This leaflet answers some common questions about cortival. It does not contain all the available information about this medicine.It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist all medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using cortival against the benefits this medicine is expected to have for you.ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns about using this medicine.Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may need to read it again.What is cortival used for cortival contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate (a type of cortisone) and belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids.Cortival is available as a cream and an ointment.Before you start using cortival, wash and dry your hands thoroughly.Gently rub a small amount of cream or ointment on the affected area as directed by your doctor.After applying the ointment or cream, wash and dry your hands thoroughly, unless it is being used for treating your hands.Occlusive dressings are not recommended, unless advised by your doctor.It is important to use
Cortival exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you to.do not use it just before having a bath, shower or going swimming. If you do, you may reduce the effectiveness of cortivalDo not apply cortival to your face unless specifically advised by your doctor.If your doctor has told you to use it on your face, do not let the cream or ointment get into your eyes. If you accidently get some in your eyes, wash them thoroughly with running water for at least ten minutes.If you use cortival Wash and dry your hands thoroughly.Gently rub a small amount of cream or ointment on the affected area
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