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Betnovate is used to help reduce irritation, itching, swelling and other symptoms of inflammatory skin conditions such as:

  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis.

Betnovate is available as a cream, ointment and lotion which are applied to areas of dry skin.

You can buy Betnovate online from a reputable online pharmacy such as Prescription Doctor. Online prescribers are at hand to issue prescriptions of Betnovate for you. If your order is approved before 3pm on a weekday, our pharmacy can dispatch your item the same day for a delivery tomorrow.


How Does Betnovate Cream Work?

Betnovate contains a corticosteroid called betamethasone valerate. This is a type of synthetic steroid hormone, that mimics a natural hormone released by the adrenal gland in the brain.

In many cases, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis can be caused by allergies or irritants. When the skin comes into contact with these, the body’s immune system responds by releasing chemicals called histamines. Histamines cause your blood vessels to widen and causes skin to become red, swollen, itchy and sometimes painful.

Following the application of Betnovate to the skin, the cream works by blocking the production of histamine. This reduces any swelling, redness and itching and consequently helps prevent any further scratching

Betnovate cream is used to control outbreaks of skin conditions for a short period. It is not suitable to use Betnovate Cream for long-term without permission from your doctor.


How Do I Use Betnovate Cream?

Betnovate is usually applied once or twice a day throughout the course of your treatment.

Do not use more cream than the amount prescribed for you.

The cream is for use on your skin only and should not be used on large areas of the body, or for a prolonged period.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying the cream (unless you are treating the skin on your hands).
  • Squeeze out a small amount of cream onto your fingertip. Spread it gently and evenly in a thin layer over the affected area until it has soaked in to the skin. Do not rub the cream hard into the skin as you may irritate the skin.
  • Apply the cream to all affected areas of skin as advised by your doctor/pharmacist. Do not apply the cream to any part of the skin that is not affected.

Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse with cold water if accidental contact does occur in these areas. If your skin condition does not improve in two to four weeks, speak to your doctor for further advice.

Do not apply Betnovate to any areas of the skin where there is broken skin or cuts.

Aim to apply the cream around the same time(s) every day. Always follow the directions on your prescription/product label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.


Betnovate Side Effects and Cautions

Before you use Betnovate for the first time, you must read the patient information leaflet for Betnovate cream enclosed within the packaging of your treatment. The patient information leaflet contains instructions on how to use, store and dispose of the medicine, as well as other important information regarding its safety.

If you are unsure about anything you read within the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor or ask a pharmacist for advice.

Who should not use Betnovate?

Betnovate is not suitable for everyone.

Do not use Betnovate if you have:

  • acne
  • infected skin which is not being treated
  • itching around the anus or genitals
  • itchy skin which is not inflamed
  • perioral dermatitis
  • rosacea

If you are unsure whether Betnovate is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or ask a pharmacist for advice.

Side effects of Betnovate

Every medicine carries the risk of causing side effects. Not everybody who uses Betnovate will experience them.

Despite this, it’s important to remain aware of the side effects associated with your medicine, and to report any side effects you experience to your doctor.

Common side effects of Betnovate include:

  • Burning, pain, irritation, or itching at the place where you apply the cream

These side effects are not serious and usually go away on their own.

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Betnovate, including a complete list of known side effects, can be found inside the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine.

If you experience any side effects, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor.

Allergies

Do not use Betnovate if you are allergic to betamethasone, chlorocresol or any of the other ingredients listed within the patient information leaflet.

If you experience an allergic reaction after applying Betnovate, stop using the treatment immediately and seek immediate medical attention by going directly to your nearest casualty department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you, so that doctors treating you know exactly what you have used.

Signs of an allergic reaction can include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Speak to your doctor before using Betnovate if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or trying for a baby.

Other safety information

If you have any questions about Betnovate or your condition, feel free to ask one of our online doctors.

Always use Betnovate as described in the patient information leaflet, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Inform our prescribers of all other medicines you are currently taking, including those prescribed by your GP, or bought over the counter, as well as any health supplements.

Warning: Betnovate is highly flammable. Keep naked flames and other heat sources away from any surfaces which come into contact with the cream. Wash any clothing, bedding and other materials that come into contact with the cream to reduce the risk of fires.

