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Betamethasone

Also known as Celestone

Betamethasone is a potent glucocorticoid steroid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Unlike other drugs with these effects, betamethasone does not cause water retention. It is applied as a topical cream, ointment, foam, lotion or gel to treat itching. Betamethasone sodium phosphate is sometimes prescribed as an intramuscular injection (I.M) for itching from various ailments, including allergic reactions to poison ivy and similar plants.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $31.32 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed betamethasone to treat pick disease, rabies, west nile virus, and blastomycosis.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take betamethasone if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking betamethasone most commonly experience side effects like pain, pain in eye, and cataract.

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