Eczema & Psoriasis
Eczema & Psoriasis
Betnovate cream and ointment is a topical corticosteroid that is used to reduce inflammation and redness of the skin. It is the branded version of betamethasone cream and presents in the same strength and formulation. In combination with your regular moisturiser or emollient Betnovate cream can be an effective treatment for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It can be used on most parts of the body and is recommended for short –term regular use.
- Steroid topical treatment for eczema and psoriasis
- Reduces inflammation
- Branded version of Betamethasone cream
NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.
Betnovate, the brand name of betamethasone, is a steroid that helps to relieve inflammation, itching and redness of eczema and psoriasis.
How long can I use betamethasone cream?
A course of treatment for 7-14 days is often sufficient. If your symptoms have not improved after this time (or if they get worse), speak again with your doctor for further advice.
Does betamethasone stop itching?
Betamethasone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in psoriasis and eczema.
Do steroid creams thin skin permanently?
In normal regular use, skin thinning is unlikely and, if it does occur, it often reverses when the topical steroid is stopped.
There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when using Betnovate.
Common side effects include:
- Thinning of the skin
- Burning, itching, or irritation at the site of application
- Increased hair growth
- Changes in skin colour
Stop using Betnovate and seek medical attention if your condition is not improving, or if you develop small, pus-filled blisters under the skin.
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.