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Published: 1/2010

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 Ointment 0.12%
 Active ingredient:
Betamethasone valerate
 Dosage form:
white semi-translucent ointment
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses skin inflammations by its local anti-inflammatory effect to treat swelling and itch.
It is usually used in the treatment of eczema, dermatitis, pruritus cutaneous, prurigo, erythema, drug eruption, toxicoderma, alopecia areata, and thermal burns.

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

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you are a patient with skin infections; eczema or dermatitis accompanied by skin infection; eczematous otitis externa with 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))
  • General dosage regimen: Apply appropriate amount of the medicine 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 of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not use the medicine for ophthalmic application.
  • 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. DO NOT use double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you used too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

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

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: skin irritation, contact dermatitis, rash, etc.
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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