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Drug Guide    B   Betamethasone Dipropionate

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   Betamethasone Dipropionate

Betamethasone Dipropionate
(topical) (cream, Gel/jelly, Lotion)


Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. This medicine is a corticosteroid.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Alphatrex


 
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Betamethasone Dipropionate
Alphatrex
Uses
Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. This medicine is a corticosteroid.

Storage
  • Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
  • Store the aerosol foam or aerosol spray away from heat or fire. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Cream, Gel/Jelly, Lotion, Ointment, Spray, Foam. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to apply and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or apply it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is for use on the skin only.
  • Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Do not use on areas of the skin that have cuts or scrapes. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine. To use the cream, gel, lotion, or ointment: Apply a thin layer to the affected area.
  • Rub it in gently.
  • Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless your doctor has told you to. To use the aerosol foam, turn the can upside down and squirt a small amount onto a small plate or other cool surface.
  • Then pick up small amounts of the foam and massage it into your scalp.
  • Do not squirt the foam onto your hands because it will melt if you hold it too long. To use the aerosol spray, shake the can just before using.
  • Hold the can 3 to 6 inches from the skin and spray for about 2 seconds.
  • Do not inhale the aerosol spray or use it near heat, open flame, or while smoking.
  • Do not puncture, break, or burn the aerosol can. Do not cover the treated skin area with a bandage unless your doctor has told you to.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Severe skin irritation that was not there before using this medicine Signs of skin infection such as redness or swelling

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to betamethasone or other steroid medicines such as hydrocortisone or triamcinolone.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, apply it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have tuberculosis, diabetes, or a skin infection.

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User Medicine Opinions for Betamethasone Dipropionate
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 14
Time Taken: 1 1/2 years

Reason: i have Eczema Date: 29 June 2011
Side Effects
A slight itching after i apllied it but went away very shortly after

Additional Thoughts
whem my eczema was at its worst the Betamethasone Dipropionate help it clear in 2-3 days. 3-5 days if i itched at it.

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