Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream

  • Relieves symptoms assosciated with dry skin conditions
  • Suitable for Eczema, dematitis and Psoriasis
  • Reduces inflammation and irritation of the skin

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About Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream
  1. What is Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream?

    Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream is a topical treatment for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, insect bites and various other types of rashes.

    You can only buy Betamethasone with Neomycin on prescription.

    What is Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream used to treat?

    Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream is a prescription-only topical corticosteroid treatment for various skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and insect bites.

    It contains two active ingredients, betamethasone valerate and neomycin sulphate, which work together to reduce irritation and stop the growth of bacteria.

    Why is Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream recommended for skin conditions?

    Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream is prescribed for comprehensive treatment of skin problems. 

    Corticosteroids like betamethasone valerate possess anti-inflammatory properties which help to relieve inflammation of the skin that comes with conditions like insect bites and eczema.

    Neomycin is an antibacterial medicine, meaning it helps to protect the body from infection and kill harmful bacteria. Essentially, it stops the bacteria from spreading on the surface of the skin.

    How does Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream work?

    The two medicines contained in this cream (betamethasone valerate and neomycin sulphate) each work in different ways to relieve the common symptoms associated with skin problems.

    Betamethasone valerate is a powerful corticosteroid which effectively works to reduce irritation and inflammation of the skin, which are common problems for people who suffer from the likes of eczema, insect bites and psoriasis.

    Neomycin sulphate is an antibiotic medicine which helps to treat the underlying problem by stopping the harmful bacteria from producing the necessary proteins they need to live. This kills the infection. Because some skin conditions can pose a serious risk of infection, the antibacterial properties of this medicine makes it a highly beneficial treatment.

    Who can use Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream?

    This product may not be suitable for everyone to use.

    Do not use Betamethasone Valerate with Neomycin Cream unless your doctor has issued a prescription for you.

    Do not use this product without speaking to your doctor if any of the following apply to you:

    • You are allergic to betamethasone valerate, neomycin sulphate or any of the other ingredients contained in this cream (please refer to the Ingredients tab for more information)
    • You are due to have surgery in the near future
    • You have any kidney problems
    • You are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or think you might be pregnant
    • You are breastfeeding

    If you are using this medicine as a treatment for psoriasis, you will need to attend regular check-ups with your doctor.

    This product must not be used on inflamed skin around the anus or genital area, unless a doctor has instructed you to do so.

    This information is not exhaustive. Read the patient information leaflet for a full list of reasons why Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream may be unsuitable for you.

    Can you buy Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream over the counter?

    No, this cream is only available on prescription and cannot be bought over the counter.

    Can you buy Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream online in the UK?

    This is a prescription-only medicine (POM), but you can buy Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream online from Medicine Direct. You will first need to complete a confidential online questionnaire, which will be reviewed by one of our prescribers to ensure that this is a suitable medication for your condition.

    Next day delivery is available on orders placed on our website by 2pm.

    Never buy any type of medication online unless it is from a regulated pharmacy, like Medicine Direct. We are regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council to ensure we sell nothing but genuine and approved medicine.

    Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream alternatives

    Betamethasone valerate is the active ingredient contained in a broad number of corticosteroid creams, several of which are available from our online pharmacy.

    Another combination medicine available from Medicine Direct is Betamethasone with Clioquinol Cream. Clioquinol possesses both antibacterial and antifungal properties, meaning it can help to prevent infection by stopping the growth of bacteria. This cream is also only available on prescription.

    Betamethasone is also available as a non branded cream on its own.

    Branded creams and ointments also containing betamethasone valerate include Betnovate Cream/Ointment and Eumovate Cream/Ointment. These treatments provide relief from the symptoms of common skin problems like eczema and psoriasis.

  2. Dosage and Directions

    Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream.

