What is betamethasone and clotrimazole topical?
Betamethasone is steroid that reduces itching, swelling, and redness of the skin.
Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.
Betamethasone and clotrimazole topical (for the skin) is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm.
Betamethasone and clotrimazole topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
What should I avoid while using betamethasone and clotrimazole topical?
Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water. Do not use betamethasone and clotrimazole topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing that doesn't allow air circulation. Until the infection is healed, wear clothing that is made of natural fibers such as cotton.
Betamethasone and clotrimazole topical side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may affect your adrenal gland. Call your doctor if you have:
nausea, vomiting, severe dizziness;
depressed mood, feeling irritable;
weight loss; or
Common side effects may include:
burning or tingling of treated skin;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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