Maximum per order: 2
Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
This cream combines two types of medicines: betamethasone valerate and neomycin sulphate. Each has their own function. Betamethasone valerate is a strong corticosteroid. It reduces irritation and inflammation of the skin. Neomycin is an antibiotic. Betamethasone valerate and neomycin cream is used to treat skin conditions including; eczema, psoriasis, severe insect bites and other types of rash. The cream will reduce swelling and protect the skin from infection.
This is the unbranded version of the discontinued brand Betnovate N cream and ointment.
Corticosteroids, such as betamethasone valerate, are anti-inflammatory medicines. Skin becomes inflamed when the body releases inflammatory chemicals in response to an allergen or irritation. These chemicals cause blood vessels to widen, causing the surrounding skin to swell and become itchy and painful. Corticosteroids prevent this by inhibiting cells from releasing large amounts of these substances.
Neomycin is an antibacterial medicine. It prevents bacteria from producing the proteins they require to survive, killing the infection. Certain inflammatory skin disorders have a high risk of becoming infected, so this component can become very important for successful treatment. This is especially the case as any airtight dressings used to cover the affected areas creates conditions very conducive to fungal and bacterial growth.
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Non-Prescription Alternatives for Eczema can include;
Moisturisers and emollients
Bath and Shower Gels
Cotton Gloves (To keep from scratching)
Antihistamine tablets (To ease the itching)
Apply this product thinly and carefully to the affected area(s). this should be done two or three times per day. This dose can be decreased once symptoms begin to improve.
If you have been using airtight dressings on the inflamed skin, clean the affected area before using the cream, and apply a new dressing. Remember to wash your hands after each application.
With sustained use of this medicine, there is an increased risk that an infection will become resistant to neomycin. Talk to your GP if you do not notice any improvement within a few days. This medicine should not be used for more than five days by children or on any facial skin.
You may be using other topical medicines alongside betamethasone and neomycin cream. If this is the case, you are advised to wait at least 30 minutes between applications. This will prevent any medicine from becoming diluted.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they use betamethasone and neomycin cream, however, if you do they can include:
Allergic reaction; an itching or burning sensation on the affected area; bumps under areas of skin affected by psoriasis.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredients contained in betamethasone and neomycin cream are:
Betamethasone 0.1% (as valerate), neomycin sulphate 0.5%
Betamethasone and neomycin cream also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Cetomacrogol 1000, chlorocresol, cetostearyl alcohol, white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, sodium acid phosphate, phosphoric acid, sodium hydroxide, purified water.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
This medicine is unsuitable for you if you are allergic to any of the cream’s ingredients.
Betamethasone and neomycin cream can cause the following conditions to worsen:
Do not use this medicine for inflamed skin around the genitals or anus unless specifically advised to do so.
Consult your GP if you:
Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before
All orders can be fully tracked in your account.
We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.
Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt.
Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.
Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering.
If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.
Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a
Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.
You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.
Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail
We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44
Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.
We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.
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