Betamethasone Skin Gel

Generic Name:Betamethasone
Brand Name(s):Celestone, Celestone Phosphate, Celestone Soluspan, Selestoject, Cell-U-Jec, Adbeon, Beta-Phos/AC

Betamethasone is a skin cream a synthetic medicine simply fabricated corticosteroid that is used topically on the surface of the skin. Betamethasone skin cream take off the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), which is a naturally occurring steroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions and also suppress the immune response. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. The FDA approved Betamethasone skin cream in July 1983. Betamethasone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Betamethasone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. The other usage of Betamethasone skin treatment has many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Betamethasone is used for the relief of itching and inflammation associated with a wide variety of skin conditions in patients 13 years of age or older.

How to use

Large doses and extended use of Betamethasone skin treatment may cause large amounts to be absorbed into the body and restrain production of cortisol by the adrenal glands. Therefore, the lotion should not be used for longer than two weeks, and not more than 50 ml should be used per week. The increased amount of the cream or ointment should be limited to 45 grams per week. Betamethasone should not be used with dressings, which seal a wound from contact with air, or bacteria. Because these dressings increase absorption into the body. As it comes in the form of lotions and creams and strips so thin strip of Betamethasone cream or ointment is applied gently to the affected area once or twice daily. A few drops of the lotion is applied to the affected area once or twice daily then the lotion should be massaged gently until it disappears.

Cautions before use

There are some cautions, which are to be taken before using this medicine as follows:

  • People who have kidney diseases should avoid it
  • Patients with a thyroid disorder
  • Patients with a history of malaria
  • Patients with osteoporosis
  • Patients with depression or mental illness
  • Patients with herpes infection of the eyes
  • Patients with a muscle disorder such as myasthenia gravis
  • Patients with high blood pressure
  • Patients with diabetes

Benzamycin Side Effects

The most commonly noted side effects of Betamethasone skin treatment are as follows:

  • burning at the affected area
  • itching
  • sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes
  • acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration;
  • irritation
  • Dryness
  • swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath
  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood
  • severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate
  • severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears

Reactions and Overdose

Avoid taking any kind of vaccine, as it may not work well in your body while taking Betamethasone.

Overdose effects of Betamethasone occurs in symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat especially in the areas of face, neck, back, and waist, increased acne or facial hair.


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