About Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment

Medication Name Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment
Medication Form Cream & Ointment
Used for Treating eczema or dermatitis
Active Ingredients Betamethasone valerate
Strength 0.1%
Size 30g, 100g
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What is Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment?

Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment is a topical corticosteroid medication used to reduce the symptoms of eczema and dermatitis. It is available in the form of a cream or ointment and contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate at a strength of 0.1%.

What is Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment used for?

Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment is primarily used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. It works by reducing redness, itching, and swelling associated with these conditions. In some cases, it may also be prescribed for other skin conditions as determined by a doctor or pharmacist.

How does Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment work?

Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. The active ingredient, betamethasone valerate, belongs to a group of medicines called topical corticosteroids, which are used to help relieve the symptoms of inflammatory skin conditions.

Who is Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment suitable for?

Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment is suitable for adults and children over the age of 1 year. However, it may not be suitable for everyone. It is important to consult a doctor or pharmacist before using this medication, especially if you have certain medical conditions, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are taking other medications.

How to apply Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment

  • Wash your hands before and after using the cream or ointment.
  • Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s) of skin and gently rub it in.
  • Use the medication sparingly and avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings or bandages unless directed by a doctor.

Apply Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment once or twice a day as directed by your doctor. It is important to use it for the shortest duration necessary to control your symptoms.

Buy Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment online from a UK pharmacy

You can buy Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment online from our online eczema & dermatitis treatment clinic by completing a free consultation. Once reviewed by a licensed pharmacist, your prescription will be issued, and your medication delivered in discrete packaging.

Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment Side Effects

Common Side Effects

  • Burning or stinging sensation at the application site
  • Itching or irritation of the skin

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Thinning of the skin
  • Changes in skin pigmentation

Serious Side Effects

  • Allergic reactions such as rash, itching, or swelling, especially of the face, tongue, or throat
  • Severe skin irritation or rash

For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.

Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Betamethasone valerate

Other ingredients: White soft paraffin, cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol, sodium acid phosphate, phosphoric acid, and purified water

Important Information

  • Do not use Betamethasone 0.1% Cream & Ointment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • Avoid getting the cream or ointment in your eyes, and do not use it on your face for prolonged periods without medical supervision.
  • Do not use on broken or infected skin, unless directed by a doctor.
  • Consult a doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any other medical conditions.