Do not use Betnovate past the expiry date printed on the packaging.

Always store Betnovate out of sight and reach from children and pets

Never share your Betnovate with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or have the same condition as you.


How Else Can I Help My Skin During A Flare-Up?

To help control and manage your symptoms you can try the following steps at home:

Avoid scratching the affected area. Scratching your skin can cause further irritation or breaking, which can make your condition worse. You can speak to your local pharmacist about treatments which can help manage your itching, such as a topical anaesthetic. Wearing soft cotton gloves can prevent you damaging your skin if you scratch.

If you know what triggers your eczema or dermatitis, avoiding these triggers can help you mitigate flare-ups. However, it’s not always possible to completely avoid certain triggers. Take precautionary measures to mitigate your contact with any potential triggers, such as wearing latex or nitrile gloves when using cleaning solutions, wiping down surfaces with a damp cloth to clean away dust, pet dander and pollen, and adjust your diet to remove any foods which might trigger your skin condition.

Use emollients in-between your applications of Betnovate cream, especially after washing or bathing. Emollients help to lock-in moisture and soften your skin. Always use caution when using emollients as they can make surfaces extra slippery.

When bathing, avoid using hot water as it can irritate your skin and dry it out further. Use lukewarm water and pat your skin dry gently.

Wear loose clothes that are made of natural materials like cotton and wool, rather than synthetic fabrics like polyester and nylon.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I forget to take Betnovate Cream when I should?

If you forget to use Betnovate when you should, use it as soon as you remember and continue applying the cream at the usual time. Do not apply more Betnovate cream to make up for a missed dose.

What should I do if I take too much Betnovate Cream?

If you accidentally apply more Betnovate than you should, wipe the excess away with a paper towel and discard of it safely. Using more Betnovate will not clear your symptoms quicker, but may increase your risk of side effects.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Betnovate Cream?

Yes, it is safe to drink alcohol while using Betnovate cream.

Will Betnovate Cream impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

No, Betnovate cream should not impact your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Can I buy Betnovate over the counter?

Betnovate cream is only available on prescription and cannot be bought over the counter.

One of our online prescribers can determine whether Betnovate is suitable for you, following an online consultation.

How long should I use Betnovate for?

Do not use Betnovate for longer than 4 weeks without first consulting with your doctor. Long term use of betamethasone can cause your skin to become thinner, or cause stretch marks.

Can I use Betnovate on my face?

Do not use Betnovate on your face unless your doctor has told you that it is safe to do so. If your doctor deems it suitable to use Betnovate on your face, take extra care not to get the cream in your eyes, nose or mouth.

Can I use Betnovate with other topical treatments?

If you are using another topical treatment or skin care product alongside Betnovate, leave an hour between applying them. This is because some skincare products, such as moisturisers, can dilute medicated creams and reduce their effectiveness.

You should mention any topical treatments you use regularly to your doctor or pharmacist. They will be able to tell you whether there are any interactions between the products you use.

How long does Betnovate take to work?

You should start seeing an improvement in your condition within a couple of days. If you do not notice an improvement after 1 week, or if your conditions worsens during this time, speak to your doctor.

Will Betnovate cure my eczema?

While Betnovate does not completely cure eczema or other skin conditions, it can reduce the severity of a flare-up. You can use other skincare products, such as moisturisers and emollients, to keep your condition under control.


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How Does Betnovate Cream Work?

How Do I Use Betnovate Cream?

Betnovate Side Effects and Cautions

Frequently Asked Questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Betnovate
  • Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline
  • Active Ingredient(s): Betamethasone valerate
  • Administration: Topical
  • Presentation: Cream, lotion or ointment
  • Available Strength: 0.122% w/w
  • Exemption: Prescription Only
  • Dosage: Apply once or twice a day.
  • Description: Betnovate is a steroid cream for skin conditions that reduces swelling and itching.
  • Drug Class: Corticosteroid (steroid)
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or plan on having a baby, speak to your doctor before using Betnovate.
  • When Breastfeeding: Speak to your doctor before using Betnovate if you are breastfeeding.
Click here to view the Betnovate - Patient Information Leaflet

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