betamethasone

Adult
Uses
  • inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Cautions
  • may produce reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression if large amounts used
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • burning
  • itching
  • irritation
  • dryness
  • folliculitis
  • hypertrichosis
  • acneiform eruptions
  • hypopigmentation
  • perioral/allergic contact dermatitis
  • skin maceration
  • secondary infection
  • skin atrophy
  • striae
  • miliaria
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
0.05% two times a day
Source of Suggestion