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Betamil Cream 20gm

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By MERCK LIMITED
20g Cream in Tube
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Betamethasone(0.05 %)
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Topical Steroid

Medical Description

Betamil Cream 20gm is a steroidal skin cream which is used in the remediation of skin inflammation and infections. The active ingredient in the composition of Betamil Cream 20gm is betamethasone.

Uses of Betamil Cream 20gm

The uses of Betamil Cream 20gm include the treatment of itching arising from conditions such as eczema, skin irritations, psoriasis and allergies.

Contraindications of Betamil Cream 20gm

Individuals allergic to betamethasone or its constituents are not recommended to use this cream. People with the condition of skin thinning or skin wasting should also avoid its use.

Side effects of Betamil Cream 20gm

The side effects of Betamil Cream 20gm are as follows: itching on the applied area, excessive hair, skin drying, slowed healing of the skin and red marks or spots on the skin surface.

Precautions and Warnings of Betamil Cream 20gm

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I apply Betamil Cream 20gm during pregnancy?
A:
Pregnant women must only use the medicine if it is advised by the doctor

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I apply Betamil Cream 20gm while breastfeeding?
A:
It is to be kept in mind to not apply the medicine around the nipple area to prevent any accidental contact of the medicine with the baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Betamil Cream 20gm?
A:
No complications are found that can hamper the driving skills of a person after the application of this medicinal cream.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Betamil Cream 20gm?
A:
Consumption of alcohol has no side effects after the application of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

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Individuals having burned or damaged skin are recommended to inform the doctor about their conditions using the medicine.

Mode of Action of Betamil Cream 20gm

How Does It Work?

This medicinal cream obstructs the production of prostaglandins which result in the skin turning red, itchy or swollen.

Directions for Use of Betamil Cream 20gm

The medicine is for external use only. Use of the cream is to be as advised by the doctor. It is not advised to use the cream around the genitals or at skin creases unless instructed to do so. Contact with eyes and ingestion of the medicinal cream should be strictly avoided.
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Interactions of Betamil Cream 20gm

Interactions with other medicines

The cream is not to be applied along with any other bacterial or fungal cream or skin products as it might lead to harmful side effects in the skin.

Interactions with food items

No complications are found with any food products. The only thing to note is not to bring the food product in contact with the medicine.

Other general Interactions

Individuals with any active infections and people suffering from acne or rosacea are advised to inform the issue to the doctor during consultation as the application of the cream may result in worsening of the infection.
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Storage and disposal of Betamil Cream 20gm

The medicinal cream is to be stored in a cool and dry place away from the reach of children.

Dosage of Betamil Cream 20gm

Overdose

The overapplication of Betamil Cream 20gm may result into red spots all over the skin, blisters in the hair follicles and sensations of burning or itching.

Missed a Dose

Missing a scheduled application is advised to be made up as early as possible, but if it is time for next application, over application to compensate for the missed one should be avoided.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Why is Betamil Cream 20gm not advised on damaged or burned skin?

A: Damaged or burned skin can result in the medicine creeping into the under layers of the skin and resulting into side effects such as irritation.

Q: Can a person use any other skin product or moisturiser after waiting out for the medicine?

  • A consultation with the doctor to confirm that there are no side effects to it is important before using any other skin product.

Q: How long does it takes before showing signs of progress?

A: The medicine normally takes around two weeks before showing progress/effect on the affected area on its application.

Q: Is there any instruction while applying the medicine on a child?

A: Kindly ensure that the clothing is not tight. Tight clothing can result in the medicine being passed through the skin and causing serious side effects.

Q: What are the precautionary steps if the medicine comes in contact with the eyes?

A: The eyes should be washed thoroughly with running water (until the irritation stops) if they come in contact with this medicinal cream. If any such irritation persists, medical attention is advised.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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