Betnovate belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids.
Betnovate is an active topical corticosteroid which produces a rapid response in those inflammatory dermatoses that are normally responsive to topical corticosteroid therapy, and is often effective in the less responsive conditions such as psoriasis.
Betnovate preparations are indicated for the treatment of eczema in children and adults, including atopic and discoid eczemas, prurigo nodularis, psoriasis (excluding widespread plaque psoriasis); neurodermatoses, including lichen simplex, lichen planus; seborrhoeic dermatitis; contact sensitivity reactions; discoid lupus erythematosus and they may be used as an adjunct to systemic steroid therapy in generalised erythroderma.
Generic name of Betnovate is Betamethasone.
Betnovate is available in:
- 0.1% 20 g Min Dosage
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Use Betnovate exactly as directed.
Betnovate is usually applied 2 or 3 times a day. This may be reduced as your skin begins to get better.
This cream is for use on your skin only.
Enough medication should be applied to completely cover the affected area with a thin film. Betnovate should be gently and thoroughly massaged into the affected area.
Do not use more than the amount prescribed for you. Do not use on large areas of the body for a long time (such as every day for many weeks or months) - unless your doctor tells you to.
Missing a dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Betnovate and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at a room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Throw away the after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.