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Generic: betamethasone-clotrimazole topical
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It treats ringworm and infections like jock itch and athlete's foot
               



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What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or take extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • topical products that have nystatin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

If using this medicine on your body or groin tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve within 1 week. If using this medicine on your feet tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve within 2 weeks. Tell your doctor if your skin infection returns after you stop using this cream.

If you are using this cream for 'jock itch' be sure to dry the groin completely after bathing. Do not wear underwear that is tight- fitting or made from synthetic fibers like rayon or nylon. Wear loose- fitting, cotton underwear.

If you are using this cream for athlete's foot be sure to dry your feet carefully after bathing, especially between the toes. Do not wear socks made from wool or synthetic materials like rayon or nylon. Wear clean cotton socks and change them at least once a day, change them more if your feet sweat a lot. Also, try to wear sandals or shoes that are well- ventilated.

Do not use this cream to treat diaper rash.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • dark red spots on the skin
  • lack of healing of skin condition
  • loss of feeling on skin
  • painful, red, pus- filled blisters in hair follicles
  • skin infection
  • sores or blisters that do not heal properly
  • thinning of the skin or sunburn

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry or peeling skin
  • minor skin irritation, burning, or itching

               
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