What does Betamethasone treat?
Betamethasone is a topical corticosteroid cream that activates natural substances in the body to alleviate itching, redness, and swelling due to allergies, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rash. Your physician may prescribe this to treat other conditions too.
Possible Side Effects
Betamethasone might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects could be as redness, blistering, stretch marks, peeling, itching, burning, and thinning of your skin. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
Follow the Betamethasone dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. To use, apply a little cream on to the affected area and massage into skin. Remember to wash your hands before and after application.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never use a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Betamethasone is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase or interfere with the effect of Betamethasone.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with other topical products and oral corticosteroids. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Betamethasone
- Can I use Betamethasone along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Betamethasone?
- What is the amount of Betamethasone to be used?
- How should I use Betamethasone?
- How will Betamethasone work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Betamethasone be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Betamethasone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.