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Encyclopedia > Betamethasone

Betamethasone dipropionate is a corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive abilities, used especially where water retention is undesirable. It is applied as a topical cream or gel (Diprolene®) to treat itching (e.g. from eczema). Glucocorticoids are a class of steroid hormones characterised by an ability to bind with the cortisol receptor and trigger similar effects. ... Anti-inflammatory refers to the property of a substance that reduces inflammation. ... Immunosuppression is the medical suppression of the immune system. ... In medicine, a topical medication is applied to body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes such as the vagina, nasopharynx, or the eye. ... An itch (Latin: pruritus) is a sensation felt on an area of skin that makes a person or animal want to scratch it. ... // Typical, mild dermatitis Eczema is a form of dermatitis, a skin irritation characterized by red, flaky skin, sometimes with cracks or tiny blisters. ...


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FIRST PHARM - Product MICRO BETAMETHASONE INJECTION (629 words)
Betamethasone is metabolised mainly in the liver but also in the kidney, and is excreted in the urine.
Betamethasone Injection is indicated as substitution therapy in the treatment of adrenal insufficiency states in patients with a known or suspected adrenal insufficiency prior to surgery or if shock, severe trauma or other stress conditions occur.
Betamethasone is given, intravenously, intramuscularly, intra-articularly, intralesionally or by infusion in doses equivalent to 4mg to 20mg betamethasone.
betamethasone topical (1357 words)
Betamethasone topical is not approved for use by children younger than 12 years of age.
Betamethasone topical is used to treat inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.
If it is necessary to use betamethasone during pregnancy, the smallest amount possible should be applied, for the shortest time necessary to treat the condition, under the supervision of a doctor.
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