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General Information on Betamethasone Topical

Generic Name : Betamethasone Topical

Pronunciation : bay ta meth' a sone

Latest prescription information about Betamethasone Topical. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents- Topical

Trade Names/Brand Names of Betamethasone Topical

India- Betnederm Cream, Betnederm-C Cream, Betnederm-Gm Cream,Betgenta-Z Oint Daivobet Oint, Dipform Cream, Diplene Cream, Diprovate Cream Diprovate Lotion, Diprovate Plus Lotion, Diprovate-Rd Cream, Flunec Crm Cream,Daivobet Oint, Dipform Cream, Diplene Cream, Diprovate Cream, Diprovate Lotion, Diprovate Plus Lotion, Diprovate-Rd Cream, Flunec Crm Cream, Fourderm Cream, Fourderm-Af Cream ,Taf-Gm Crm Cream.
International- Alphatrex, Betaderm, Betamethacot,Betanate,Betatrex,Beta-Val,Del-Beta ,Diprolene, Diprosone,Maxivate, Teladar, Uticort, Valisone.

Why is Betamethasone Topical Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a topical corticosteroid, prescribed for certain types of skin disorders. This medication decreases the action of chemicals that causes inflammation, redness and swelling.  

When should Betamethasone Topical not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Betamethasone Topical?

Topical- Skin disorders - As dipropionate (0.05%) or valerate (0.025 or 0.1%): Apply as directed by your physician.

How should Betamethasone Topical be taken?

It comes as a cream, lotion, ointment to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Betamethasone Topical?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of skin thinning, skin infection, diabetes, increased eye pressure, cataract, circulation disorder, immune disorder, tuberculosis, chickenpox, shingles, measles, positive TB skin test, recently vaccinated, who are taking other medications, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, mouth.

What are the side effects of Betamethasone Topical?

   Local : Dry skin, cracking, tightening of skin, pimples, sores, redness, itching, burning, stinging, irritation, increased hair growth, change in skin color and skin infection can rarely occur.

What are the other precautions for Betamethasone Topical?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Betamethasone Topical?

Store it at room temperature, and keep away from children.

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dragnov38 

because you may be having any allergic response like itching, redness, inflammation. so to suppress these symptoms, doctor has prescribed you this topical steroid. Topical steroids are also used for treating scaling, plaque psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis.

anupapshah 

Doctor has prescribed me this medicine for (betamethasone )for having hair fall, why?

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