Betnovate Ointment is a topical ointment that is used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and contact dermatitis. It belongs to the group of medicines known as corticosteroids and contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate.
Betnovate Ointment is known to be very effective and is usually prescribed when other medicines haven’t worked for skin treatments.
Betnovate Ointment is a steroid and contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate. This medicine blocks the production of prostaglandins which are responsible for making the skin red, inflamed, swollen and itchy.
The usual dosage of Betnovate Ointment is once or twice a day. The amount of ointment to be used is measured in fingertip units. One fingertip unit is equivalent to the amount which can be squeezed onto the end of your finger.
For children, your clinician or medical team at MedsNow shall advise you about the right amount of ointment, depending on their age.
Follow these steps to use the Betnovate Ointment:
Clean your hands thoroughly and squeeze the required amount.
Gently spread the ointment to form a thin layer over the affected area.
Evenly smooth in the ointment into your skin. Follow the direction in which your hair grows.
Make sure that you apply the ointment onto the entire affected area, and not just the worst areas.
Wash your hands thoroughly after using the ointment.
Betnovate Ointment should be used with caution if you are taking the following medicines:
medicines for HIV, such as cobicistat or ritonavir
medicines containing steroids such as asthma inhalers, tablets, eczema creams, injections, eye or nose drops and nasal sprays
medicines for fungal infections, such as itraconazole
Betnovate Ointment should not be used by:
People who are allergic to betamethasone valerate or any other corticosteroid
People who are allergic to any other ingredients of the medicine
People who have inflammation around the mouth
People who have acne or rosacea
People with tuberculosis of the skin
People who have a viral skin infection such as chickenpox, a bacterial skin infection such as boils or a fungal skin infection such as ringworm
People with anal or genital itching
People with skin ulcers
The most common side effects of the medicine include:
Be careful of the following while using Betnovate Ointment:
Do not use the ointment where the skin is broken or cut.
Do not use the medicine for long periods since this is a steroid medication
Use this medicine on the face only if prescribed to you. If there is no improvement within a week’s time, consult your doctor immediately.
Children and adolescents should be carefully monitored when using this medication
You can safely purchase Betnovate Ointment online at MedsNow after a brief online consultation with one of our clinicians. Post consultation, once the prescriber ensures that this is the right medicine for you, your order will be supplied.
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