Betnovate is prescribed for the treatment of skin infections like eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and seborrhea and the symptoms associated with these conditions (redness, itching, and swelling of skin). However, your doctor may also prescribe Betnovate for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Betnovate
The ideal way to use Betnovate is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Wash and dry the infected area completely and then apply a thin film of Betnovate. If required, your doctor may advise you to cover the infected area with a bandage or gauze.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Betnovate is a corticosteroid medication used to treat severe skin infections.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Betnovate to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Betnovate between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Betnovate in the bathroom.
Do not use Betnovate if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure), are allergic to betamethasone valerate, have chickenpox, fungal lesions, viral lesions or yeast infections, have herpes simplex, tuberculosis of the skin and vaccinia.