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Is there an allergy pill that is similar to a celestone (betamethasone) injection?

Is there an allergy pill that is similar to a celestone (betamethasone) injection?

Not really: Celestone is a steroid, and while you can always take steroid pills, antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec would be a safer choice for allergies. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is there an allergy pill that is similar to a celestone (betamethasone) allergy shot?

Not really: Celestone (betamethasone) is a steroid and is not an allergy shot. Injectable steroids in the past have been called "allergy shots" but this is not correct and repeated dosing with steroid shots for allergy symptoms should not be done. ...Read more

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I want to stop mediven betamethasone cream but if I do I get very itchy & rashes which later turns dark like dead skin. I used it before for allergy?

I want to stop mediven betamethasone cream but if I do I get very itchy & rashes which later turns dark like dead skin. I used it before for allergy?

See dermatologist: The betamethasone cream only reduces the inflammation and does nothing on the cause for your rash. Thus the rash will return within days after you stop using the cream. You need to consult a dermatologist to try to find out the cause. ...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'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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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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What is clotrimazole and betamethasone cream used for?

Way too many things: This is a sore point among dermatologists. Clotrimazole is an antifungal, Betamethasone is an anti-inflammatory; so the combination cream is used by many docs who are too lazy to figure out whether a rash is an eczema or a ringworm. Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well on either one, for most people. ...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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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 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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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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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

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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Celestone (Definition)

Celestone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more