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Betamethasone Information

Betamethasone Benefits & Uses

Betamethasone is used to treat the following -

  1. Allergy Primary
  2. Asthma Primary
  3. Cancer Primary
  4. Rheumatic Disorder Primary
  5. Skin Disorders and Diseases Primary
  6. Nephrotic Syndrome Primary
  7. Inflammatory Disease Primary
  8. Itching
  9. Dermatitis
  10. Psoriasis
  11. Contact Dermatitis
  12. सेबोरिक डर्मेटाइटिस
  13. Eczema
  14. Eyelid Inflammation
  15. Swollen Eyes
  16. Uveitis

Betamethasone Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Betamethasone


Betamethasone Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Betamethasone is used -

  1. Electrolyte imbalance
  2. Bone degradation
  3. Increased risk of infection
  4. Increased blood pressure
  5. Altered bone growth
  6. Skin scar
  7. Cataract Moderate
  8. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  9. Skin Thinning
  10. Skin Rash सामान्य
  11. Dry Skin
  12. Flushing
  13. Blisters on skin
  14. Acne
  15. Bone Fracture
  16. Bradycardia
  17. Erythema
  18. Constipation Moderate
  19. Gastritis Moderate

Betamethasone Related Warnings

Is the use of Betamethasone safe for pregnant women?

Betamethasone can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Betamethasone, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Betamethasone safe during breastfeeding?

Betamethasone is safe for breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Betamethasone on the Kidneys?

Betamethasone rarely affects the kidneys.


What is the effect of Betamethasone on the Liver?

Betamethasone may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Betamethasone on the Heart?

Betamethasone is rarely harmful for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Betamethasone with Other Drugs

Betamethasone should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Betamethasone Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Betamethasone unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Allergy
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Infections
  4. Scleroderma
  5. Dehydration
  6. Tuberculosis (TB)
  7. Diabetes
  8. Diaper Rash
  9. Heart Disease
  10. Depression
  11. Crohn's Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Betamethasone

Is this Betamethasone habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Betamethasone has not been reported.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Betamethasone as it does not make you drowsy.


Is it safe?

Betamethasone is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Betamethasone cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Betamethasone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Betamethasone

Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Betamethasone together with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Betamethasone

Information about the interaction of Betamethasone and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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