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Betgenta-Z Cream

Manufactured byEast West Pharma
ContainsBetamethasone (0.05 %w/w) + Gentamicin (0.1 %w/w) + Zinc sulfate (2.5 %w/w)
Description

Betgenta-Z Cream is a combination medicine which may be used for the treatment of steroid-responsive dermatoses associated with superficial bacterial Infections of the skin.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Betgenta-Z Cream

  • Peeling of skin
  • Drying and cracking of skin
  • Acne
  • Change in skin color
  • Dry skin

Uses of Betgenta-Z Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Steroid responsive skin infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in 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.
  • Usage 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, gentamicin, zinc sulfate, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Systemic Fungal Infection

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a fungal infection affecting an internal organ/organs in the body due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.

Active untreated infection

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from any serious infection and is yet to receive any treatment for the same.
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

Chronic use

This medicine should not be used for more than one week unless directed by your doctor, due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

External use only

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

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

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.

Allergic Reaction

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.

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. 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

Hydroxyquinoline

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.

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
Betamethasone works by decreasing the release of certain substances that cause swelling and irritation of the skin. Gentamicin works by inhibiting the protein synthesis which is essential for the bacteria to grow. Zinc sulfate works by soothing the skin, preventing skin irritation, and helping in the healing process.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical Corticosteroids, Topical antibiotics, Miscellaneous topical agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=97dde5f5-a865-4af2-b562-8da72c8475f3

Betamethasone | C22H29FO5 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 27 April 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/9782

Gentamicin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 9 May 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00798

ZINC sulfate [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 9 August 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/ZINC-sulfate
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