Generics: Betamethasone + Neomycin Sulphate
Dosage Form: Cream
This cream is usually used to treat superficial infections caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms. It can also be used for regeneration of new skin in burns, wounds and ulcers, otitis externa, postoperative infections, neurodermatitis and eczema. It can be used as an adjunct to systemic steroid therapy for special types of pyoderma.
Betamethasone is an active topical corticosteroid, which produces a rapid response in the inflammatory dermatoses and cures psoriasis types of skin diseases. Neomycin Sulfate is a topical broad-spectrum bactericidal amino-glycoside effective against various kinds of gram-positive and gramnegative pathogens such as Proteus vulgaris, Staphylococcus aureus etc. This preparation has effective penetration and uniform distribution capacity, so it is very effective in hairy and intertriginous places. This preparation is very effective for the treatment of wet ulceration of the skin.
3 to 4 times in daily.
Use in adults: This preparation should be applied to the affected parts of the skin as a thin layer for 3 to 4 times daily. In chronic conditions, withdrawal of treatment is carried out by decreasing the frequency of application until the cream is applied as infrequently as once a week. Or as directed by the physician.
Use in children: Do not use it on children under 1 year of age. A course of treatment for a child should not normally last more than 5 days unless otherwise stated by your physician.
Route of administration: Topically.
There are no significant drug interactions reported with Betamethasone Valerate BP and Neomycin Sulphate BP Cream/Ointment.
This preparation is contraindicated to the patients who are hypersensitive to any of its components. It should not be used for the treatment of otitis externa when the eardrum is perforated. It is contraindicated in skin lesions caused by infection with viruses and fungi.
This preparation is well tolerated. But prolonged and high doses may cause Cushing’s syndrome, acne, thinning and dilatation of blood vessels, particularly when occlusive dressings are used.
Pregnancy & Lactation:
This preparation should not be used extensively in pregnancy.
Precautions & Warnings:
Long term continuous topical therapy of this preparation should be avoided, which may produce many resistant micro organisms. So, accurate dose of this preparation should be used in infected areas only.
Aural steroid & antibiotic combined preparations
Store in a cool & dry place, protected from light. Keep all medicines out of reach of children.
Manufactured by: Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.