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Brand name: Betnovate TM

Active ingredients: betamethasone valerate

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 23 APRIL 2004 : Eczema including : atopic, infantile, stasis and discoid eczemas. Besnier's (flexural) prurigo. Otitis externa. Neurodermatoses including lichen simplex, lichen planus. Seborrheic dermatitis, contact sensitivity reactions and allergies.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Topical
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A soft white cream with an odour faintly of chlorocresol. Free from visible foreign contamination.

Food interactions

For the active ingredient betamethasone valerate

  • Take with food to reduce irritation.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS) on December 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

To access RPBS medicines you must hold a DVA Gold Card, DVA Orange Card or DVA White Card (for some medicines only). To learn about Department of Veterans' Affairs health cards, visit Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient betamethasone valerate

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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