Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S

Description 
  • Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is designed to reduce redness,itchiness and swelling in the eyes
  • Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S contains antibiotics (neomycin sulphate) and a steroid (betamethasone)
  • A thin layer of ointment is to applied with clean hands,once or twice daily
  • 5 grams of Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S comes packaged in a travel friendly tube  
  • Each tube is sold separately

 

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Type

Cream – Tube

Feature

15gm

Unit

'S

Formula

Neomycin

Composition

Betamethasone 0.1 % + Neomycin 0.5 %

Brand

Geofman Pharmaceuticals

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S effectively combines a corticosteroid (betamethasone) and an antibiotic (neomycin) to eliminate bacterial infections and inflammation on the skin.Corticosteroids work by inhibiting the production of proteins that lead to inflammation by interacting with the human DNA sequence and preventing the transcription of proteins needed in an inflammatory process.Where as,antibiotic works by reducing the proliferation of bacteria and eliminating it from the body.

A thin layer of Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is to be applied on the skin with clean hands 1-2 times per day or as advised by the physician.Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is to be used under the care and supervision of a doctor and for a specified period of time only.Application/usage of Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment,therefore,Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is gradually tapered off.Patients are advised to not stop using the Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms,which is likely to occur 2-3 weeks after starting treatment with Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S.

Mild side effects such as a stinging or burning sensation may be felt at the time of application for a few days.Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not considered safe to be prescribed to children under two years of age,nor to pregnant and breastfeeding women.Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S should not be prescribed to patients with known sensitivity to Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S or corticosteroids or to patients ingesting neuromuscular blockers or aminoglycoside antibiotics.

Indications

Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Atopic dermatitis 
  • Nummular dermatitis 
  • Prurigo nodularis 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Lichen planus 
  • Neurodermatitis 
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • Allergic dermatitis 
  • Anal and genital 
  • Otitis externa 

How Does Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S Work

Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S effectively combines a corticosteroid (betamethasone) and an antibiotic (neomycin) to eliminate bacterial infections and inflammation on the skin.Corticosteroids work by inhibiting the production of proteins that lead to inflammation by interacting with the human DNA sequence and preventing the transcription of proteins needed in an inflammatory process.Where as,antibiotic works by reducing the proliferation of bacteria and eliminating it from the body.

How To Use Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S

A thin layer of Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is to be applied on the skin with clean hands 1-2 times per day or as advised by the physician,usually for a period of 7 days.Do not use a rough hand and just gently apply Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S on the affected area.Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not meant to be covered after application if Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is being used on diaper rashes;caretakers are advised to losely fasten diapers in such situations.

Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is to be used under the care and supervision of a doctor and for a specified period of time only.Application/usage of Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment,therefore,Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is gradually tapered off.Patients are advised to not stop using the Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms,which is likely to occur 2-3 weeks after starting treatment with Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A thin film of Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is to be applied once or twice a day,as instructed by a physician.

Child Dosage

Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not deemed safe enough to be prescribed to patients aged 2 years and younger.For patients aged 24 months and above,Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is considered safe and prescribed when necessary and under the care and supervision of a doctor.Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not recommended to be used for more than 7 days.

Elderly Dosage 

For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are applying Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately,the doctor will ask you to stop using Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S and is likely to replace it with a different pregnancy safe drug.Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S passes into breast milk is therefore not prescribed to lactating women.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S as treatment,then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Untreated skin infections 
  • Rosacea 
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Pruritus with no inflammation 
  • Perioral dermatitis 
  • Perianal and genital pruritus 
  • Fungal infections
  • Primary cutaneous viral infections

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S:

  • Pseudomembranous colitis 
  • Reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression 
  • Use in infants 
  • Cushing’s syndrome   

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S:

  • CYP3A inhibitors
  • Neuromuscular blockers (such as,atracurium)
  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Stinging 
  • Burning sensation 
  • Dryness 
  • Redness of skin

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Unwanted hair growth 
  • Folliculitis 
  • Acne 
  • Skin pigmentation

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dryness- apply a moisturizer to the skin and wait for 10-15 minutes after which apply Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S on to the skin.This will prevent skin from getting dry and flaky.
  • Redness Of The Skin- can be combated by applying a cold pack to the affected area.

Key Facts About Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S

  • Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is a topical steroid 
  • Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not safe to be given to children aged 24 months and younger.
  • Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S may cause dryness and stinging or burning after application

FAQs

#1.HOW TO STORE Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S?

Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2.CAN I TAKE Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No,Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be applied during pregnancy.

#3.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S?

  • Stinging 
  • Burning sensation 
  • Dryness 
  • Redness of skin

#4.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

The physician is likely to periodically (every 3-4 months) prescribe lab tests to monitor the patient’s blood glucose levels,kidney functions,liver functions and blood pressure levels.

#5.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.

#6.WHY MUST I PROTECT MY SKIN FROM THE SUN WHILE TAKING Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S?

Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S can make the skin susceptible to certain non-melanoma cancers of the lip and skin.Patients are advised to wear sunscreen along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.

#7.IS Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 1 year of age.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S.

#8.HOW IS Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE APPLIED?

Thin layer of Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is to be applied on the skin with clean hands 1-2 times per day or as advised by the physician.Do not use a rough hand and just gently apply Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S on the affected area.Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not meant to be covered after application if Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is being used on diaper rashes;caretakers are advised to losely fasten diapers in such situations.

#9.CAN I STOP APPLYING Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S NOW THAT MY SYMPTOMS HAVE GONE??

No.Application/usage of Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment,therefore,Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is gradually tapered off.Patients are advised to not stop using the Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms,which is likely to occur 2-3 weeks after starting treatment with Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S.

#10.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S?

 An extra dose or two of Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is not known to cause any harm but an excess usage of Betacin-N Cream 15gm 1 ‘S is a cause for concern and should be avoided and immediately reported to the doctor.