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Betnovate Cream (30g)

Betnovate Cream & Ointment

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Betnovate is used to treat inflammatory skin disorders, such as eczema. Its active ingredient is betamethasone valerate, a potent corticosteroid. Betnovate should only be used when weaker topical corticosteroids have been ineffective. Betnovate is easy to apply and is absorbed quickly into the affected area. Betnovate is used to control outbreaks of skin redness and inflammation rather than as a long-term preventative measure. Betnovate is available in 30g and 100g sizes in cream and ointment.

Corticosteroids, such as betamethasone valerate are anti-inflammatory medicines. The skin becomes inflamed when the body releases inflammatory chemicals in response to an allergen or irritation. These chemicals make blood vessels widen, causing the skin to swell and become itchy and painful. Corticosteroids inhibit the body’s inflammatory response by preventing cells from releasing large amounts of these substances.

Betnovate is also available as a generic betamethasone cream. This has identical medicinal properties but may have a lower price due to being unbranded.

 

Apply this product thinly and carefully to the affected area(s). This should be done one or two times per day. The 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.

It is advised not to use Betnovate for more than 10 days. Talk to your GP if you do not notice improved symptoms after 7 days of regular treatment. This medicine should not be used on any facial skin.

You may be using other topical medicines alongside Betnovate 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 Betnovate cream, however, if you do they can include:

An itching or burning sensation on the affected area

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.

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 Betnovate's ingredients.

Betnovate cream can cause the following conditions to worsen:

  • Acne
  • Perioral dermatitis (a rash around the mouth)
  • Viral infections (e.g. cold sores, herpes, chicken pox)
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infections (e.g. thrush, athlete’s foot)
  • Rosacea (a flushing of the skin around the nose).

Do not use this medicine for inflamed skin around the genitals or anus unless specifically advised to do so.

Consult your GP if you:

  • Have a history of allergic reactions to steroid medicines
  • Are applying Betnovate under an airtight dressing
  • Have a large area of affected skin
  • Are using Betnovate on the face, especially near the eyes
  • Are applying Betnovate to broken skin or skin folds
  • Have psoriasis
  • Are using Betnovate on a chronic leg ulcer
  • Are pregnant or may become pregnant.

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.

The active ingredient contained in Betnovate cream is betamethasone 0.1% (as valerate).

Betnovate 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.

Betnovate ointment also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin

Need to know more about Eczema & Dermatitis?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it safe to buy Betnovate online?

    Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Betnovate online.

    The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.

    All of our eczema treatments are supplied by the same UK-based wholesalers used by the large high-street chains.

  • How do I buy Betnovate online?

    It’s simple!

    Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.

    You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Betnovate to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.

  • What does the price include?

    The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.

  • What are the advantages of buying Betnovate online?

    There are many advantages to buying eczema treatments online, some include:

    • It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Betnovate and other eczema treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.

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