    How to use Betamethasone Valerate with Neomycin Cream

    1. Wash your hands before using the cream.
    2. Apply a thin layer of cream to the affected areas of skin two or three times a day. Gently massage the cream into the skin. This dose can be decreased as your symptoms start to improve.
    3. Unless you are treating your hands with the cream, wash them again after applying the treatment.

    Follow your doctor’s dosage instructions when applying this cream. Refer to the patient information leaflet for further direction.

    Do not use this medicine on children's skin or anyone's facial skin for longer than five days. Tell your doctor if you have not seen any improvement after a few days of use.

    If you are using any other topical medicines at the same time as Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream, you should wait for at least 30 minutes after applying one topical treatment before you apply the next one.

  3. Side effects

    Stop using the cream and seek medical attention if any of the below reactions bother you or do not go away as treatment progresses:

    • An itching or burning sensation at the application site
    • Bumps under the areas of skin that are affected by psoriasis

    Serious Side Effects

    In rare cases, it is possible to suffer a severe allergic reaction to Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream.

    You should stop using this product and either call 999 or go to A&E straight away if you get any of the following symptoms:

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

    You may be having a severe allergic reaction and require immediate treatment in hospital.

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

  4. Warnings and drug interactions

    Before you start to use Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream, be sure to inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other medication you are currently using. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements as some medicines can interact with the ingredient beatametasone and some medicines can interact with the ingredient neomycin.

    If you suffer from any of the below conditions, this product may make them worse:

    • Acne
    • Perioral dermatitis
    • Viral infections such as herpes or chicken pox
    • Bacterial infections
    • Fungal infections, such as athlete's foot
    • Rosacea
    • External ear infections

    Always read the patient information leaflet for full details on warnings and drug interactions.

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding

    Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless your doctor has issued you a prescription.

    Before you are issued a prescription, make sure your doctor is aware if:

    • You are currently pregnant
    • You are currently breastfeeding
    • You are trying to get pregnant
    • You think you might be pregnant

    We recommend BUMPS for additonal information.

  5. Ingredients

    This medicine contains two active ingredients: Betamethasone valerate and neomycin sulphate.

    See the Summary of Characteristics for a full list of inactive ingredients. 

  6. How much does it cost to buy Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream online in the UK?

    Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream Quantity Buy Online UK Price
      1 x 30g tube £48.99
      2 x 30g tubes £92.99


  7. Can you use too much of this cream?

    Using too much of a steroid cream can cause thinning of the skin. This can also occur if it is used for long periods of time. If you have applied an excessive amount of cream to the skin, wipe off the excess and speak to your doctor if you experience any irritation.

    How long does it take to work?

    Your skin should start to improve after a few days of use. If you have been using Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream for a few days and have not seen any improvement, speak to your doctor.

    Can Betamethasone make you tired?

    If you experience tiredness while using this medication, speak to your doctor.

    Is it safe to use in the long term?

    You should not use a steroid cream for longer than your doctor tells you to. Corticosteroids like this can thin the skin and cause stretch marks.

    Will my contraception be affected?

    No, Betamethasone with Neomycin Cream does not have any effect on contraception, including the morning after pill.

    Can I drink alcohol with it?

    Yes, it is safe to drink alcohol while using this cream.

    Can Betamethasone cause hair growth?

    Some products containing betamethasone valerate as their active ingredient, such as scalp applications, can cause hair growth as a rare side effect. However, this does not occur in everyone and it should not be used as a hair growth treatment.

    Is betamethasone an antifungal?

    No, betamethasone valerate is not an antifungal, it is a corticosteroid. This cream will not work to treat fungal infections.

    Can neomycin treat acne?

    Neomycin is sometimes used as an ingredient in acne treatments. However, you should not use this cream as a treatment for acne. Speak to your doctor if you are suffering with acne; they will be able to recommend the most suitable treatment for you, which may include a combination of antibiotics and a topical medicine.

    Will my fertility be affected?

    No firm evidence exists to show that this cream affects male or female fertility.

Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 05/08/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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