Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
Betnovate is a popular treatment for a variety of skin problems. It is a corticosteroid and reduces swelling and redness. This makes it ideal for relieving the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and haemorrhoids.
This treatment is currently available from HealthExpress for haemorrhoids, otherwise known as piles - an unpleasant (and often painful) condition. Betnovate soothes the affected area. You have the choice between cream, ointment and lotion - in tubes of 30g or 100g.
Betnovate should only be applied to external piles and external irritation as a result of piles. For internal hemorrhoids HealthExpress offers other treatments that come in suppository form, including Uniroid HC, Proctosedyl and Anusol HC.
Please note, lotion and ointment are thinner and better for applying to larger, hairier areas of skin. In comparison, creams are better for skin that is moist. If you are unsure which is right for you, please consult your doctor. However, all forms of Betnovate are effective when applied correctly.
The active ingredient in Betnovate is a topical corticosteroid called betamethasone (0.1%). It is applied directly to the skin to provide effective relief.
Inflammation of the skin is usually due to an allergic reaction or over-sensitivity of the skin. In the case of haemorrhoids, it is due to the increase in pressure on small veins and blood vessels around the anus.
Betamethasone works by reducing your body’s release of the chemicals that cause inflammation.
If you find that this medication has little effect on your piles, please contact your doctor to discuss alternatives.
You should only take this medication if you have been prescribed it by a doctor.
For full details of the safe use of Betnovate, please ensure you read the patient information leaflet (this will be included with your order). If you have any concerns, please contact your doctor.
A brief summary:
Please note, this remedy should only be used for external application and for short-term use.
Your symptoms should start improving within a week of use. Even if symptoms do not get better after continuous use, you should discontinue treatment after four weeks. If symptoms have not yet subsided after this point, please contact your doctor.
You will most likely not develop any side effects when using Betnovate, however, it is always best to know the risks associated with any prescription medication.
The most commonly occurring include:
Less common reactions include:
If you are concerned by any side effects or you experience any that are unlisted, you should speak to a medical professional as soon as possible. You will find a full list in the patient information leaflet.
You should also inform your doctor if this treatment makes your symptoms worse.
Betnovate cream can be used by men and women over the age of 18. It is suitable for people suffering from the uncomfortable symptoms caused by haemorrhoids or other skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis.
However, Betnovate is not suitable for everyone with haemorrhoids and may not be prescribed in some cases. This includes those that:
If any of these apply to you, please ask your GP about different treatments.
It is important that the treatment is kept away from the eyes, already broken or inflamed skin.
You should not apply this treatment for more than four weeks (especially if applying to the face). Long-term use of this treatment can suppress your immune system and make you more susceptible to infections.
For more information about side effects, interactions or precautions, please refer to the patient information leaflet - this can be downloaded using the link to the right of this page.
You can buy Betnovate online from HealthExpress for haemorrhoids. We ask that you first complete a confidential consultation. Here, you should detail any medical conditions you suffer from as well as the medications you are taking. The form does not take long to complete.
One of our doctors will then determine whether the selected treatment is suitable for you to use. Once approved, an order will be issued to our pharmacy. You can then expect delivery the very next day.
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