Betamethasone

*** PLEASE NOTE***
The information and instructions on the following pages should not replace those given to you by your doctor.


Betamethasone is a corticosteroid which is used to treat local inflammations of the skin.

Do not use when

  • Your child has a known allergy to one of the ingredients
  • You are in your third trimester
  • Your child is suffering from herpes, chicken pox, antibacterial infections, fungal infections
  • To treat acne or rosacea
  • Your child is under the age of one and suffering from dermatitis
  • Your child is suffering from dermatitis around the rectum or genitalia

Consult your doctor when

  • Your child is taking other medication
  • Your child has known allergies to food and/or drugs
  • Your child has suffered or is suffering from immune system problems, diabetes, liver, kidney, or urinary tract dysfunction

Storing the Medication
Keep the medication in a cool, dark place (do not freeze) and out of reach of children. Do not use past the expiration date.

Administering the Medication
Administer the medication as instructed by your physician. Rub a small amount of cream into the skin of the infected area, once or twice a day. Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, keep the infected area airy – do not cover with solid seal.

Children under the age of four should not be treated with the cream for longer than 3 weeks.

Wash your hands after treatment. Avoid contact with eyes. If there is no improvement after week, please consult your physician. Do not swallow – for external use only.

What should I do if I forget to put on the cream on time?
Put it on as soon as you remember. If the next dose is soon – skip the forgotten dose. Do not give two doses at once.

When can I end treatment?
Finish the round as instructed by your physician. Do not end treatment early without consulting your doctor.

Side Effects
There are possible side effects which include redness or rashes. These go away on their own, but if they get worse – stop treatment and see your doctor.

Call your doctor when

  • Your child's condition worsens
  • Your child has an allergic reaction
  • Your child experiences side effects such as internal eye pressure, difficulty breathing, wheezing, rashes, swelling

If your child will be using the cream for a prolonged period of time, please inform your doctor if your child has suffered from glaucoma, cataracts or kidney disease. Prolonged use on the face is not recommended. Do not use on open or infected cuts. Children and teenagers need to be closely monitored.