Details About Generic Salt ::  Betamet1

Main Medicine Class:: Topical,Corticosteroid,Antifungal   

(BAY-tuh-METH-uh-zone/kloe-TRIM-uh-zole)
Lotrisone, Lotriderm
Class: Topical/Corticosteroid/Antifungal

 

Drugs Class ::

 Action Clotrimazole increases cell membrane permeability in susceptible fungi. Betamethasone has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive actions.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Topical treatment of tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis caused by Trichophyton rubrum, T. mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum, Microsporum canis.

Drug Dose ::

 Route/Dosage

Topical 1 application bid (2 wk for tinea cruris and tinea corporis; 4 wk for tinea pedis).

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Hypersensitivity to other corticosteroids or imidazoles.

Drug Precautions ::

 Precautions

Pregnancy: Category C. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy not established. Adrenal suppression: Patients who receive large doses over large surface areas may experience hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis suppression. Ophthalmic use: Do not use for eye infections.

PATIENT CARE CONSIDERATIONS


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

CNS: Paresthesias. DERM: Maculopapular rash; erythema; stinging; blistering; peeling; pruritus; urticaria; burning; itching; dryness; acne; decreased pigmentation; striae; skin atrophy. OTHER: Edema; secondary infection; adrenal suppression with long-term use over large areas of skin.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Clotrimazole increases cell membrane permeability in susceptible fungi. Betamethasone has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive actions.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions None well documented.

Drug Assesment ::

 Assessment/Interventions

  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies.
  • Monitor treated sites for irritation or signs of secondary infection, and report any adverse reactions to physician.

Drug Storage/Management ::

 Administration/Storage

  • Wear gloves. Apply medication sparingly and rub in lightly. Notify physician if signs of hypersensitivity or irritation are noted.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and nose.
  • Do not cover treated area with dressings or use tight-fitting diapers, plastic pants, or underwear over treated area.
  • Store cream at room temperature.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Remind patient that medication is for external application only and to avoid contact with eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Demonstrate application technique, cautioning patient to apply sparingly and to rub in lightly.
  • Tell patient to notify physician if there is no improvement after 1 week for tinea cruris or tinea corporis or after 2 weeks for tinea pedis.
  • Caution patient against using dressings, tight-fitting diapers, or plastic pants over treated area.
  • Tell patients with tinea corporis (ringworm) to wash clothes separately from those of other family.
  • Remind patient to wash hands before and after each application of product.
  • Advise patient to complete prescribed treatment, even if infection clears, to prevent relapse.
  • Instruct patient to report the following symptoms to physician: Burning, itching, rash, swelling, redness or blistering in treated area.

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