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Betasone 0.1 % Description

Betasone Cream is a topical medicine. It is used for the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema etc. It contains steroid betamethasone that helps in reliev

ing swelling, inflammation and redness of the skin. It is meant for external applications and must be applied as recommended by the doctor. Do not use this Cream 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. While using Betasone Cream, one should know a cornerstone in managing inflammatory skin conditions is consistently taking care of your skin with healthy skin hygiene with chemical-free products and incorporating a healthy diet and physical activity in your lifestyle.


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ContainsBetamethasone(0.1 %)
UsesInflammatory skin conditions
Side effectsBurning sensation, pain, irritation or itching at the site of application
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Uses of Betasone 0.1 %

  • Dermatitis (skin irritation)
  • Psoriasis (scales and itchy, dry patches)
  • Eczema (itchy inflammation of the skin)
  • Senile pruritus(itch without rash)
  • Insect bite reactions
  • Prickly heat
  • Other inflammatory skin conditions

Contraindications of Betasone 0.1 %

  • If you are allergic to betamethasone or any other ingredients of Betasone Cream.
  • If you have any infection or infected skin.
  • If you have acne or pimples, skin redness near or on the nose, rash around your mouth, itching or itchy skin.

Side effects of Betasone 0.1 %

Burning sensation, pain, irritation or itching at the site of application.

Precautions and Warnings of Betasone 0.1 %



Can I apply Betasone Cream during pregnancy?
There is limited information available about the use of Betasone Cream in pregnant women. Avoid using unless prescribed by the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I apply Betasone Cream while breastfeeding?
No information is available if Betasone Cream passes into breast milk, and it is probably safe during breastfeeding. If recommended by a doctor for treatment you should be very careful and it should not be applied to the breasts to avoid accidental ingestion by the infant.


Can I drive after applying Betasone Cream?
Betasone Cream does not alter or affect the ability to drive.


Can I consume alcohol while using Betasone Cream?
No known records of the interaction of Betasone Cream with alcoholic beverages.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from an undiagnosed problem with the skin.
  • You may suffer from a skin condition like psoriasis. It may require to follow up with the doctor.
  • You are applying the medicine for a chronic leg ulcer.
  • You must apply the Cream in an airtight dressing.
  • You must apply it to the eyes, eyelids or face.
  • You suffered from an allergic reaction in the past with other steroid medicine.
  • You may apply on the larger area, broken skin or under skin folds.
  • Betasone Cream must not be used for children under 1 year of age.
  • It must be used with caution and avoid using for more than 5 days if applying it on the face or children skin. It absorbs a large amount of medicine and causes adverse effects.
  • Avoid smoking or maintain distance from flame after applying it.

Mode of Action of Betasone 0.1 %

How Does It Work?

Betasone Cream contains betamethasone that belongs to a class of steroids. It works by decreasing the action of certain chemicals present in the body that causes swelling, redness and pain.

Directions for Use of Betasone 0.1 %

  • Betasone Cream should be used as recommended by your doctor.
  • Clean and dry the hands before the application of the medication.
  • Wash the affected area and let it dry before application.
  • Apply the medication and gently rub only enough to cover the entire affected area.
  • Avoid covering the affected area with a bandage or wrap.

Interactions of Betasone 0.1 %

Interactions with other medicines

  • Since Betasone Cream is to be used externally on the skin, it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treating other health ...
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  • Medicines like ritonavir (used to treat HIV infection), itraconazole (used to treat fungal infection) should be used with caution along with this Cream.

Storage and disposal of Betasone 0.1 %

  • Store Betasone Cream at room temperature, protected from moisture and sunlight.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Betasone 0.1 %


Betasone Cream is meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have applied...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed applying Betasone Cream, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over-apply this medicine to compensate for the missed application.

Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What Should I discuss with my doctor before using Betasone Cream?

A: Inform the doctor about allergies and other skin infections and conditions before initiating the treatment. You should also inform your doctor if you have experienced allergies after using any topical steroid and you have blurred vision or other visual disturbances, consider evaluation of possible causes.

Q: How frequently can I apply Betasone Cream?

A: Use Betasone Cream as prescribed by the doctor, avoid applying the medication frequently unless told otherwise by the doctor. This medicine should not be used for more than 5 days on the face and in children if there is no improvement in the condition.

Q: What precautions I must take if my eyes come in contact with Betasone Cream?

A: If you get Cream in the eyes, rinse with water thoroughly. Keep your eyes open when you rinse.

Q: How to use Betasone Cream?

  • Use Betasone Cream in the doses and duration as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Apply it on the skin surface, free from cuts and wounds.
  • Clean the hands before and after using the medicine unless the hands are the area to be treated.
  • Wash the affected area and let it dry before application.
  • Apply the medication and gently rub only enough to cover the entire affected area.

Q: Does Betasone whiten skin?

A: No, it is not effective in skin whitening. It is used for the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema etc.

Q: Is Betasone Cream good for acne?

A: No, Betasone Cream should not be used for acne and pimples or any skin conditions for which the root cause is not clear. It can worsen acne. It should only be used if your doctor prescribes the medicine.
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Last Updated on: 30 Apr 2022 | 12:34 AM (IST)

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