Active Ingredient(s): Betamethasone
FDA Approved: * September 2, 1967
Pharm Company: * SCHERING
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Valisone Overview

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. It is on the World Health Organizat...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Cream: 0.01%, 0.025%, 0.03%, 0.05%, 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.20%
  • Cream, Augmented: 0.05%
  • Disc: 0.1%
  • Foam: 0.12%
  • Gel: 0.025%, 0.03%, 0.05%
  • Gel, Augmented: 0.05%
  • Injection: 3mg/ml, 4mg/ml, 6mg/ml
  • Lotion: 0.025%, 0.03%, 0.05%, 0.1%
  • Lotion, Augmented: 0.05%
  • Ointment: 0.025%, 0.03%, 0.05%, 0.1%
  • Ointment, Augmented: 0.05%
  • Syrup: 0.6mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 0.6mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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