The betnovate cream is used to treat a variety of different skin problems. It's a corticosteroid drug which reduces swelling, redness and irritation in the skin. It is used to help get rid of itchy skin, eczema and psoriasis. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. These chemicals are released when the body reacts to an allergen or irritation, for example an insect bite or a rash.
The active ingredient in Betnovate is betamethasone valerate. There is 1.2 milligrams of betamethasone in every 1 gram of Betnovate. This medicine is available in cream and ointment, and is usually applied once or twice a day for a few weeks. It is then used less frequently, as your condition improves or as directed by your doctor.
Use it according to your doctor's instructions, and read the patient information leaflet that comes with the product. It is important to follow these instructions carefully, as they will give the best results. Apply Betnovate evenly and thinly to the affected areas of skin, once or twice a day when you start using it.
Your skin may get thinner and more prone to drying out as you use it, so your skin will be more likely to dry out when you stop using it. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Check the ingredients list in the patient information leaflet that comes with the medicine if you know you have any allergies. Visit medicationplace site for more details.