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  • Betamethasone is used for the treatment of the following conditions:
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ataxia telangiectasia
  • Phimosis
  • Inflammatory diseases of skin.


  • Bethamethasone is contraindicated in people who are allergic to it.
  • Do not use betamethasone if you are suffering from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a systemic fungal infection, viral infection, active and untreated tuberculosis, and high cholesterol.

Side effects

  • Some people may experience:
  • Skin atrophy
  • Burning and irritation
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Acne
  • Adrenal suppression
  • Cataracts
  • Weight gain
  • Thin fragile skin
  • Small white or red bumps on the skin
  • Swelling, dryness, and redness of skin
  • Decreased resistance to infection
  • Depression.

Expert Advice

Disocontinue if irritation or burning occur.

Keep this medicine at room temperature. 

Avoid this medicine if you are allergic to it's ingredients. 

Take this medicine at regular intervals as prescribed by your doctor. 


How long does it take for this medication to work?

Improvement can be usually noticed within 3 to 4 days.

Are there any major side effects of this medication?

No, there are no major side effects.

Can this medication be used for yeast infection?

Creams containing betamethasone in combination with Clotrimazole may be used to treat yeast infections.

Does this medication make you sleepy?

No, this medication does not make you drowsy.

Can I use this medication if I am pregnant?

The effect of this medication is undetermined in pregnant females, therefore; be cautious. Consult your healthcare provider.

Can I use this medication to treat viral and fungal infections?

No, this medication does not treat viral and fungal infections.

Medicines containing betamethasone

Betnesol 0.5mg

By GlaxoSmithKline

Pack size: 100


Betnesol Eye Ointment 5gm

By GlaxoSmithKline


Betarex 0.10%

By Rex

Pack size: 7.5ml


Betatek 0.10%

By Innvotek

Pack size: 7.5ml


Betnesol 0.10%

By GlaxoSmithKline

Pack size: 7.5ml


Orbetam 0.10%

By Zafa

Pack size: 10ml


Betarex 0.10%

By Rex

Pack size: 5gm


Betacin-N 15gm

By Geofman

Pack size: 1


Betaderm-NM 10gm

By Atco

Pack size: 10gm