Allergic and inflammatory disorders — congenital adrenal hyperplasia 0.5-5 mg/day.
Allergic and inflammatory disorders — betamethasone Na phosphate and betamethasone acetate. Initial: 0.25-9 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses.
Allergic and inflammatory conditions of the eye — 0.1% soln: as Na phosphate: instill 1-2 hrly until symptoms are controlled; 0.1% oint: as Na phosphate: apply 2-4 times/day or at night w/ the eye drops
Topical skin disorders — dipropionate (0.05%) or valerate (0.025 or 0.1%): apply as directed.
Adverse drug reactions
: sodium and fluid retention, potassium and calcium depletion. Muscle wasting, weakness, osteoporosis. GI disturbances and bleeding. Increased appetite and delayed wound healing. Hirsutism, bruising, striae, acne. Raised intracranial pressure, headache, depression, psychosis, menstrual irregularities. Hyperglycemia.
CIMS Drug Information System. Internet. Accessed on January 10, 2016.