Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream

  • Used to treat a number of skin conditions
  • Contains Betamethasone Valerate
  • Reduces inflammation and irritation of the skin

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What is Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream?

Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream is a combination of two medicines; the corticosteroid betamethasone valerate and the antifungal/antibacterial medicine clioquinol.

When combined, these medicines provide effective treatment for skin conditions like eczema, insect bites and psoriasis.

It is a prescription-only medicine.

You can purchase Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream from Medicine Direct after a simple online consultation with one of our registered doctors, who will prescribe this medicine if they deem it the correct treatment for your condition.

You can then place your order at our online pharmacy; order by 2pm and you will benefit from our free next day delivery service.

What is Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream used to treat?

This medicine is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, insect bites and other skin rashes.

It contains two active ingredients, betamethasone valerate and clioquinol. Betamethasone valerate is a strong corticosteroid, which works to reduce the skin's inflammation and irritation. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce the swelling of skin by inhibiting the release of chemicals that cause inflammation. Clioquinol has both antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream works by actively reducing swelling. It is also effective in helping to protect the skin from infection.

Can you buy betamethasone valerate cream over the counter?

You can purchase this medicine when you have a prescription from a doctor.

You can use Medicine Direct's online doctor service to obtain a prescription for this medicine. One of our registered doctors will review your symptoms and medical history and give you a prescription for this medication if they deem it suitable and safe for you to use.

From there, you can purchase it from our registered online pharmacy.

Is Betamethasone Valerate with Clioquinol Cream suitable for me?

Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream provides effective relief for a number of skin conditions. However, it may not be suitable for everyone to use.

Do not use this product if you are allergic to clioquinol, betamethasone valerate or any of the other ingredients contained in this cream (please refer to the Ingredients tab for full details).

Do not use this medicine on inflamed skin around the genitals or anus, unless your doctor has specifically instructed you to do so.

Always read the patient information leaflet and packaging thoroughly for full information on who this medicine is suitable for. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are still unsure.

What are the side effects of Betamethasone valerate with clioquinol cream?

Like all medicines, Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream comes with the risk of certain side effects, although not everyone who uses it will get them.

While using this medication, you may experience:

  • A burning or itching sensation on or around the affected area
  • Bumps under areas of skin that are affected by psoriasis

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if any of these reactions bother you or do not go away.

Please note, this list is not exhaustive. Please refer to the Side Effects tab on this page for information on serious allergic reactions you may experience while using this medicine.

Always read the patient information leaflet and medicine's packaging for comprehensive information on side effects and how to deal with them. If you have any questions or concerns, we strongly advise you to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you start using the medicine.

Order your medicine safely

This medicine is a prescription-only treatment and must be prescribed by a doctor.

By using our online doctor service, you can get this medicine on prescription from a fully registered doctor, who will review your symptoms and medical history before prescribing the most suitable medicine for you.

Never order medication online unless it is with a fully registered UK pharmacy, like Medicine Direct.

We are fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which means we can guarantee nothing but safe, genuine versions of the medicines we supply.

All of our doctors and pharmacists are also fully registered with both the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the General Medical Council (GMC), which means they are legally qualified to assess and advise patients on all of the conditions we offer treatment for.

Dosage and Directions

Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Betamethasone with clioquinol cream.

How to use Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream

Always apply Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.

Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly and speak to your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance if you are still not sure of how to use it.

This medicine is for external use only.


Use this product once or twice a day. Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine.

Apply a thin layer of the cream carefully to the affected area(s).

If you have been using any airtight dressings on the affected skin, you should clean the area before using the cream. Apply a new dressing after you have applied the cream.

If you have not noticed any improvement after using this product for a few days, please speak to your doctor.

Continued use of this product may cause an infection to become resistant to clioquinol.

If you are using any other topical medicines alongside this one, you should wait for at least 30 minutes between applying one treatment before applying the other. This will stop the medicine from being diluted.

What if I use too much?

If you over-apply this cream, wipe away the surplus and contact your doctor if you suffer any reactions as a result of over-applying it.

What if I forget to apply it?

If you accidentally forget to apply this cream, don't worry. Just apply it as soon as you remember, as long as it is not almost time for your next scheduled application. If it is nearly time for your next application, just wait until then and keep using the cream as usual.

Never apply two doses to try and make up for missing a previous application.

If you are using any other topical treatments at the same time as using this product, always leave a gap of at least 30 minutes between applying the different treatments.

Storage instructions

Store this medicine well out of the reach and sight of children.

Store in a cool, dry place and do not use after the expiry date, which can be found on the product's packaging.

Side Effects

A list of milder side effects can be found on the main product page.

In rare cases, you may experience a serious allergic reaction to Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream.

You must either go to A&E or dial 999 straight away if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • You have tightness in your chest or throat
  • You have swelling in your face, throat, chest, lips or tongue
  • You have a skin rash that may have red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
  • You are finding it hard to breathe or speak
  • You are wheezing

You may require immediate treatment in hospital.

Always read the patient information leaflet and medicine packaging for full details on side effects.

Please do not hesitate to speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about side effects

Warnings and drug interactions

Before using this medicine, please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently using any other form of medicine. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements as some medicines can interact with the ingredient beatametasone.

Also, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you intend to take a new medicine while you are using this product.

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, Betamethasone and Clioquinol Cream can make them worse:

  • Viral infections, such as chicken pox, herpes or cold sores
  • Acne
  • Rosacea (flushing of the skin around your nose)
  • Perioral dermatitis (a rash around your mouth)
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infections (such as athlete's foot or thrush)

You must not use this cream on inflamed skin around the anus or genitals unless your doctor has specifically instructed you to do so.

Exercise caution if you are applying the cream under a nappy or airtight dressing, as too much of the medicine may be absorbed into the skin. This increases the risk of suffering side effects.

Read the patient information leaflet and packaging thoroughly before you start to use a new medicine. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not use this medicine without speaking to your doctor if you are currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

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This medicine contains two active ingredients: Betamethasone valerate and clioquinol.

It also contains the following inactive ingredients: Cetomacrogol 1000, cetostearyl alcohol, white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, sodium acid phosphate, phosphoric acid, sodium hydroxide and purified water.

Please speak to your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed above, before you use this product.

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Please note that next day delivery to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Islands and British Isles cannot be guaranteed. Please contact our team for more information.

This page has recently been medically reviewed by Sonia Khan MPharm: 2076091

Updated on: 10/06/2021

This content has been written by James Nuttall and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan.

Sonia Khan Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Sonia Khan
MPharm: 2076091


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