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Betamethasone Cream and Ointment are topical treatments that treat symptoms of dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. Both topical treatments contain a corticosteroid that soothes inflamed, itchy or red skin.
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What is Betamethasone Cream and Ointment?
This cream and ointment contain betamethasone as the active ingredient which is a topical corticosteroid. It is effective for the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. Besides the active ingredient, the cream also contains white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, cetostearyl alcohol, purified water, etc.
How does it work?
Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that works to inhibit the body's inflammatory chemical response to an allergen or irritation. Betamethasone works by binding to specific receptors in the skin cells and inhibiting the production of inflammatory substances, such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes. By reducing inflammation, it can relieve symptoms such as itching and redness and promote healing of the affected skin.
Is the Betamethasone Cream and ointment suitable for me?
Betamethasone is a very useful treatment option in the treatment of certain inflammatory skin conditions. However, it should not used if the following applies:
- If you are allergic to Betamethasone or any other of the ingredients
- to apply on infected skin
- continuous long term use
- apply on thin or fragile skin
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur. Side effects are rare with safe use. However, unsafe use at more than the recommended frequency can enhance the side effects. Below are some of the listed side effects:
These effects are transient and disappear after some days as the body adjusts to the drug. If they persist, report it to the doctor.
Some serious but rare side effects are;
For more details about the side effects, consult the patient leaflet.
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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Commonly used dosage guidelines for Betamethasone Cream and Ointment.
It has 0.1% of the active ingredient. It means 1g of the tube provides 1mg of the active drug. It should be applied thinly and only as directed by the doctor.
- Only a thin layer of medicine in the affected area is sufficient.
- You must apply 1-2 times per day or according to the dcotor's recommendation.
- Do not swallow and keep out of reach of children.
Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Betamethasone Cream and Ointment Patient Leaflet
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Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
Buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment Online
Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.
You can buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Betamethasone Cream and Ointment online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Betamethasone Cream and Ointment and dispatch it discreetly to your address.
How to buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment online?
You can buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment by following the following steps.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Betamethasone Cream and Ointment you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address
Can I get Betamethasone Cream and Ointment on the NHS?
Whether or not you can get Betamethasone Cream and Ointment on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Betamethasone Cream and Ointment from the NHS.
Can you get Betamethasone Cream and Ointment over the counter?
No, you can’t get Betamethasone Cream and Ointment over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Betamethasone Cream and Ointment is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.
Can I buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment online even if I have never taken it before?
A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment.
Is Betamethasone Cream and Ointment safe?
If you have been prescribed Betamethasone Cream and Ointment then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.
However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Betamethasone Cream and Ointment then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Betamethasone Cream and Ointment?
We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.
Can I buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment from Boots?
It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Betamethasone Cream and Ointment, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.
Can I buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment from Superdrug?
If you would like to buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.
Can I buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment from Amazon?
Amazon does not sell medication such as Betamethasone Cream and Ointment, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.
How long does Betamethasone Cream and Ointment take to work?
The time it takes for a Betamethasone Cream and Ointment to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Betamethasone Cream and Ointment may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.
How effective is Betamethasone Cream and Ointment?
The effectiveness of Betamethasone Cream and Ointment can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.
What are the risks of taking Betamethasone Cream and Ointment?
At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
- Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Betamethasone Cream and Ointment.
- Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
- Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
- Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
- Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.
Can I buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Betamethasone Cream and Ointment is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Where can I buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment?
You can buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Betamethasone Cream and Ointment users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Betamethasone Cream and Ointment at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Betamethasone Cream and Ointment head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Betamethasone Cream and Ointment from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Betamethasone Cream and Ointment from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Betamethasone Cream and Ointment cost?
The costs of Betamethasone Cream and Ointment are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.
Are hydrocortisone and betamethasone the same?
No. Both are different but belong to the same class of drugs, steroids. They, however, have the same indications of usage. Betamethasone is a stronger type of corticosteroid compared to hydrocortisone.
Is the Betamethasone Cream and Ointment available over the counter?
It is a prescription drug and is not available over the counter. However, some mild corticosteroids, e.g., hydrocortisone, clobetasone, etc., are available over the counter. The higher strengths should, however, be used only after consulting the physician.
Can I use this cream thrice daily?
It is recommended to use it 1-2 times per day on the affected skin, or as advised by the doctor.
What will happen if I use this cream for a too long time?
Using the cream for longer than recommended periods can result in skin burning and redness. The original skin condition can get worse.
How long the Betamethasone Cream takes to work?
Most people and skin types can observe improvement in 3-4 days. However, for full effects, regular use for up to a week may be required.
When is the use of betamethasone Cream not recommended?
It is not recommended on broken or infected skin. As it is a prescription strength drug, its use must always be instructed by a doctor.
Is the Betamethasone Cream an antibiotic?
No. It is not an antibiotic. It has anti-inflammatory properties and should be used only for this purpose. If you suspect an infection, consult the doctor to combine it with some antibiotics.
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