Active corticosteroids in combination with antiseptics. Betamethasone and antiseptics
Betamethasone valerate, which is one of the components of the drug, exerts local anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, antipruritic, and antiexudative effects. Cetylpyridinium chloride has a bacteriostatic and fungistatic action, preventing the development of secondary infection.
Decreasing the inflammatory symptoms of dermatoses that are sensitive to glucocorticoid therapy, such as eczema (atopic, nummular), neurodermatitis, dermatitis (contact, solar, seborrheic, exfoliative, radiation, intertriginous, stasis dermatitis), psoriasis (except for disseminated psoriasis), anogenital, and senile pruritus.
The drug is intended for local use. The cream is applied as a thin layer onto injured skin 1–3 times per day, depending on severity of the condition. The number of applications per day depends on the severity: in mild conditions the drug can be used once daily, in more severe cases the number of applications per day should be increased. In most cases, it is enough to apply the drug 1–2 times per day to achieve the effect.
The drug should not be used under an occlusive dressing, as the adverse effect may increase.
Continuous use of the drug should not exceed 4 weeks. If the patient's condition does not improve, or deteriorates, after 2–4 weeks of treatment, reexamination should be performed, and the treatment changed.
Careful observation is recommended for developing signs and symptoms of the drug's systemic action.
In dermatoses caused by bacterial infection, specific antibacterial treatment should be used.
Patients with fungal dermatoses need special treatment.