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Betamil M Cream

Manufactured byMERCK LTD
ContainsBetamethasone (0.05 %w/w) + Miconazole (2 %w/w)
Description

Betamil M Cream is a combination medicine used for the treatment of steroid responsive dermatoses associated with superficial fungal infections of the skin. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Betamil M Cream

  • Skin itch
  • Drying and cracking of skin
  • Acne
  • Change in skin color
  • Skin blistering
  • Flushing or redness of skin
  • Unusually warm skin

Uses of Betamil M Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dermatoses
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual constitution and clinical condition.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary based on the individual constitution and clinical condition.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to betamethasone, any corticosteroids, miconazole, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Systemic Fungal Infection

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a fungal infection affecting an internal organ/organs in the body.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Allergic reactions

This medicine has the potential of causing moderate to severe allergic reactions in the body. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor in the first instance.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with a large number of medications and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you report the use of all your medicines including any herbs and supplements to the doctor before beginning therapy with this medicine.

Delayed wound healing

Use of this medicine can delay the process of wound healing.

Use in Children

The safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been established in patients less than 12 years of age.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Warfarin

Dicumarol

Anisindione

Disease interactions

Infections

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with latent or active infections because it can suppress the immune system, especially if it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large amounts. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Diaper rash

This medicine should not be applied to diaper rashes since the risks of systemic absorption and associated complications are significantly high. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Betamethasone works by decreasing the release of certain substances that cause swelling of the internal organs as well as external swelling and irritation. It also works by suppressing or partially preventing the effect of the immune system. Miconazole acts by stopping the production of a certain vital component for the fungi. This results in disruption of the cell membrane formation process and inhibits the growth of the organism.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids, Topical antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

Miconazole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01110

Betamethasone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00443

DailyMed -Miconazole nitrate cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 15 March 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=1a156ca6-b290-4ab8-9efa-1ceebeabf7c2

DailyMed - Betamethasone dipropionate cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 15 March 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=ab332791-461b-4396-9b46-7f00bc04c087
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Information on this page was last updated on 7 Dec 2018

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