Betnovate Skin Cream


Betnovate Skin Cream. Review



Betnovate Skin Cream is the cream for outward application


Betnovate, cream for outward application 100 g
betamethasone valerate 0,12 g
Other ingredients: chlorocresol; cetomacrogol 1000, cetostearyl alcohol, white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, sodium hydrogen phosphate 12-water, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate, propylene glycol, phosphoric acid or sodium hydroxide, and water  





Betnovate Skin Cream. Review

GC for outward application has local anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-proliferative effect. The product has stronger vasoconstrictor action than other GC’s fluoroderivatives. The systemic effects are negligible due to the limited absorption through the skin covers. If the contact with the skin covers occurs than there is prophylaxis of the marginal NEUTS’ agglutination, resulting in reduced exudation, cytokines’ production, inhibition of the macrophages’ shift, leading to fall of the infiltration and granulation processes.



Betnovate Skin Cream. Therapeutic Indications

Eczema (neuro-atopic dermatopathia, characterized by wet, itchy inflammation), including child and atopic eczema (characterized by itching and multiple skin rashes, located on the symmetric parts of a body);

Hyde’s disease (appearance of the ganglionated dome-shaped nodules on the limbs’ skin);

Psoriasis (except extensive plaque psoriasis);

Neurodermatitis  (skin inflammatory diseases, caused by the dysfunction of the central nervous system), including quotidian and two-dimensional lichen;

Seborrheic dermatitis (dermatopathia, face and scalp primarily, caused by the impaired function of the sebaceous glands), hyper-contact sensitivity, red discoid lupus (diffuse lesions of the connective tissue and blood vessels, characterized by dermhelminthiasis/erubescence, thickening/thinning of the corneal layer).


Betnovate Skin Cream can also be used as the adjunct with other steroids in the treatment of generalized erythroderma (diffuse rubefaction of all or almost all parts of the skin cover).



Betnovate Skin Cream. Contraindications

–          Hypersensitivity,

–          Skin manifestations of syphilis,

–          Cutaneous tuberculosis,

–          Bacterial, viral, fungal skin diseases,

–          Lower leg’s trophic ulcers, associated with varicose veins,

–          Skin cancer,

–          Sebaceous cyst, melanoma, vascular birthmark, xanthoma, sarcoma,

–          Acne rosacea and vulgaris, post-vaccination skin reactions

–          In children under 1 year old – rash (against diaper rash).

Use the medication carefully across pregnancy. In the case of prolonged use or application on large skin surfaces: cataract, diabetes, glaucoma, tuberculosis.



Betnovate Skin Cream. Side effects


There may me burning, itching, steroid acne, skin dryness, epifolliculitis, hairiness, prickly heat, secondary infection of the skin and mucous membranes.

In the case of long-term use: skin atrophy, local hirsuties, telangiectasia, purpura, hypo-pigmentation.

When applied on the large skin surfaces such systemic effects as gastritis and gastrointestinal ulcerations) are possible.

Overdose. Symptoms: hypercorticoidism appearance. Treatment: symptomatic, gradual the medication stopping. If it is necessary – correction of electrolyte balance.

Betnovate Skin Cream. Dosage and administration

Betnovate Skin Cream has to be applied to the affected skin surfaces, gently rubbing. Apply by thin layer 2-3 times a day. If necessary, occlusive bandages are applied, which are changed every 24 hours (due to the delay of sweat’s perspiration and dermal respiration a dampening chamber is created, contributing to loosening of the horny layer and accelerated, deeper penetration of the drug – about 100 times more than in the case of traditional application).

The course of treatment is up to 3 weeks. If you need long-term treatment, the medication is used less often – every other day. In the case of treatment of the chronic diseases – treatment should be continued for some time after disappearance of all symptoms to avoid the disease’s exacerbation.



Betnovate Skin Cream. Special Instructions

Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. There may be exacerbation in the case of the drug’s application in the case of common acne or rose-drop.

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