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Betanex-GN Cream

Manufactured byGary Pharma Sande
ContainsBeclomethasone (0.05 %w/w) + Neomycin (0.5 %w/w)
Description

Betanex-GN Cream is a combination medicine which may be used for the treatment of steroid responsive bacterial skin infections including eczema and psoriasis. This medicine is not recommended for use if you are known allergic to it.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Betanex-GN Cream

  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Dry skin
  • Unusual hair growth
  • Rash

Uses of Betanex-GN Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Steroid responsive skin infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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 beclomethasone, neomycin, any aminoglycoside antibiotics, other glucocorticoids, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
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

External use only

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Chronic use

High doses of this medicine should not be used for more than two weeks due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. If required, low doses can be used for long-term only under the supervision of your doctor.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost 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 unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. Swallowing 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

Omacetaxine

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function may be required during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hyperadrenocorticism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a high level of adrenal hormones in the body due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
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
Beclomethasone works by inhibiting the release of certain substances in the body that cause inflammation (swelling, redness, pain, etc). Neomycin kills the bacteria by blocking the production of certain proteins that are required for their growth.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Topical Corticosteroids, Aminoglycosides, Topical steroids with anti-infectives

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 4 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00994

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 4 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00394

Neomycin Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 13 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682274.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 8 May 2019

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