betamethasone-salicylic acid ointment-topical
GENERIC NAME: BETAMETHASONE-SALICYLIC ACID OINTMENT - TOPICAL (bay-tuh-METH-uh-sown w/sal-ih-SILL-ick acid)
USES: This medication is used to treat certain skin conditions. This product contains a corticosteroid called betamethasone (for swelling, redness and itch) and a drug to help remove rough patches of skin.
HOW TO USE: Apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub it gently into the skin. Generally this medicine is used twice daily. Follow all instructions carefully and do not use this product more often than prescribed; an increase in side effects could occur. You should notice skin improvement within one week. Do not bandage, wrap or cover the area treated unless you are instructed to do so by your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS: Burning, itching, irritation, dryness, thinning and other skin problems might occur. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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