Betamethasone ointment

Betamethasone - a drug, hormone, adrenal cortex. It has strong anti-inflammatory effect.

Pharmacological action

It refers to a group of synthetic corticosteroids (adrenal hormones). The drug has anti-inflammatory effect. The soluble form Betamethasone promotes rapid absorption of the active drug substance. As a result, there is virtually instantaneous intense action, although rather short.

Product form

Betamethasone is produced in the form of tablets, which contain 0, 0005 g of betamethasone.

A solution for injection is produced in 1 ml ampoules (0 0053 g betametazonadinatriya phosphate).

Betamethasone ointment containing 0, 64 mg of betamethasone dipropionate.


According to the instructions, Betamethasone is used in these cases:

- Diseases that are characterized by vascular lesions and connective tissue (collagen): rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, dermatomyositis;

- Allergic diseases: asthma, allergic rhinitis, angioedema, allergic to medications, complications of blood transfusion;

- Diseases of the skin with the presence of an allergy: atopic and contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, allergic eczema, exfoliative dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, urticaria;

- Inflammatory diseases of the eye: uveitis, chorioretinitis, sympathetic iridocyclitis, central retinitis, herpes zoster eye, optic neuritis, optic neuritis;

- Tumor disease of lymph nodes;

- Soft tissue disorders: bursitis, synovitis, tenosynovitis;

- Diseases of the hematopoietic system: idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and allergic;

- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia;

- Acute gouty arthritis;

- Pemphigus;

- Ulcerative colitis;

- Nephrotic syndrome;

- Emphysema;

- Pulmonary fibrosis;

- Nasal polyps;

- Bell's palsy.

Instructions for use and dose of Betamethasone

 Betamethasone injection

Betamethasone administered depending on the severity of the disease and individual patient needs. The dose depends on the type of disease and is divided into primary and supportive. The starting dose is applied once, and after improving Betamethasone prescribed maintenance dose.

Rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic diseases: the initial dose is 1-2, 5 mg supporting - 0, 5-1, 5 mg;

Acute rheumatic fever: the initial dose is 6-8 mg supporting diversion;

Systemic lupus erythematosus: the initial dose is 4, 0-5, 0 mg supporting diversion;

Asthma: the initial dose is 3, 5-4, 5 mg supporting diversion;

Chronic asthma: the initial dose is 3, 5 mg, supports 0, 5-2, 5 mg;

Allergy to pollen: initial dose of 1, 5-2, 5 mg supporting diversion;

Inflammatory eye disease: the initial dose is 2, 5-4, 5 mg supporting diversion;

Emphysema and fibrosis: the initial dose is 2, 0-3, 5 mg, supporting 1, 0-2, 5 mg;

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: an initial dose of 1, 0-1, 5 mg supporting diversion;

Bureyt: initial dose of 1, 0-2, 5 mg, supporting the destination.

The daily dose is best taken in the morning (coincidence with the biological rhythm of hormone secretion).

Betamethasone Ointment (betamethasone dipropionate) is used for topical application.

Apply a thin layer to the skin 2 times a day to achieve the best possible clinical effect of the imposition of occlusive dressings.

The course of treatment Betamethasone ointment (betamethasone dipropionate) is carried out for 1-2 weeks, at least 3 or more weeks.

side effects

According to the instructions, Betamethasone has such side effects:

  • increased blood pressure;
  • osteoporosis;
  • weight gain;
  • gastrointestinal ulcers;
  • swelling;
  • exacerbation of chronic infections;
  • increase in blood sugar levels;
  • menstrual disorders;
  • inhibition of the function of the adrenal cortex;
  • excitement;
  • insomnia.


The instructions to betamethasone listed are contraindications:

- Severe hypertension;

- Tuberculosis in an active form;

- Circulatory insufficiency (grade 3);

- Gastric and duodenal ulcers;

- diabetes;

- Syphilis;

- Mental illness;

- Osteoporosis;

- Glaucoma;

- Pregnancy;

- Systemic fungal infections.