All prescribed medication should be used in accordance with the prescriber’s instructions.
The usual recommended dose is applying a thin layer to the affected skin only and gently rub in once or twice daily (for up to four weeks or until improvement occurs). The frequency of application can then be reduced to maintain results.
Allow adequate time after each application to allow the cream to be absorbed before applying an emollient.
In more stubborn lesions such as plaque psoriasis on elbows and knees, the effects of the cream can be enhanced by occlusion with a polythene films (usually only required to be done overnight). Maintenance, once the symptoms have settled, can then be done without occlusion.
If the condition does not improve or worsens within 2-4 weeks of treatment, then treatment and diagnoses should be reviewed.
Treatment should be discontinued gradually as re-bound of the existing condition can occur with sudden discontinuation of the cream. Once possible gradually stop the Betnovate Cream and treatment with an emollient should be continued as maintenance therapy.