1.How to use BELOGENT?
Instructions for proper use and dose/frequency of administration
Apply sufficient amount of BELOGENT to the infected skin area twice a day (morning and evening), do not use it for more than 3 weeks,
Unless recommended otherwise by the doctor, use the specified doses.
Application route and method
Apply BELOGENT as a thin layer on the infected skin area.
Always strictly follow your doctor’s instructions while using BELOGENT. If you are not sure, consult your doctor or pharmacist,
different age groups
Use in children
Use in the elderly
Use in the elderly:
The safety and efficacy of BELOGENT in elderly patients have not been studied.
Special use cases
No dosage adjustment is required in patients with renal impairment.
In patients with hepatic failure, especially in cases where occlusive dressing that facilitates absorption is required, use BELOGENT under careful observation due to the increase in the passage of betamethasone into the blood circulation, effects may occur due to the passage of the drug into the blood circulation.
If you have the impression that the effect of BELOGENT is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use more BELOGENT than you should
If you have used more than you should use from BELOGENT, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
Overdose should be discontinued immediately and a doctor should be consulted.
2. What are the possible side effects?
Like all medicines, there may be side effects in people who are sensitive to the substances contained in BELOGENT.
If any of the following occur, stop using BELOGENT and IMMEDIATELY inform your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.
When betamethasone is applied to patients with liver failure, large skin surfaces with damaged skin and therefore increased permeability, or to children for a long time (>3 weeks) or when closed dressing is applied, an increase in the amount that enters the systemic circulation and therefore systemic effects may occur.
• Slowed growth, weight loss, and decreased cortisol concentrations in blood and urine in children
Cushing’s syndrome symptoms such as rounding of the face, fatigue, edema
Signs of increase in blood glucose level such as increased frequency of urination, excessive thirst, dry mouth and dry skin
Worsening of your skin condition due to another infection All of these are very serious side effects.
If you have one of these, it means you have a serious allergy to BELOGENT. You may need emergency medical attention or hospitalization.
All of these very serious side effects are very rare.
If you notice any of the following, tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital emergency department:
All these are serious side effects. Emergency medical attention may be required.
Serious side effects are rare.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following:
Skin itching, rash, swelling, dryness
White spots on the skin (hypopigmentation)
Skin thickening and cracks These are mild side effects of BELOGENT.
2. Things to consider before using BELOGENT
DO NOT USE BELOGENT in the following situations
3. Considerations Before Using
If you are allergic to betamethasone dipropionate, gentamicin sulfate or any of the auxiliary substances in the composition of BELOGENT (see list of excipients)
If you have other skin infections caused by tuberculosis, smallpox, chickenpox and viruses, and if you have redness and swelling on your face or itching, redness, rash around the mouth
If you have wounds on your lower legs caused by varicose veins
Do not use for long-term treatment on the face or around the forehead, eyes and eyes due to the possibility of cataract, glaucoma, fungal infection in the eye and herpes with fever.
USE BELOGENT CAREFULLY in the following situations
If you are using it for skin conditions in children
if you have liver failure
If you are taking long-term BELOGENT therapy
Use with caution if you have a disorder in your immune system.
If hypersensitivity occurs on the skin surface (eg, itching, burning and redness) during the first application, stop the treatment immediately and consult your doctor.
Prefer clothes that will not cause BELOGENT to be absorbed from the skin surface.
There is a higher risk of skin thinning during treatment with BELOGENT in areas of the body that are naturally airless and covered, such as the groins and armpits. Therefore, use it carefully in these areas and consult your doctor.
If these warnings apply to you even at any time in the past, please consult your doctor.