About Betamil: Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate) is a medicine that is prescribed to patients suffering from dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), eczema, skin reddening and psoriasis. This medicine is classified as a topical corticosteroid and is effective in reducing skin inflammation. It may be prescribed by your doctor as treatment of other skin related issues that may not have been listed here.
How to use Betamil
Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate) is for external application and should never be ingested or used otherwise. Before application of the cream, check to ensure that it has not reached its expiry date. Clean your hands properly as well as the affected are that you intend to apply the cream. Leave both to dry naturally. Take the amount directed by your physician and gently massage it on the affected area to form a layer of the cream. Ensure that the cream does not extend to unaffected areas and as soon as you are through, clean your hands properly to prevent the spread of the cream. Wash the area after the period specified by your doctor is over. Do not apply this cream in specific areas that your doctor may advise you to ignore.
Your doctor will determine the amount of dose necessary for your treatment. Never self-medicate yourself this medicine as it may be ineffective or lead to undesired health complications. Your doctor will calculate the right dosage for you based on what condition you are treating and its severity, your health condition, medical history and other medicines that you might presently be using (this includes prescriptions, non-prescriptions, herbal medicine or supplements. Do not share, stop midway or alter the dosage provided to you by your doctor. Every patient’s dosage is unique to their conditions. A typical dosage for adults is a daily, two-times application of the cream preferable early in the morning and shortly before bedtime at night.
Betamil Side Effects
The use of Betamil Cream (Betamethasone Dipropionate) may lead to experiencing undesired side effects. Most of these common side effects will subdue with continued use of the cream as the skin and body continue to get used to it. However, it is possible for these common side effects to persist or worsen and in such times, it is advised that you seek immediate attention of your doctor or medical professional. Commonly experienced side effects include temporal stinging especially after the first application, skin cracking or peeling, abnormal hair growth, skin irritation, unusual burning, skin discoloration, softening or thinning, abnormal weight gain especially in areas around your face. There may be other severe side effects not listed here. Talk to your doctor for more details on side effects and how to handle them.
Unless your doctor instructs you otherwise, leave the affected area open to dry after you have applied the thin layer of this cream. In most cases, this medicine is an ideal solution for short-term use but quickly becomes detrimental if administered in the long term. During your treatment, your doctor may schedule regular appointments so as to track your progress and it is important to attend these appointments. If you intend to use this cream on children, use it sparingly and with medical advice from a professional.
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