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Betamil Gm Cream

Manufacturer: Merck Ltd
Medicine composition: Betamethasone, Gentamicin, Miconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 19, 2019

Betamil is used in the treatment of skin infections, a combination of three compounds Betamethasone, Gentamicin and Miconazole. This is a tropical drug. Betamethasone is a steroid which blocks prostaglandins which is the chemical messages, that are responsible for making the skin red, swollen and itchy. Gentamicin is an antibiotic which helps in the suppression of bacteria and Miconazole is an anti-fungal which stops the growth of fungi on the skin. It has a wide field of application and is used in the treatment of many skin infections such as Jock itch, Eczema, inflammation of the skin, Tinea cruris and many other skin infection caused by fungi and bacteria. The ointment still has a few side effects which include burning, itching and erosion. It is not advisable to use the medication if you are suffering from hypersensitivity. This is a relatively safe drug having minimum side effects. The medication belongs to the class of drugs called Aminoglycoside antibiotic which have a broad spectrum antibiotic properties that are both gram positive and Gram negative.

Betamil is primarily used for the following condition:

  • Other Fungal Skin Infections

Betamil causes side effects such as:

  • Indigestion

  • Skin Itch

  • Drying And Cracking Of Skin

  • Acne

  • Change In Skin Color

  • Persistent Infections

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect usually lasts for about 5-7 hours depending on the temperatures and the amount one sweats.

  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect is almost felt instantaneously and a soothing effect is felt within minutes of application.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Some studies show that it may cause some minor side effects may be observed hence consult your doctor before you start medications.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No, it is not habit forming, however, you are suggested to complete the given course, so that the symptoms do not resurface.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    No there are no harmful effects seen during breast feeding due to this drug.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Yes, no interaction are found with alcohol.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Yes, it is safe to drive while using this medication

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    No, this does not affect kidney functions.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    No, this does not affect liver functions

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If the time of the missed dose is not very much then you can apply the medication, else you can skip the does and carry on normally the next time. Do not over apply to make up for the missed dose.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    If you over apply the cream simply wipe off the excess. If incase you consume it, then report it to the nearest emergency room.

Betamil Gm Cream is a potent glucocorticoid with minimal mineralocorticoid action. It decreases inflammation by inhibiting the migration of leukocytes and reduces the permeability of capillaries and inhibiting prostaglandins and other inflammatory mediators.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    It is not advised to use this medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you have liver infections, dehydration.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    It is not know to interact with alcohol, however drink with moderation as yeast inhibits fungus growth.

  • Interaction with Food

    There is no harmful interactions with food.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    The following interaction have to be avoided while under medications. The combination of these drugs may be severe, such as BCG, Mifepristone, Rifampicin and Clotrimazole. consult your doctor before you combine any drugs.

Ques: What is Betamil Gm Cream?

Ans: Betamil Cream is a medication which has Betamethasone Topical, Gentamicin Topical, and Miconazole Topical as active elements present in it. This medicine performs its action by constricting the inflammatory mediators, binding to 30 S ribosomal subunit, providing the ability to avoiding the synthesis of the proteins, constricting the growth and reproduction of bacteria, producing the antifungal effect. Betamil Gm is used to treat conditions such as Minor bacterial skin infections, Cutaneous candidiasis, Tinea pedis, Tinea corporis, Skin problems, etc.

Ques: What are the uses of Betamil Gm Cream?

Ans: Betamil is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Minor bacterial skin infections, Cutaneous candidiasis, Tinea pedis, Tinea corporis, Skin problems, Eczema, Jock itch, Athlete's foot, and Tinea cruris. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Have skin problems, Napkin rash, Dermatological problems, Vaginal yeast infections, Itch or rash, Tinea versicolor, Skin inflammation, Atopic dermatitis, Allergic disorders, Folliculitis, Blood poisoning, Allergic diseases, Furunculosis, and Paronychia. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Betamil to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Betamil Gm Cream?

Ans: This Cream is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Betamil which are as follows: Allergic contact dermatitis, Itchy skin rash, Burning, Itch, Face, Eczema, Erosion, Folliculitis, Itching, Irritation, Dryness, Acneiform eruptions, and Hypopigmentation. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Betamil Gm Cream.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Betamil Gm Cream?

Ans: Betamil Cream should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.

Ques: How long do I need to use betamil gm cream before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week, before noticing an improvement in the condition. But the same duration is not mandatory for everyone and so, it is not a standard time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use betamil gm cream?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval to which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use betamil gm cream empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is commonly used by applying it to the affected area. As this medication is for external use, the action of salts involved in this medication does not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use.

Ques: Can Betamil Gm Cream be used for minor bacterial skin infections and cutaneous candidiasis?

Ans: Yes, Betamil is an ointment which can be used for the treatment of conditions such as minor bacterial skin infections and cutaneous candidiasis. Do not apply Betamil cream for above-mentioned conditions without consulting first with your doctor. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.
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