Information about Betamethasone Topical
Betamethasone topical uses
Betamethasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms.
How betamethasone topical works
Betamethasone Topical is a topical corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine). It works by reducing redness, itching, and swelling caused by various skin conditions.
Common side effects of betamethasone topical
Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis
Available Medicine for Betamethasone Topical
- ₹17 to ₹41Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹23Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹75Palsons Derma1 variant(s)
- ₹10 to ₹12Micro Labs Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹17Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹11Merck Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹13Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹81 to ₹100Fulford India Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹11 to ₹18Alive Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹35Adips Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
Frequently asked questions for Betamethasone Topical
Q. Is betamethasone cream available as over the counter (OTC) product?
Betamethasone cream is not available as OTC product
Q. Does betamethasone topical lighten skin/ bleach skin?
Betamethasone topical may cause skin pigmentation in few patients. It may lighten or darken the skin color. Do not use betamethasone without doctor's advice
Q. Is betamethasone valerate used for acne/ ringworm?
No. Betamethasone valerate can be used in conditions like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet
Q. Does betnesol work in retention edema?
No. Betnesol (i.e. betamethasone) cannot be used in retention edema. On the contrary, it causes the fluid and salt retention thereby adding to the edema problem
Q. Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.