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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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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 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

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. Michael Gabor
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Celestone (Definition)

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