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Indications

This cream is usually useful for the treatment of superficial infections caused by gram-positive and gramnegative microorganisms. It is also useful in burns, regeneration of new skin in wounds and ulceration, otitis externa, postoperative infections, neuro-dermatitis and eczema. It may be used as an adjunct to systemic steroid therapy in special kind of pyoderma.

Pharmacology

Betamethasone is an active topical corticosteroid, which produces a rapid response in the inflammatory dermatoses and cures psoriasis types of skin diseases. Neomycin Sulfate is a topical broad-spectrum bactericidal amino-glycoside effective against various kinds of gram-positive and gramnegative pathogens such as Proteus vulgaris, Staphylococcus aureus etc. This preparation has effective penetration and uniform distribution capacity, so it is very effective in hairy and intertriginous places. This preparation is very effective for the treatment of wet ulceration of the skin.

Dosage & Administration

Use in adults: This preparation should be applied to the affected parts of the skin as a thin layer for 3 to 4 times daily. In chronic conditions, withdrawal of treatment is carried out by decreasing the frequency of application until the cream is applied as infrequently as once a week. Or as directed by the physician.

Use in children: Do not use it on children under 1 year of age. A course of treatment for a child should not normally last more than 5 days unless otherwise stated by your physician.

Interaction

There are no significant drug interactions reported with Betamethasone Valerate BP and Neomycin Sulphate BP Cream/Ointment.

Contraindications

This preparation is contraindicated to the patients who are hypersensitive to any of its components. It should not be used for the treatment of otitis externa when the eardrum is perforated. It is contraindicated in skin lesions caused by infection with viruses and fungi.

Side Effects

This preparation is well tolerated. But prolonged and high doses may cause Cushing's syndrome, acne, thinning and dilatation of blood vessels, particularly when occlusive dressings are used.

Pregnancy & Lactation

This preparation should not be used extensively in pregnancy.

Precautions & Warnings

Long term continuous topical therapy of this preparation should be avoided, which may produce many resistant micro organisms. So, accurate dose of this preparation should be used in infected areas only.

Therapeutic Class

Aural steroid & antibiotic combined preparations

Storage Conditions

Keep below 30°C temperature, away from light & moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.