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Revised: 6/2011

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
BETNEVATE N Ointment
 Active ingredient:
Betamethasone valerate
Fradiomycin sulfate
 Dosage form:
white semi-translucent ointment
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a combination preparation of synthetic adrenal corticosteroid and antibiotics, and suppresses skin inflammations by its local anti-inflammatory effect to improve swelling and itch. It shows effect on secondary infections and suppurative skin diseases by its antibacterial action.
It is usually used in the treatment of eczema accompanied by moistening or erosion, or causing secondary infections; dermatitis; insect bites; external injuries; thermal burns; and surgical wounds.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have:skin infections, eardrum perforation, skin ulcer, or thermal burns or frostbite deeper than dermal burn.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply or rub appropriate amount of the medicine directly to the affected area; or spread the medicine on sterilized gauze and apply it to the affected area; once to several times daily. The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms.
  • If the medicine is used in large amounts or for long term on large areas, this may tend to cause side effects. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Do not use the medicine for ophthalmic application.
  • If you missed a dose, use a dose as soon as possible when you remember that you missed a dose. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • The medicine should be used only for therapeutic purposes. Do not use it as makeup base or after shaving.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include skin infections (contagious impetigo, folliculitis, etc.), mycosis (tinea, candidiasis, etc.), viral infections, skin irritation, contact dermatitis and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • seeing circle of lights when you look at bright light, sensitive to bright light, headache, eye pain, reduced vision  [ocular hypertension, glaucoma, posterior capsule opacification]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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