Betnesol ointment - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Usage of Betnesol ointment

Indications: Betnesol and Betnesol Ointment: Non-infected inflammatory conditions. Betnesol-N and Betnesol-N Ointment: Short-term treatment of inflammatory conditions when antibiotic prophylaxis is also required
Contra Indications: Dendritic ulcer. Viral, fungal, tuberculous or purulent infections. Glaucoma, herpetic keratitis. Soft contact lenses

Adverse and side effects

Corneal thinning, cataract, rise in intra-ocular pressure, sensitisation. Systemic effects with prolonged use

Special precautions

Prolonged use in infants or pregnancy

Questions about Betnesol ointment

Our experts have answered 3 questions about Betnesol ointment

Dr. Andrew Affleck
Dr. Andrew Affleck
Dermatologist
Dundee
Yes it can. This is a potent strength steroid and would not be suitable for use near the eyes.
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Dr. Andrew Affleck
Dr. Andrew Affleck
Dermatologist
Dundee
No I would not suggest using potent steroid preparations be used on eyelids - skin atrophy and more significantly, glaucoma could arise.
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