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Dr. Stewart Tepper
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Betamethasone (Definition)

Betamethasone is a steroid that is given in 2 injections 24 hours apart when there is a strong possibility of preterm delivery. It is given between 24 and 34 weeks. It helps mature the lungs of the baby to decrease ...Read more


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I've had psoriasis for ~15 years but it's gotten worse. I've applied betamethasone but topical is becoming impractical. Are there other options?

I've had psoriasis for ~15 years but it's gotten worse. I've applied betamethasone but topical is becoming impractical. Are there other options?

Methotrexate, Enbrel (etanercept): Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the white blood cells attacking the skin as if it was bacteria or a virus.Low dose weekly Methotrexate is very effective in treating psoriasis--the way it works is not completely understood but decades of use show it is a reliable and safe drug (no alchohol! While taking). Enbrel (etanercept) is a newer highly effective drug that neutralizes tnf, inflammatory protein. ...Read more

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I was recently prescribed topical betamethasone val (0.1%) (bid) and differin (adapalene) gel (o.d) for my facial acne. Is this a good combination to control acne

I was recently prescribed topical betamethasone val (0.1%) (bid) and differin (adapalene) gel (o.d) for my facial acne. Is this a good combination to control acne

Not typical: A topical steroid (betamethasone) is not typical medication used for acne (but it can be used). The usual medication choices are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and antibiotics. Of course, your physician may have a very good reason to have you on the steroid. If you have a question about the choice, you should speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Should different topical ointments be ever mixed? Can you tell me what side effects/if any could happen if you mix ammonium lactate cream, ketoconazal shampoo, betamethasone ointment, clobetasol propionate ointment?

The: The Betamethasone and the clobetasol are both steroids, therefore it is probably not a good idea to mix these together since steroids can cause thinning of the skin when used in high amounts or over prolonged periods of time. As far as the the other two ointments, there is no interaction as far as I can tell from my research; however you should consult the prescribing doctor or your local pharmacist to be sure.
Take care. ...Read more

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Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid?

Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid?

CanResearchYourself!: E.g.: https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=potency%20of%20topical%20corticosteroids, http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2009/0115/p135.pdf. All steroids (derivatives of cholesterol) work by altering gene expression, worsen blood glucose control (Diabetes Mellitus) & suppress immune system functions (can thus aggravate infections). Often fairly safe short-term if young & apparently healthy, yet can also backfire. ...Read more

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What does betamethasone do?

Topical steroid...: ...For treatment of steroid-responsive rashes, such as psoriasis and eczema. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of betamethasone?

Celestone.: Betamethasone is a steroidal anti-inflammatory medication used to treat a host of conditions. Included are rheumatoid issues, dermatological problems, allergies, fetal lung, G.I. issues and cancer, just to name a few. ...Read more

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How long till betamethasone will start working?

2-3 days: Usually one begins to improvement in 48-72 hours after asteroid injection. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of betamethasone?

What are the side effects of betamethasone?

Betamethazone: Bethamethsone is a potent steroid that can affect multiple organ systems from high blood pressure, to cataracts, to thinning of skin and many more side effects. ...Read more

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Which is better--dexamethasone or betamethasone?

Which is better--dexamethasone or betamethasone?

Neither.: There is no "better" or "worse" among topical corticosteroids. (i'm assuming you are talking about topicals, but Dexamethasone is also given orally.) both are mid-strength anti-inflammatory creams. Betamethasone is probably more popular in this country, but I don't know of any particular reason for that. ...Read more

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What is the use of medivin or betamethasone cream?

Betamethasone: Betamethasone is a steroid (cortisone)cream used for inflammatory skin conditions (rashes). It should not be used for very long due to risks of atrophy of the skin. ...Read more

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Can I use lotriderm (Betamethasone) to ease insect bites?

Can I use lotriderm (Betamethasone) to ease insect bites?

Maybe: That is a pretty potent steroid for inflammation related to insect bites. Hydrocortisone may be more appropriate as it is milder. Having said that, if there are large areas of redness and itchiness and no open or bleeding wounds, betamethasone wouldn't be harmful if used sparingly. Also 25 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help ease the reaction. ...Read more

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Got a Celestone (betamethasone) shot today for resp issues. Are there any normal side effects? Worrisome side effects?

Short term.: Celestone (betamethasone) is a corticosteroid that helps with inflammatory conditions. Given one time short term side affects can occur. Water retention, short change in emotional status from elation to paranoia, blood sugar elevation can happen.Insomnia to excess energy might occur. Again, these are all possibilities, but resolve within hours to a day. The benefits outweigh risks inshort term usage. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed betamethasone for my baby's lungs. Is it ok?

I am assuming...: ...That you mean that you are getting Betamethasone shots to help mature your baby's lungs before the baby is born. If that is the case, yes, that is the way it is done. ...Read more

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Ok to get betamethasone in pregnancy?

Ok to get betamethasone in pregnancy?

OK for preterm risks: Betamethasone is usually given in 2 doses 24 hours apart after 24 weeks of gestation to anyone who is at risk for preterm delivery. Common candidates are women with multiples, incompetent cervix, complete previa, or anyone who has a history of preterm delivery for whatever reason. It's well studied, effective, debate still about additional courses & timing. I give a rescue dose if ptl < 32 weeks. ...Read more

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How effective is betamethasone creams for phimosis?

How effective is betamethasone creams for phimosis?

Betamethasone: Betamethasone cream has be used very effectively for treatment of phimosis in children and adults. It is safe, easy to apply and cost effective. In most published protocols, it is used twice daily for up to 4 weeks. Used as instructed, it will cure or significantly improve the problem in over 70% of patients. ...Read more

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I have rash but celestone (betamethasone) not working?

? diagnosis: Steroids like celestone (betamethasone) can be useful however, it's important that the diagnosis is confirmed as this drug may not be the appropriate treatment. If not resolving go back to doctor who prescribed it or see a specialist (dermatologist). May need biopsy to confirm if not already done. ...Read more

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I'm 19, Can Betamethasone  cure phimosis? How much chances of success?

Phimosis Cure: Betamethasone has been used for many years to correct phimosis. Most of the world's data involve young children, so the data are not necessarily applicable to adults. My experience is that a scarred and rubbery foreskin rarely responds to any medication. Betamethasone may be used in other patients - pediatric success is >50%. I offer preputioplasty as an alternative in select patients. ...Read more

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I developed hives after contrast test. I've had them for four days now with no relief. How long should they last? I had 2cc of celestone (betamethasone) im yesterday.

Few days.: Hives can persist for several days after the trigger, which is annoying. The celestone should help - add a long-acting antihistamine such as allegra, (fexofenadine) which is now available otc. If they still won't go away, talk to your doctor, because something else may be triggering them. ...Read more

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What are lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) and clotrimazole used for?

What are lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) and clotrimazole used for?

To treat fungus.: Both are antifungals and are used to treat athlete's foot and other fungual and superficial infections. ...Read more

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