Betnovate General Information
Betnovate (generic name: Betamethasone valerate) belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids.
Betamethasone valerate 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.
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.
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.
Before taking Betnovate, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you suffer from liver problems or heart failure;
you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, or you are breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: betamethasone.