Betnovate C Cream Indian Ointment belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids or so called steroids. It is used to treat various inflammatory skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. And also use where there is or may be an infection, as well as inflammation. It works by reducing the inflammation in the affected area to reduce the redness and itchiness of the skin. Betnovate-C also contains clioquinol, which helps to prevent or clear up some bacterial or fungal infections of the skin. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed Betnovate-C for another reason. Do not use Betnovate-C on children under 1 year of age. Do not use Betnovate- C in your eyes. See more Ointments
Betnovate cream, ointment and lotion all contain the active ingredient betamethasone. Betamethasone cream and ointment are also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.
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 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.
There is a range of potencies of corticosteroids available for application to the skin. Betnovate cream, ointment and lotion contain betamethasone valerate 0.1% and are classed as potent corticosteroids. They are prescribed to treat various inflammatory skin disorders, such as eczema and dermatitis, that have not responded to milder steroids.
Betnovate 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. Betnovate lotion spreads easily and is more suitable for hairy areas of skin, or when minimal application to a large area of skin is needed.
Log In To Add/edit Rating
You Have To Buy The Product To Give A Review