What is clotrimazole and betamethasone cream used to treat?
Clotrimazole and betamethasone topical combination is used to treat fungus infections. Clotrimazole works by killing the fungus or preventing its growth. Betamethasone, a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid), is used to help relieve redness, swelling, itching, and other discomfort of fungus infections.
How long does it take for clotrimazole and betamethasone to work?
Betamethasone belongs to the group of medications called corticosteroids and it works by decreasing inflammation. Clotrimazole belongs to the group of medications called antifungals and it works by killing certain types of fungus. Once treatment is started, itching and redness are usually relieved within 3 to 5 days.
Does clotrimazole and betamethasone stop itching?
What is betamethasone and clotrimazole topical? Betamethasone is highly potent steroid that reduces itching, swelling, and redness of the skin. Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.
How do you use clotrimazole and betamethasone?
Apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area and rub in gently. Do not cover or wrap the treated area with an airtight bandage (like a plastic bandage). Use the cream for the full course of treatment prescribed, even if you think the condition is getting better. Use the medicine at regular intervals.
Can you use betamethasone on your private parts?
This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it into your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina, or apply it on your face or under your arms.
Can you use clotrimazole and betamethasone for vaginal yeast infection?
A skin cream containing betamethasone in combination with clotrimazole MAY, in certain circumstances, be used for some yeast infections: however, a skin cream or lotion that only contains betamethasone should NEVER be used for a yeast infection because it does not kill the yeast and can make the infection worse.
How many mg of clotrimazole and betamethasone are in a cream?
Each gram of Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream USP contains 10 mg clotrimazole, USP and 0.64 mg betamethasone dipropionate, USP (equivalent to 0.5 mg betamethasone), in a white to off-white hydrophilic cream.
What should I avoid while using clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream?
Do not use more than 45 grams of clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream in 1 week. Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated area unless your healthcare provider tells you to. Wear loose-fitting clothing if you use clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream in the groin area.
How old do you have to be to use clotrimazole cream?
The use of clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream in patients under 17 years of age is not recommended. Adverse events consistent with corticosteroid use have been observed in pediatric patients treated with clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream.
Is it safe to use clotrimazole cream during pregnancy?
Advise pregnant women that clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream, 1%/0.05% (base) may increase the risk of having a low birthweight infant and to use clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream, 1%/0.05% (base) on the smallest area of skin and for the shortest duration possible [see Use in Specific Populations (8.1)].