Therapeutic Group: Skin
Each gram ointment contains Betamethasone Valerate BP equivalent to 1 mg of Betamethasone.
Betamethasone valerate is a potent topical corticosteroid. Topical corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive actions when administered topically.
Indicated in atopic, infantile & discoid eczema; prurigo nodularis; Psoriasis (excluding widespread plague psoriasis); lichen simplex or planus; contact sensitivity reactions; seborrhoeic dermatitis; discoid lupus erythematosus & adjunct to systemic steroid therapy in generalized erythroderma.
Dosage & Administration
Apply sparingly to the affected area 2 to 3 times daily until an improvement occurs.
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Burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrychosis acneiform eruptions, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae and miliariamay be reported.
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Avoid long-term therapy particularly in infant & children; the treated area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped as to be occlusive unless directed by the physician. Avoid contact with eyes.
Use in Pregnancy & Lactation
There are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women on teratogenic effects from topically applied corticosteroids and should not be used extensively for a prolonged period. Caution should be excercised when topical corticosteroids are administered in nursing women.
Protect from light. Do not freeze. Store between 15 °C and 30 °C.
Each tube contains 15 gm ointment.
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|Elimination half-life||36-54 hours|
|Excretion||Kidney (in urine)|
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