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Betamethasone + Neomycin is a combination of drugs Betamethasone and Neomycin. Betamethasone valerate is a corticosteroid that is used to treat inflammation of the skin. Neomycin is an antibiotic that treats bacterial skin infections. This medicine is available as an eye preparation or as an ointment or cream.

Betamethasone + Neomycin is used to treat inflammation and bacterial infection of the eyes and the skin.

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Rosacea
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Perianal and genital pruritus and primary cutaneous viral infections
  • Not to be used in otitis externa complicated by ear-drum perforation
  • Treatment of primary infected skin lesions caused by fungi or bacteria
  • Primary or secondary infections due to yeast;
  • Secondary infections due to Pseudomonas or Proteus species
  • Children less than 2 years of age
  • Ophthalmic preparation: Not to be used in patients with glaucoma or herpetic keratitis

Betamethasone + Neomycin may have the following side effects:

  • Skin thinning with prolonged use
  • Striae
  • Dilatation of superficial blood vessels
  • Local skin burning sensation
  • Pruritus
  • Pigmentation changes
  • Allergic contact dermatitis and hypertrichosis
  • Ophthalmic preparation
  • Corneal ulceration
  • Increased intraocular pressure
  • Mydriasis
  • Ptosis
  • Epithelial punctuate keratitis

Take extra caution in patients with the following medicines conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  • Monitor intraocular pressure
  • Cataract formation of unsuspected infections
  • Not to be used for undiagnosed red eye



If there is significant systemic absorption, neomycin sulfate may increase the respiratory depressant effects of neuromuscular blockers.

Overdose symptoms may include Cushing’s syndrome, ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity. Seek medical help immediately

 Available Brands:

  • Betnovate
  • Neocort

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