Topical betamethasone


General English name: Topical betamethasone

Brands: Betnovate, Diprosone, Betacap, Bettamousse

Application: Inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and severe dermatitis




Other Common Letters Betamethasone Ointment

Pharmacological information of betamethasone ointment

Contraindications to the use of betamethasone ointment

Drug interaction of betamethasone ointment

Possible side effects of betamethasone ointment

How to store betamethasone ointment





Other Common Letters Betamethasone Ointment


Betamethasone valerate

Betamethasone diproprionate


Pharmacological information of betamethasone ointment

Drug Information: Betamethasone is classified as a strong topical corticosteroid. Topical corticosteroids are the same as topical steroids. Topical steroids in addition to moisturizing (emollient) are used to treat inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and dermatitis. Topical steroids are used when the symptoms of eczema or dermatitis recur. It relieves inflammation, itching and redness, thereby reducing the recurrence of symptoms. Betamethasone ointment is not a cure for the disease, but it will help relieve symptoms. Short-term courses of betamethasone may also be prescribed to treat psoriasis in small areas such as the scalp, soles of the feet, or the soles of the hands.

Different types of betamethasone (such as ointments, creams, foam lotions) are available. A cream will be prescribed to moisturize the affected areas of your skin, and if your skin is dry, the ointment is a good choice for you, and a lotion is also used for large or hairy areas of the skin. There is also a type of betamethasone available that is only used for the scalp. Betamethasone is generally not suitable for children, although sometimes a dermatologist may prescribe short periods of up to two weeks for a child.

A type of betamethasone is also available that contains an antibacterial agent (such as clioquinol, neomycin or fusidic acid), or an antifungal drug (such as clotrimazole). This type of betamethasone may be prescribed for short-term use when the skin is infected and is usually used twice a day for just one week. Some types of betamethasone also contain an element called salicylic acid. Salicylic acid in this formulation can help the skin absorb steroids more effectively, but this betamethasone is also given only for a short time.

For more information on betamethasone ear drops, betamethasone solution tablets, betamethasone nasal drops, and betamethasone eye drops, see the page for those medications.


Contraindications to the use of betamethasone ointment

Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.


Drug interaction of betamethasone ointment

Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.

Tips that should be considered before taking betamethasone nasal drops

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking betamethasone ointment:

• If you have any skin infections.

• If you have rosacea or acne.

• If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

• If you have a history of allergic reactions to a skin cream.


Possible side effects of betamethasone ointment

All drugs, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. If there is a negative change in your health after taking the medicine, it is better to consult your doctor. Many complications may be similar to the symptoms of other illnesses

Burning, thinning of the skin, permanent stretch marks, allergic contact dermatitis, acne, rosacea, hair growth at the site of use, betamethasone may enter your bloodstream through your skin.

Talk to your doctor if you experience any symptoms that you feel may be due to betamethasone ointment.


How to store betamethasone ointment

• Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

• Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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