Betamethasone is a steroid containing medicine used for the treatment of severe inflammation caused by diseases such as allergies, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. It may be essential for certain types of cancer (e.g., leukemia). Topical application is used in the treatment of itching in skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, allergies, etc....
Q: What should I discuss with my physician before taking Betamethasone?
A: Inform the doctor about your detailed medical, surgical and allergy history and all your ongoing medications. Inform your physician if you have any of the following conditions:
Any skin infections
Liver or kidney disease
High blood pressure
Q: When and how to consume the medicine?
Topical medicine is available in the form of gel, lotion, ointment, solution, spray, foam, cream formulations
One should apply a small quantity to affected areas twice a day. Be careful that the medicine should not enter the eyes, mouth etc.
Do not cover the applied area, unless advised by the doctor
It can also be tablets, capsules or an injection. Take as prescribed by a healthcare professional