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

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

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) 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

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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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I am using 0.1% betamethasone for 4 months, I just know that I am pregnant in the first month, does the drug have any adverse effect on the fetus?

Probably OK: It's hard to prove any medicine is 100% safe in pregnancy. If it's not essential you could stop it for 1st trimester. However, little of the topical steroid will reach the fetus and many women have used it, not realizing they were pregnant. There does not seem to be any pattern of adverse effects on the fetus. ...Read more

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Can I take GLUTATHIONE skin whitening pills with other medicines? I am using betamethasone & methoxsalen.

Can I take GLUTATHIONE skin whitening pills with other medicines? I am using betamethasone & methoxsalen.

Glutathione: Steroids are used for skin whitening, but if you are already taking betamethasone and methoxsalen, continued use of both should not be prolonged, and starting another steroid like glutathione can be harmful. Consult your healthcare provider for advice. ...Read more

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If an athlete took betamethasone as a doping drug, would one of the unexpected side effects be depletion of vitamin d?

Betamethasone: Is a synthetic adrenal steroid. It would not be a useful doping agent and could potentially have serious side effects particularly on your already compromised back. Don't even think about it. Vitamin d would be the least of your problems. ...Read more

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Betamethasone dipropionate Augmented 0.05% cream I am taking a drug test for a government job which I cannot test for steroids how long will this last?

Betamethasone dipropionate Augmented 0.05% cream I am taking a drug test for a government job which I cannot test for steroids how long will this last?

Don't worry: The topical steroid cream that you are using is a "catabolic" steroid, legal and not part of a job application drug screen. The drug screen would look for "anabolic" steroids which are what body builders use to get very large muscles. The drug screen will not come back positive for steroid use if you are using "catabolic" steroids. ...Read more

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I have red marks on my neck (i assume a fungal infection?), what medicine do you recommend? My doctor prescribed me clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate and it is barely working (almost done with a 15 gram tube). Do you recommend different medicat

I have red marks on my neck (i assume a fungal infection?), what medicine do you recommend? My doctor prescribed me clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate and it is barely working (almost done with a 15 gram tube). Do you recommend different medicat

Without: Without being able to examine you, it's difficult to say what could be causing your rash. Fungal infections can be tricky and can take weeks to go away. That being said, if it has been weeks and you see no improvement with your current treatment (which should be effective for most skin fungal infections) you should call your doctor. They may want to take another look at it, possibly take a culture and depending on what they see, either keep you on the same treatment or change to a different medication. If your doctor is unable to figure out what it is, they may recommend a dermatologist (skin specialist) who may be able to help. ...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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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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It's okay to use celestone-m cream for acne right?

It's okay to use celestone-m cream for acne right?

Terrible idea: Betamethasone will interfere with your body's ability to fight the bacteria that cause acne. The pimples may regress as the bacteria overgrow, but they will have won and your disease will get worse. You are asking for a secondary infection, and if you keep doing this, the skin on your face will atrophy. Benzoyl peroxide and your physician are your two best friends. ...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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Where can buy diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate)?

Prescription: Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is available only by prescription in the us. ...Read more

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How to use betamethasone for phimosis and does it have any side effects?

Usually: It is usually applied twice a day to the affected area. It can thin the skin if used for too long period. Usually longer than one week. ...Read more

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I have accidently been using betamethasone dipropotionate for acne what to do now?

I have accidently been using betamethasone dipropotionate for acne what to do now?

Acne medication: Stop the betamethasone (steroid cream)- this can increase acne. Instead use products containing benzoyl peroxide (5-10%) and adapalene. Use benzoyl peroxide in am, adapalene at night. Apply medication to acne lesions only. Use a mild cleanser to wash face before applying medication. Use water based moisturizer for skin after applying medication. ...Read more

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I have phimosis and I have been given betamethasone. Is the cream or ointment better?

Equal: Results with these medications seem equal. There are no clinical studies showing superiority of one over the other. ...Read more

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Does betamethasone has reaction coz im having numbness in my body Concern it won't affect my fetal?

It will: Betamethasone is a strong steroid which is used in pregancy to help with lung maturation in a fetus that may have to be delivered early. There have been studies showing that it also protects the brain of premature babies. It is intended to affect your baby in a good way. Many things could be associated with your numbness. Be sure to tell your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What would happen if 9mg of betamethasone were injected by accident into a person who does hours of high intensity cardiac exercise/day?

Nothing: It depends on where it was injected. Likely, it would have absolutely no adverse effects. It is sometimes injected into joints to relieve pain. ...Read more

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I received 6 years of celestone injections (5-11 years of age). Now I am 58 with chronic vetebral compression fractures. Could there be a connection?

Corticosteroids: Betamethasone is a steroid drug with anti-inflammatory effects. Chronic use of these drugs is sometimes necessary to treat serious medical problems but the potential side effects are well-known and do include loss of bone density. ...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

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. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Valisone (Definition)

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