Betnovate Cream

Formulation : Cream
Dosage : 0.10%
Quantity : 30g
Prescription Required
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Betnovate Cream use  

Betnovate Cream is a prescription medication that is used to relieve pruritic manifestations and inflammation of steroid-responsive dermatoses. These include skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, prurigo nodularis, seborrheic dermatitis, neurodermatitis, discoid lupus erythematosus, contact sensitivity reactions, insect bite reactions, and prickly heat.  

This has the generic name of betamethasone valerate and is classified as a topical corticosteroid.

Betnovate Cream Directions

Always read the drug information leaflet before starting to take this medication. Remember that you must not take any drug without fully understanding all its prescribing information. For queries, ask your doctor or pharmacist.  

This topical drug is strictly for external use only. This is usually prescribed two or three times a day or as prescribed by the physician. Always wash your hands properly prior to and after applying this cream. Apply a thin layer of Betnovate to the affected areas using your finger. Gently rub the medication until it disappears. Do not use it more frequently than prescribed.  

Betnovate Cream Cautions

Avoid using this prescription cream if you have an allergy to betamethasone and any of the inactive ingredients that the cream contains. Always watch out for signs of hypersensitivity reactions, such as skin rashes, hives or itchiness, swollen lymph nodes, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing. Once you notice allergic reactions, call for emergency medical attention.  

Inform your medical practitioner about your past medical history of any untreated rosacea, acne vulgaris, perioral dermatitis, cutaneous viral infections, perianal/genital pruritus, and pruritus without inflammation. You must also discuss all the prescription medications, nonprescription medications, vitamins, supplements, and herbal products you are taking. These products may interact with Betnovate. 

Children and geriatric patients should not use this cream unless prescribed by the doctor. This should be applied with caution as pediatric patients, and the elderly are more prone to side effects. 

Before using Betnovate Cream, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.  

Betnovate Cream Side Effects 

Common Side Effects of Betnovate Cream: 

  • Mild burning on the application site 
  • Irritation 
  • Itching 
  • Redness 

Serious Side Effects: 

  • Delayed wound healing 
  • Skin thinning 
  • Streaks on the skin 
  • Changes in skin color
  • Easy bruising
  • Swelling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Acne 

If you have any of the following adverse effects or any other side effects that concern you while using Betnovate Cream, contact your doctor immediately.

Betnovate Cream Pricing: How Much Does Betnovate Cream Cost in Canada?

Betnovate is available at a significant discount on This medication is sold in 0.10% cream. You may check the list of prices on this page.  

Frequently Asked Questions  

How does Betnovate Cream work? 

This topical cream targets inflammation by inhibiting the late phase of the allergic or hypersensitivity reaction. It decreases the mast cell density, chemotaxis and eosinophils activation, and cytokine production while inhibiting arachidonic acid metabolism. 


How long does it take for Betnovate to work? 

This type of topical corticosteroid does not work immediately. Usually, it takes two-three days before you notice improvements in your skin condition. Then, it could take weeks before you see the full effect.  

Can I use Betnovate Cream for face to treat pimples? 

This prescription cream is not indicated for acne or pimples. It should also not be applied to pimple marks. This is because it can worsen pimples, increase facial hair, and make your face more sensitive to sunlight. 

Additional information

Drug Name:

Betnovate Cream

Scientific Name:

Betamethasone Valerate

Other Names:

Betnovate Cream



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