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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 is this medicine?

BETAMETHASONE; CLOTRIMAZOLE (bay ta METH a sone; kloe TRIM a zole) is a corticosteroid and antifungal cream. It treats ringworm and infections like jock itch and athlete's foot. It also helps reduce swelling, redness, and itching caused by these infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • large areas of burned or damaged skin
  • skin thinning
  • peripheral vascular disease or poor circulation
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to betamethasone, clotrimazole, other corticosteroids, other antifungals, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This cream is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. If treating hand or nail infections, wash hands before use only. 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. Do not use more often than directed. Do not use on healthy skin or over large areas of skin. Do not use this medicine for any condition other than the one for which it was prescribed. When applying to the groin area, apply a small amount and do not use for longer than 2 weeks unless directed to by your doctor or health care professional. Do not get this cream in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 17 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

               
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