Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate / Clioquinol)
What is Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate / Clioquinol) used for?
Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol) is a topical medication containing a combination of two ingredients that is prescribed to treat patients suffering from inflammatory skin conditions. It operates by preventing the release of enzymes that cause the swelling and irritation associated with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or allergies. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate / Clioquinol)?
Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. Even though the cream is normally administered once or twice each day, your individual directions will depend on the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the area being treated before use to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess medication to evaporate. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate / Clioquinol)?
The use of Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include insomnia, unusual weight gain or swelling, irregular heartbeats, vision problems, or unusual mood changes. Immediately inform your physician about any unusual symptoms you experience to make sure any necessary alterations are made to your application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not apply Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol) to skin that is broken or severely damaged, if you are allergic to betamethasone or clioquinol, if you have acne, viral skin infections, fungal skin infections, or plaque psoriasis. You are also suggested to inform your physician about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected problems during treatment to make sure any necessary alterations are made to your application frequency.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate/Clioquinol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.