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Introduction

Expert Advice

  • Apply as advised by your doctor.
  • For external use only.
  • Before application, wash and dry the area.
  • Apply a thin layer of medication on the affected area.
  • Contact your doctor if there is worsening of condition or no improvement.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and open wounds
  • Avoid using occlusive dressings.
  • Do not use it for long periods of time around genitalia, rectal areas and sensitive tissues.
  • Exposure to the affected area to direct sunlight must be avoided.

Primary Uses

Indications

This medicine is used to treat Psoriasis (skin disease characterized by red, itchy and scaly patches), Lichen simplex (dry patchy skin), planus eczema (inflammatory disorders causing purplish flat skin bumps), otitis externa (ear inflammation), prurigo (intensely itchy spots), seborrheic dermatitis (skin condition mainly affecting the scalp), contact dermatitis (red, itchy rash due to allergy), steroid-responsive dermatoses of the scalp (skin lesion or defect of the scalp), and severe dandruff.

Side Effects

The patients administered with this medicine may experience irritation at application site, redness and dryness, pruritus (severe skin itching), numbness of fingers, skin cracking/tightening, secondary infection (infection occurring other than the primary infection), skin atrophy (skin degeneration), malaria, telangiectasia (small, widened blood vessels), cushingoid changes (changes due to excess of cortisol related medicine/agent), adrenal suppression, and allergies.

Warnings

Pregnancy

The effects of this medicine are unknown in pregnant females; therefore, please consult your doctor before use.  

Lactation

The effects of this medicine are unknown in nursing females; therefore, please consult your doctor before use.

Precautions

The patients with local irritation at the application site, visual disturbances, and elderly should be cautious. Systemic (overall effects in the body) may occur with use over large body areas. Prolonged use or application over highly absorptive sites may cause skin atrophy (skin degeneration). Please do not use it for treating diaper dermatoses (skin lesions or defects associated with diaper use) in infants. Please avoid prolonged use, and contact with mucous membranes and eye area.

Contraindications

The patients receiving monotherapy for primary bacterial infections such as impetigo (skin infection), paronychia (fingernail or toenail skin inflammation), erysipelas (bacterial skin infection), cellulitis (skin infection causing red, painful patches), angular cheilitis (inflammation of mouth corners or area around mouth) and erythrasma (skin infection affecting underarms, groin and skin between toes), treatment for rosacea (enlarged facial blood vessels), and with perioral dermatitis (red rash around mouth) or acne, untreated fungal or viral infections or parasitic infestations, burns, acne or rosacea, perioral dermatitis, widespread plaque psoriasis (red, itchy skin), perianal or genital pruritus (severe skin itching) and pruritus without inflammation should avoid use of this medicine.

FAQS

What is betamethasone valerate cream used to treat?

Betamethasone topical is used to relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other conditions.

How long can you use betamethasone valerate for?

A course of treatment for 7-14 days is sufficient.

How do you use betamethasone valerate?

Apply a thin layer to the affected area.

What are the side effects of betamethasone valerate cream?

Stinging, burning, itching, irritation, dryness, or redness of the skin may occur on first use. If these effects persist consult your doctor.

Is betamethasone valerate stronger than hydrocortisone?

Yes it is more potent than hydrocortisone.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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