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BNC Cream

ContainsClotrimazole (1 %w/w) + Beclomethasone (0.025 %w/w) + Neomycin (0.5 %w/w)
BNC Cream is a combination of Clotrimazole, Beclomethasone and Neomycin. It is used to treat redness, swelling, and itching associated with bacterial or fungal skin infections. It treats infection by killing the microorganism. BNC Cream show side effects like burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. These side effects are rare, and if any of these side effects do not resolve with time or worsen, consult your doctor at the earliest. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it. BNC Cream should be applied to the affected areas as directed by your doctor. Clean and dry the affected areas before application. Keep the affected area clean and dry because the presence of water can increase microbial growth. If there is accidental contact with your eyes, mouth or open wounds, rinse with water thoroughly. BNC Cream is usually safe to use in pregnancy. However, the contact of the application site to the infant should be avoided while breastfeeding as it may affect your infant.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for BNC Cream

  • Skin rash
  • Redness of the skin
  • Blisters under the skin
  • Burning or tingling sensation of skin
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Easy bruising of skin
  • Unusually warm skin
  • Lightening of skin at the area of application

Uses of BNC Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Skin Infection
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Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for BNC Cream to show its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration for which BNC Cream remains active in your 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 tendency has been reported for BNC Cream.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Although BNC Cream is used externally and safe to use, it is always better to consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    BNC Cream is not known to be harmful if you are breastfeeding. Short-term application of this medicine may not affect your infant.


Avoid using BNC Cream if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, hives (itchy, painful eruptions that sting), redness of the skin, itching, swelling of you face, lips, or tongue.
Warnings for special population


Although BNC Cream is used externally and safe to use, it is always better to consult your doctor before using this medicine.


BNC Cream is not known to be harmful if you are breastfeeding. Short-term application of this medicine may not affect your infant.
General warnings

Use in children

BNC Cream is not recommended for use in children less than 12 years of age unless directed by your doctor.

Chronic use

High doses of BNC Cream should not be used for more than 2 weeks due to the increased risk of severe side effects. If required, low doses can be used for long term only under the supervision of your doctor.

External use

BNC Cream is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with your eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Missed Dose

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


An overdose of BNC Cream is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period in large quantities. However, ingestion of this medicine may affect you 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


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


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


In some rare cases, treatment with BNC Cream may cause HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis suppression and Cushing's syndrome in people receiving high doses for a prolonged period. It can cause high blood pressure, swelling of your face, a rise in blood glucose levels, weight gain, increased hair growth or change in your skin tone. Any such symptoms should be informed to your doctor on priority.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of BNC Cream to the affected area as instructed by your doctor. It is for use on the skin only. Do not use it in your eyes, mouth, or genital area. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas. Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects. If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated, you should stop using this medicine and consult your doctor. Don't use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 1 week of treatment.

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
BNC Cream contains Clotrimazole, Beclomethasone and Neomycin. Clotrimazole works by stopping the growth of fungi by disrupting certain vital processes in the cell. Beclomethasone is a topical steroid that prevents the production of prostaglandins (a substance that causes redness, itching and swelling). Neomycin kills the bacteria by blocking the production of certain proteins that are required for their growth.
Legal Status







Topical steroids with anti-infectives, Antifungals, Antibiotics


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Information on this page was last updated on 26 Nov 2021


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