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Ectosone cream is a topical medication used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and seborrhea. It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that helps to relieve the symptoms associated with these conditions.
Ectosone Cream contains the active ingredient Betamethasone Valerate, which is a type of corticosteroid. It works by reducing inflammation, redness, and itching on the affected area of the skin.
Betamethasone Valerate Cream comes in two strengths: 0.05% and 0.1%, with the latter being the stronger version. Ectosone cream should be used as directed by a healthcare professional and should not be applied to broken or infected skin.
Use and Dosage
Betamethasone Valerate Cream is for external use only and should not be used on the face, underarm, or groin area unless directed by a healthcare professional. Generally, the cream is applied to the affected area of the skin once or twice a day, depending on the severity of the condition. Be sure to follow the dosage and application instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist.
To use Betamethasone Valerate Cream, follow the following procedures:
- Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using the cream.
- Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area of the skin. Rub it in gently.
- Do not bandage or otherwise wrap the skin being treated unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- If the medicine is applied to the diaper area of an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- If your doctor ordered an occlusive dressing or airtight covering to be applied over the medicine, make sure you know how to apply it. Occlusive dressings increase the amount of medicine absorbed through your skin, so use them only as directed.
Avoid using the cream on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor. Additionally, wash your hands thoroughly after applying the cream. If you have any questions or concerns about how to use Betamethasone Valerate cream, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance.
Common Side Effects of Ectosone Cream (Betamethasone Valerate Cream):
- Acne or pimples
- Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
- Burning, itching, or stinging at the application site
- Hair loss
- Thinning of the hair
Serious Side Effects of Ectosone Cream (Betamethasone Valerate Cream):
- Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
- Pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
- Increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
- Itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
- Lightening of treated areas of dark skin
- Reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
- Redness and scaling around the mouth
- Softening of the skin
- Thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on where the skin folds together (Between the fingers)
Forms and Strength
Ectosone Cream (Betamethasone Valerate Cream) is available in the following forms and strength:
Betamethasone Valerate Cream: Cream
- Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding: Ectosone Cream should be used with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as the effects on the unborn child or nursing infant are not fully known. A healthcare professional should be consulted before using this medication during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
- Avoid use on sensitive areas of the skin: Ectosone Cream should not be applied to the face, groin, or armpits unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.
- Do not use on infected or damaged skin: Ectosone Cream should not be applied to skin that is infected or damaged, as this may increase the risk of absorption into the bloodstream and lead to unwanted side effects.
- Avoid sudden cessation of use: Ectosone Cream should not be stopped suddenly without consulting a healthcare professional, as this may lead to withdrawal symptoms or a flare-up of the underlying skin condition.
- Use with caution in children: Ectosone Cream should be used with caution in children, as they may be more susceptible to the side effects of topical corticosteroids.
- Avoid long-term use: Long-term use of Ectosone Cream may increase the risk of side effects such as thinning of the skin, easy bruising, and skin discoloration. A healthcare professional should be consulted before using this medication for an extended period.
- Potential interactions with other medications: Ectosone Cream may interact with other medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. A healthcare professional should be consulted to determine if any potential interactions exist before using this medication.
- Do not use in the eyes: Ectosone Cream should not be used in the eyes, as it may cause eye irritation or damage if it comes into contact with the eyes.
- Potential for allergic reactions: Some individuals may be allergic to Betamethasone Valerate or other ingredients in Ectosone Cream. If signs of an allergic reaction occur, such as rash, itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing, medical attention should be sought immediately.
- Do not share medication: Ectosone Cream should not be shared with others, as it may not be suitable for their particular skin condition or may cause unwanted side effects.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Ectosone Cream on my face?
Ectosone Cream should not be applied to the face unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional. It may cause skin thinning or other unwanted side effects if used on the face.
Can Ectosone Cream be used on children?
Ectosone Cream should be used with caution in children, as they may be more susceptible to the side effects of topical corticosteroids. A healthcare professional should be consulted before using this medication in children.
How long can I use Ectosone Cream?
Ectosone Cream should be used as directed by a healthcare professional. Prolonged use of topical corticosteroids, including Ectosone Cream, may cause skin thinning or other unwanted side effects.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Ectosone Cream?
If you miss a dose of Ectosone Cream, apply it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not apply extra cream to make up for a missed dose.
It's important to purchase Ectosone Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.