Betamethasone Valerate Side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Betamethasone Valerate?

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dry skin; mild, temporary stinging when applied.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); acne-like rash; burning, cracking, irritation, or peeling not present before you began using Betamethasone Valerate foam; excessive hair growth; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; muscle weakness; thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the.

Side effects of Betamethasone Valerate in details

A side effect of any drug can be defined as the unwanted or undesired effect produced by the drug. The side effect can be major or in few medications minor that can be ignored. Side effects not only vary from drug to drug, but it also depends on the dose of the drug, the individual sensitivity of the person, brand or company which manufactures it. If side effects overweigh the actual effect of the medicine, it may be difficult to convince the patient to take the drug. Few patients get specific side effects to specific drugs; in that case, a doctor replaces the drug with another. If you feel any side effect and it troubles you, do not forget to share with your healthcare practitioner.
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The most frequent adverse event was burning/itching/ stinging at the application site; the incidence and severity of this event were as follows:

Incidence and severity of burning/itching/stinging

Product

Total incidence

Maximum severity

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Betamethasone Valerate Foam, 0.12%

n=63

34 (54%)

28 (44%)

5 (8%)

1 (2%)

Betamethasone Valerate

Valerate Lotion

n=63

33 (52%)

26 (41%)

6 (10%)

1 (2%)

Placebo Foam

n=32

24 (75%)

13 (41%)

7 (22%)

4 (12%)

Placebo Lotion

n=30

20 (67%)

12 (40%)

5 (17%)

3 (10%)

Other adverse events which were considered to be possibly, probably, or definitely related to Betamethasone Valerate Foam, 0.12% occurred in one patient each; these were paresthesia, pruritus, acne, alopecia, and conjunctivitis.

The following additional local adverse reactions have been reported with topical corticosteroids, and they may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximately decreasing order of occurrence: irritation, dryness, folliculitis, acneiform eruptions hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria.

Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing’s syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria in some patients.

What is the most important information I should know about Betamethasone Valerate?

Betamethasone Valerate contraindications

Contraindication can be described as a special circumstance or a disease or a condition wherein you are not supposed to use the drug or undergo particular treatment as it can harm the patient; at times, it can be dangerous and life threatening as well. When a procedure should not be combined with other procedure or when a medicine cannot be taken with another medicine, it is called Relative contraindication. Contraindications should be taken seriously as they are based on the relative clinical experience of health care providers or from proven research findings.
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Hypersensitivity to Betamethasone Valerate or to any of the ingredients of Betamethasone Valerate Cream/Betamethasone Valerate RD Cream/Betamethasone Valerate Scalp Application.

Betamethasone Valerate is contraindicated in dermatoses in infants <1 year, including dermatitis.

Betamethasone Valerate Cream/Betamethasone Valerate RD Cream: Rosacea; acne vulgaris; perioral dermatitis; perianal and genital pruritus; pruritus without inflammation; primary cutaneous viral infections (eg, herpes simplex, chickenpox).

The use of Betamethasone Valerate Cream/Betamethasone Valerate RD Cream is not indicated in the treatment of primarily infected skin lesions caused by infection with fungi or bacteria.

Betamethasone Valerate Scalp Application: Infections of the scalp.

References

  1. DailyMed. "BETAMETHASONE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. European Chemicals Agency - ECHA. "Betamethasone: The information provided here is aggregated from the "Notified classification and labelling" from ECHA's C&L Inventory. ". https://echa.europa.eu/information-o... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. HSDB. "BETAMETHASONE". https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/s... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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