Betamethasone and neomycin cream and ointment However, this product has been discontinued and the cream and ointment are now only available generically (ie without a brand name).
Both contain two active ingredients, betamethasone valerate and neomycin. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW Betamethasone valerate is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are medicines used for reducing inflammation. Inflammation of the skin happens as a result of allergy or irritation of the skin, and is caused by the release of various substances that are oakley felon important in the immune system. These substances cause blood vessels to widen and result in the irritated area becoming red, swollen, itchy and painful, such as is seen in dermatitis or eczema. When betamethasone is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the cells to decrease the release of these inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness and itch. Betamethasone is a potent corticosteroid. Neomycin is an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside type and is used to treat infections with bacteria. It works by affecting the bacteria's production of certain proteins that are necessary for their survival. It causes the bacteria to produce abnormal and faulty proteins. This ultimately kills the bacteria. Neomycin is included in this preparation to treat the bacteria that sometimes infect inflammatory skin diseases. The combination of betamethasone and neomycin is used to treat inflammatory skin disorders that are either already infected, or your doctor thinks are likely to discount oakley sunglasses online become infected, for example because you are using airtight dressings. Dressings can create a warm, moist environment where bacteria and fungi can grow easily. The cream is more suitable for moist, weeping areas of skin, while the thicker, more greasy ointment is more suitable for dry, scaly areas of skin. How do I use betamethasone and neomycin cream and ointment?The cream or ointment should be applied thinly to the affected areas of skin once or twice a day, as directed by your doctor. If you are using other medicines or moisturisers on the same area of skin it is recommended that you leave at least 30 minutes between applying each product. This increases the risk of local side effects such as skin thinning, and those on other parts of the body, such as a decrease in the production of natural hormones by the adrenal glands. For this reason, continuous, long term use of this medicine should be avoided wherever possible, particularly in children and on large areas of skin. You should not use airtight dressings to cover the area treated. Be aware that children's nappies can also act as an airtight dressing and can increase the absorption of the medicine. Psoriasis. If you have been prescribed this medicine to treat psoriasis you should have regular check ups with your doctor. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW Pregnancy and breastfeedingCertain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine. The safety of this medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not established. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. Skin irritation, eg redness, rash, itching or burning on application, or allergic inflammation of the skin (contact dermatitis). For more information about any other possible oakley sunglasses online risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you think you have experienced a side effect from a medicine or vaccine you should check the patient information leaflet. This lists the known side effects and what to do if you get them. You can also get advice from your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. If they think it's necessary they'll report it for you. How can betamethasone and neomycin cream and ointment affect other medicines?This medicine is not known to affect other medicines. However, as with all medicines, it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already using, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with this medicine. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before using any new medicines while using this one, to make sure that the combination is safe. If you are using other topical medicines on the same area of skin it is recommended that you leave several minutes between applying each product. This is to allow each product time to be absorbed and avoid them mixing on the skin. If you apply moisturisers shortly before or after applying this medicine these can dilute the corticosteroid and potentially make it less effective. Try to apply your moisturisers at a different time of day, or at least 30 minutes before or after this one. Other medicines containing the same active ingredients red and white oakley sunglasses used to be marketed under the brand name Betnovate N cream and ointment. However, this product has been discontinued and the cream and ointment are now only available generically (ie without a brand name). Last updated 06.06.2013 The materials in this web site are in no way intended to replace the professional medical care, advice, diagnosis or treatment of a doctor.
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