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The text does not contain any of medical advices, mode of administration and prescription plans.
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Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream
Betamethasone dipropionate is a medication that belongs to a group of drugs called glucocorticosteroids or corticosteroids. Like other corticosteroids Betamethasone exerts potent antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antiexudative and immunosuppressive effects. Betamethasone dipropionate possesses a strong vasoconstrictive effect compared with other corticosteroids. Mineralocorticoid effect of betamethasone dipropionate cream is less pronounced compared with other corticosteroid drugs. Betamethasone increases blood glucose levels and exerts a catabolic effect.
Betamethasone dipropionate is considered to be the most successful drug in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Depending on the method of application (oral, intravenous, intramuscular, periarticular, intradermal, topical) is achieved by a general or local effect.
Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream has a potent local anti-inflammatory, antiallergic and antipruritic effect. In local application, systemic side effects of betamethasone are insignificant due to very limited absorption through the skin. Due to the rapid and prolonged action Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream can be applied to virtually any dermatological indication. It is characterized by good tolerance and sensitivity in patients.
Betamethasone dipropionate cream is used in the following conditions:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Various forms of eczema
- Non-allergic dermatitis
- Exudative erythema multiform
- Discoid lupus erythematosus
- Bullous dermatosis
- Contact dermatitis
- Professional dermatitis
- Lichen planus
Betametasone dipropionate dosages
Betamethasone dipropionate cream is intended for external use only.
A thin layer of Bethametasone cream is applied to the affected 2 times daily, a little rubbing. The duration of continuous treatment is usually less than 4 weeks.
In order to prevent a recurrence in the treatment of chronic skin diseases, treatment with Bethametasone should continue for certain period of time after the disappearance of all symptoms of the disease. Bethametasone dipropionate cream for external application is used for acute therapy, including weeping skin lesions.
The drug is contraindicated for use in:
- Tuberculosis of the skin
- Cutaneous manifestations of syphilis
- Chicken pox
- Skin infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi
- Open wounds
- Acne vulgaris
- Tumors of the skin and subcutaneous structures;
- Hypersensitivity to betamethasone or any of the supporting components of the drug.
It is not recommended to use the medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The side effects of Betametasone dipropionate are generally mild. Possible Betamethasone side effects include hypersensitivity reactions (itching, burning, redness), acne, hypopigmentation, hypertrichosis, secondary skin infections, perioral dermatitis, striate atrophy of skin, nappy rash. With the development of hypersensitivity reactions, or adverse reactions Betamethasone dipropionate cream should be discontinued.
It is not recommended to apply Betamethasone dipropionate cream for a long period of time on the face, because of the possible development of rosacea, perioral dermatitis and acne.
The drug should not be applied on the eyes, due to the risk of getting the medication on the mucosa. This may contribute to the development of cataracts, glaucoma, fungal infections of the eyes and aggravate herpes infection.
Some parts of the body such as armpits, inguinal folds (where there is a natural occlusion), there is a greater risk of stretch marks, so the use of the drug in those areas should be limited.
With the development of fungal or bacterial infection of the skin, an additional use of local antibiotic and antifungal agents is required.
Make sure to tell your doctor if you use any other medication for topical or oral use. Betamethasone dipropionate cream should not be combined with other local drugs containing corticosteroids.
This info corresponds to official PIL provided by legal manufacturer and reviewed by: Dr. Rohit Bansali N.