Betamethasone Cream


  • Brand Name: Betnovate
  • Innovator Brand Name: Betamethasone Valerate
  • API: Betamethasone (0.1% w/w)
  • Packaging: 20 gm tube
  • Manufacturer Name: Glaxo smithkline Pharmaceuticals
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Uses of medication: Betamethasone is a steroid medicine used in the treatment of several autoimmune disorders such as:

  • Rheumatic disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Skin diseases such as Psoriasis and dermatitis.
  • Allergy problems such as angioedema and asthma.
  • Crohn’s disease
  • preterm labor in order to speed the development of the baby’s lungs.
  • Cancers such as leukemia with fludrocortisone for the adrenocortical insufficiency.

This drug is available in cream form to prevent any skin irritation, allergy, or disorder and also helps in reducing inflammation.

Dosage: The cream should be applied in a thin layer over the affected area one or two times daily. Discontinue cream if severe allergic reactions occur. In case of a missed dose apply the ointment as soon as you recall.

Treatment reactions: Some reported side effect of betamethasone cream include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Risk of infection
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Psychosis
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Skin irritation
  • Increased hair growth

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Warnings and precautions:

  • Recommend with your doctor about having allergy with any active or inactive ingredient of the cream.
  • Long term use of betamethasone may cause adrenal insufficiency.
  • Excessive use of cream over the infected area can cause increased hair growth.
  • The ingredient can cause mutation in the cell.
  • Interrupting this medication suddenly after the long-term use could be dangerous.

Storage: Betamethasone cream is stored at room temperature. Do not freeze the cream and also do not place it in direct sunlight. Place the cream away from children to avoid any toxicity.

Alternate Brands: The alternate brand of betamethasone are:

  • Betnovate Cream 20gm (Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

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Conclusion: Betamethasone is considered safe and effective when used in the treatment of skin infection or skin disorders. The side effect caused due to the cream is rarely noticed when used for a shorter period of time.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the side effect of betamethasone cream?

Some possible side effects of betamethasone cream include skin irritation, increased hair growth, muscle weakness, severe allergic reaction, risk of infection, and adrenal insufficiency.

Which class of medication Betamethasone is?

Betamethasone mainly belongs to the glucocorticoid class of the medication.

When Betamethasone was approved?

This drug was approved for medical use in the United States in 1961.

Can Betamethasone be used to prevent infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS)?

Yes, Betamethasone can be used to stimulate fetal lung maturation in order to prevent infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS).