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Adeel Arshad

Authored on 24 January 2024 by Adeel Arshad,

Reviewed 24 January 2024 by Dr Ruch Karunadasa.

Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream

Cream medication

A potent anti-inflammatory steroid cream with both antibacterial and antifungal properties. Used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and both bacterial and fungal infections secondary to these conditions.

Medication effect duration

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Active ingredients

Betamethasone valerate 0.1% w/w

Clioquinol 3% w/w

Full list of the excipients as listed in the patient information leaflet

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What conditions can Betamethasone with Clioquinol be used for

Betamethasone is a potent steroid and helps to reduce skin inflammation in many common skin conditions.

Clioquinol is an antimicrobial agent used to treat both bacterial and fungal infections.

Together they can be used in the treatment of eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis where infection could be a potential complication.

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How to use Betamethasone with Clioquinol

A small quantity of cream should be applied gently to the affected skin two to three times daily until the symptoms improve. It may be possible to maintain this by applying the cream once daily (or even less) going forward.

Treatment in children should be limited to a maximum of five days and occlusion of the application site should be avoided.

How cannot use Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream

Use of the cream should be avoided in those with rosacea, acne vulgaris and perioral dermatitis. The cream should not be applied to viral infections such as chickenpox, shingles or cold sores.

Do not use the cream if you have a known allergy to one of the active ingredients or any of the excipients. In addition to this avoid Betamethasone and Clioquinol Cream if you have an allergy to iodine.

The cream can be used to treat/prevent bacterial/fungal infection as the site of skin conditions. These are secondary infections in nature. The cream should not be used to treat primary infections.

A full list of Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream contraindication and cautions.

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Pregnancy and breastfeeding

There is insufficient evidence on the safety profile during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown some foetal abnormalities. There is a small risk of similar effects occurring on a human foetus and therefore the use of the cream should be avoided in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side effects

Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream is usually well tolerated, but as the case with all medication, it can cause some unwanted side effects. Some of these include –

  • Hypersensitivity reactions (itchy, burning, inflamed skin, etc.)
  • Prolonged use of steroid preparations can cause skin atrophy such as thinning of the skin.
  • In rare cases where the treatment is being used for psoriasis, it can provoke the pustular form of the condition.
  • It can exacerbate the symptoms you are aiming to treat.

A full list of side can be seen by clicking here for the patient information leaflet or by clicking here to access the summary of product characteristics.

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Useful links

Patient information leaflet

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