Getting the most from your treatment
- If you are using a moisturiser along with this preparation, apply the moisturiser first. Then wait 10-15 minutes before applying Betafoam. This allows time for the moisturiser to be absorbed before the topical corticosteroid is applied. Your skin should be moist but not slippery when you apply Betafoam.
- Do not use Betafoam on your face unless a skin specialist doctor has said you should. If you have been told to use it on your face, be careful not to get any preparation near your eyes and do not use it for longer periods of time than you have been advised.
- Unless advised to do so by your doctor, do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects.
- Continue to use Betafoam until the flare-up has gone and then stop it. A course of treatment for 7-14 days is often sufficient. If your symptoms have not improved after this time (or if they get worse), speak again with your doctor for further advice. Topical corticosteroids like Betafoam should not be used for long periods of time or on large areas of the body.
- After you finish using Betafoam, continue to use your moisturiser every day. This will help to prevent a further flare-up. Your doctor may also prescribe a less potent steroid cream for you to use when needed.
- If you are using a preparation of Betafoam containing clioquinol, be careful not to let the preparation come into contact with your clothing, as it may stain.
Before using Betafoam
To make sure this is the right treatment for you, before you start using Betafoam it is important that your doctor knows:
- If you have any areas of infected skin.
- If you have rosacea or acne.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a skin preparation.
Betafoam is a corticosteroid that doctors use to treat skin conditions that cause inflammation and itchiness. People can use injectable or topical Betafoam.
Betafoam is available in different formulations, which range in potency from medium to super potent. Doctors will choose the most suitable Betafoam product for a person depending on their skin condition and the area of the body that it is affecting.
Keep reading to learn more about Betafoam types, uses, and side effects.
Betafoam is a type of steroid called a corticosteroid. It is available in two different forms: injectable and topical.
The following table lists the different forms of Betafoam along with their doses in milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml) or percent.
More common side effects
The more common side effects that can occur with Betafoam include:
- Increased blood sugar level. Symptoms may include:
- more frequent urges to urinate
- feeling sleepy, thirsty, and hungry
- Trembling, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, and fast heartbeat
- Low potassium level, which can cause muscle pain and cramps
- stretch marks
- slow healing
- hair growth
If you suspect an overdose, you should contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
You can get in touch with a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.
How to take Betafoam
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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Betafoam?
Common side effects of Betafoam include:
- abdominal bloating
- abdominal fat deposits
- abnormal hair growth
- adrenal suppression
- blot clots
- blurred vision
- break in the stomach lining
- brittle bones/fractures
- bulging of the eyes
- calcium deposits in the skin
- cardiac arrest
- celldeath of bone components
- changes in the skin layers (cutaneous and subcutaneousatrophy)
- circulatory collapse
- congestive heart failure
- contact allergy
- convulsions (seizures)
- Cushingoid state
- darkening of the skin
- decreased carbohydratetolerance
- decreased glucose tolerance
- decreased resistance to infection
- delayed wound healing
- diabetes mellitus
- difficulty falling asleep
- discoloring of the skin
- dry scaly skin
- elevation of serumliverenzyme levels
- emotional instability
- enlarged heart
- enlarged liver
- excess spinal fluid within the skull (on withdrawal)
- fast heart rate
- fat embolism
- feeling unwell (malaise)
- fluid in the lungs
- fluid retention
- fluid/electrolyte disturbances
- heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- high blood pressure (hypertension)
- increased appetite
- increased pressure in the eye
- increased requirements for insulin
- increased sweating
- increased/decreased sperm count
- inflammation of a veins/blood vessels
- inflammation of nerves
- inflammation of the membrane covering the brain
- intense excitement
- irregular heart beats
- jointpain and loss of sensation in foot and ankle
- loss of muscle mass
- loss of skin color
- low blood potassium with increased pH
- male pattern hair growth in women
- mood swings
- moon face or round appearance due to fat deposits
- muscle disease
- muscle weakness
- numbness and tingling
- oral hypoglycemic adrenocortical and pituitary unresponsiveness
- partial paralysis/paralysis of the legs
- perforation of the intestine
- personality changes
- post-injection flare (heat, redness, swelling, and pain)
- potassium loss
- psychotic disorders
- round spots on the skin
- sensory disturbances
- severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction)
- skin dryness (topical)
- skin redness (topical)
- skin swelling
- slow heart rate
- sodium retention
- spinning sensation (vertigo)
- sugar in the urine
- suppressed reactions to skin tests
- suppression of growth in children
- thin fragile skin
- thinning scalp hair
- ulcerative esophagitis
- vertebral compression fracture
- weight gain
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
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Betafoam injectable suspension is an injected drug. It’s given by a healthcare provider in a clinical setting. You won’t administer this drug yourself.
Betafoam injectable suspension is available as the brand-name drug Celestone Soluspan. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.
Betafoam is also available in topical forms, including a cream, gel, lotion, ointment, spray, and foam.