Valisone-G cream is a prescription medication primarily used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rashes. It contains two active ingredients: Betamethasone, and gentamicin.
Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that helps to reduce skin redness, itching, and irritation. Gentamicin is an antibiotic that kills bacteria that cause certain types of infections.
Use and Dosage
Valisone G Cream should be applied to the affected area of the skin, usually two to four times a day. Consult with your healthcare provider for specific instructions on how to apply Valisone G Cream.
To use Valisone G Cream, follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider and the medication label. Clean and dry the affected area before applying the cream. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and rub it in gently. Should only use Valisone G Cream on the skin and not on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your healthcare provider.
Use the cream on your skin only. Be careful not to get the cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Use the cream exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for the next application, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not apply a double application to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Common Side Effects of Valisone G Cream (Betamethasone/Gentamicin):
- Burning, irritation, itching, redness, or dryness of the skin
- Increased redness or scaling of the skin sores
- Skin rash
Serious Side Effects of Valisone G Cream (Betamethasone/Gentamicin):
- Blood-containing blisters on the skin
- Burning and itching of the skin
- Increased skin sensitivity
- Lack of healing of the skin condition
- Painful, red, or itchy, pus-containing blisters in hair follicles
- Raised, dark red, wart-like spots on the skin, especially when used on the face
- Skin discoloration
- Skin infection
- “Spider veins” or blood vessels visible through the skin
- Thinning of the skin with easy bruising
Forms and Strength
Valisone G Cream (Betamethasone/Gentamicin) is available in the following forms and strength:
Valisone G Cream: Cream
- Do not use Valisone G Cream if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
- Valisone G Cream is for external use only and should not be applied to open wounds, cuts, or burns.
- Valisone G Cream should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women without consulting a doctor.
- Valisone G Cream may cause side effects such as burning, itching, and stinging. If these symptoms occur, discontinue use, and contact your healthcare provider.
- Long-term use of Valisone G Cream may cause skin discoloration, thinning, or stretch marks. Consult your healthcare provider if you have concerns about long-term use.
- Do not cover the treated area with bandages or dressings unless directed by your healthcare provider.
- Valisone G Cream may interact with other medications you are taking, so consult with your healthcare provider before starting to use Valisone G Cream.
- Valisone G Cream should not be used on the face unless directed by your healthcare provider, as the skin on the face is more sensitive and may be more susceptible to side effects.
- Do not use Valisone G Cream on large areas of skin or for prolonged periods of time without consulting your healthcare provider, as it may increase the risk of side effects.
- If you develop a skin infection or any signs of an allergic reaction (such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat), stop using Valisone G Cream immediately and contact your healthcare provider.
- Valisone G Cream may increase your risk of developing other skin infections or skin reactions, especially if the area is covered with bandages or dressings.
- Valisone G Cream should not be used on children without consulting your healthcare provider, as the cream may have different side effects or risks in children.
- If you are using any other skin medications or treatments, consult your healthcare provider before using Valisone G Cream, as it may increase your risk of side effects or skin irritation.
- Valisone G Cream is a prescription medication and should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
- Do not use Valisone G Cream on broken or infected skin or on skin that is near your eyes.
- Valisone G Cream may weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to infections. Consult with your healthcare provider before using Valisone G Cream if you have a history of infection.
- Long-term use of Valisone G Cream may lead to skin thinning or discoloration. Consult with your healthcare provider if you notice any changes to your skin.
- Valisone G Cream may interact with other medications or health conditions. Consult with your healthcare provider about any potential interactions before using Valisone G Cream.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Valisone G Cream without a prescription?
No, Valisone G Cream is a prescription medication, and you should only use it under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Valisone G Cream?
If you miss a dose of Valisone G Cream, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
How long should I use Valisone G Cream?
Your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate duration of use for Valisone G Cream based on your specific condition. Do not use Valisone G Cream for longer than prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Can Valisone G Cream be used on children?
Yes, Valisone G Cream can be used on children, but it should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider.