammation, itching, and redness of the skin. Inform a healthcare provider immediately for further evaluation and treatment.

Use and Dosage

Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 1-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.

After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.

Use this medication only for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use it for longer than prescribed.

Inform your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse after 2 weeks.

Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all these side effects may occur, if they do occur, they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  • Burning, itching, or stinging at the application site

Less common

  • Hair loss
  • Thinning of the hair

Incidence not known

  • Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  • Irritation
  • Itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • Redness and scaling around the mouth
  • Thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used where the skin folds together (e.g., between the fingers)

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your healthcare professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  • Acne or pimples
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings

Incidence not known

  • Burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  • Burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
  • Increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
  • Lightening of normal skin color
  • Lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  • Reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  • Softening of the skin

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients.


Before using betamethasone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone, or prednisone); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, diabetes, and immune system problems.

Do not use it if there is an infection or sore in the area to be treated.

Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used this medication within the past few months.

Though it is unlikely, this medication may temporarily slow down a child’s growth if used for a long time. See the doctor regularly so your child’s height can be checked.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Similar medications pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strengths

Betnovate Cream is available in the following form and strengths:

Betnovate Cream:

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How should Betnovate cream be applied?

Betnovate cream should be applied thinly and gently rubbed in using only enough to cover the affected area once or twice daily, as directed by a healthcare provider.

Can Betnovate cream be used on broken or infected skin?

Betnovate cream should not be used on broken or infected skin, as it may increase the risk of adverse effects.

Is Betnovate cream safe to use during pregnancy?

Betnovate cream may be harmful to a developing fetus, and it is important to consult with a healthcare.

Can Betnovate cream be used by children?

Betnovate cream may be used by children under the guidance and supervision of a healthcare provider.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Betnovate cream?

If a dose is missed, it should be applied as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, the missed dose should be skipped, and the regular dosing schedule resumed.



Additional information

Brand Name:

Betnovate Cream

Scientific Name:

Betamethasone Valerate

Other Names:

Betnovate Cream



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