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BETESIL Patient Information

BETESIL is a medicated plaster which may be used for inflammatory skin disorders that do not respond to treatment with less potent corticosteroids.

Product Indication

Betesil Application Guide


BETESIL is a medicated plaster to be applied on the skin. It contains betamethasone valerate, which is a corticosteroid. When applied to the skin, it reduces redness, swelling and itching.

BETESIL is used to treat inflamed skin conditions that do not respond to treatment with less potent corticosteroids such as eczema and psoriasis although your doctor can prescribe it for the treatment of other localised skin diseases.
BETESIL is suitable for the treatment of psoriasis (patchy red skin with white scales) located in difficult to treat areas such as elbows and knees, on areas no greater than about 5 times the palm of your hand.

How to use BETESIL:

Apply BETESIL to the skin area to be treated once a day. Do not use more than 6 medicated plasters at the same time.
A new medicated plaster must be applied every 24 hours. It is advisable to wait at least 30 minutes between one application and the next.
Do not use BETESIL for more than 30 days.
Carefully clean and dry the skin area where the medicated plaster will be applied before using BETESIL.

Open the sachet and cut the medicated plaster, if necessary, so that it fits the area to be treated. Peel off the protective film and apply the medicated adhesive part to the area concerned. Any unused part of the plaster should be put back into the sachet so that it can be preserved and used at the next application (within one month).

Once removed, the medicated plaster must not be reused.
Do not get the medicated plaster wet: it is advisable to take a bath or have a shower between applications. If the edges of medicated plasters applied to particularly mobile parts (e.g. elbow or knee) lift up, apply the adhesive strips for securing dressings included in the medicinal product pack. Never cover the medicated plaster completely with plastic material or occlusive dressings.

For more information, please see the BETESIL Application Guide Video, BETESIL Patient Application Guide and the BETESIL Cutting Template.

Where to Obtain BETESIL:

BETESIL is a prescription only medicine.

Product Information:

For full details about Betesil® 2.250 mg medicated plaster, please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet below.

Due to regulatory changes, the content of the Patient Information Leaflet (Revised January 2019) below may vary from the one found in your medicine pack. Please compare the ‘Leaflet prepared/revised date’ towards the end of the leaflet in your pack, with the date on the document below, to establish if there have been any changes.

If you have any queries about your medication, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Children under 18 years

Not recommended for use.

Pack Sizes

4 Pack

Active Ingredients

Betamethasone valerate 2.250 mg per 7.5 cm x 10 cm medicated plaster (corresponding to 1.845 mg of betamethasone)

Adverse Effects

Adverse effects should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at
Adverse events should also be reported to Derma UK on +44 (0)191 375 9020