What are some other side effects of Betamil Injection?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
A combination of calcipotriol and Betamil ointment, used at bedtime for 7 days a week and for a period of 12 weeks at the nail folds, the nail plate, and the hyponychium resulted in a mean 72% Nail Psoriasis Severety Index (NAPSI) improvement mainly on hyperkeratosis and onycholysis. 79 Clobetasol 8% nail lacquer used in combination with tacalcitol ointment at bedtime on weekends and tacalcitol on weekdays under occlusion resulted in 78% decrease of NAPSI with excellent tolerability. 80 The efficacy of PDL plus topical tazarotene 0.1% gel once a month for 6 months versus tazarotene 0.1% gel alone in nail psoriasis was in favor the combination in a significantly superior manner. 81
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Betamil Topical Dosage
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Do not take by mouth. Topical medicine is for use only on the skin. Do not use on open wounds or on sunburned, windburned, dry, or irritated skin. Rinse with water if this medicine gets in your eyes or mouth.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.
Wash your hands before and after using this medicine, unless you are using the medicine to treat the skin on your hands.
Apply a small amount to the affected area and rub it gently into the skin. Do not apply Betamil topical over a large area of skin.
Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor tells you to. Covering treated areas can increase the amount of medicine absorbed through your skin and may cause harmful effects.
If you are treating the diaper area, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers.
Use Betamil topical regularly to get the most benefit. Stop using the medicine once your symptoms clear up.
Call your doctor if your skin condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks, or if it gets worse.
Do not use Diprolene for longer than 2 weeks in a row. Do not use Sernivo or Luxiq for longer than 4 weeks.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
The foam is flammable. Do not use near high heat or open flame. Do not smoke until the foam has completely dried on your skin.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
Long term use of high doses can lead to thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
Apply the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not apply two doses at one time.
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A glucocorticoid given orally, parenterally, by local injection, by inhalation, or applied topically in the management of various disorders in which corticosteroids are indicated. Its lack of mineralocorticoid properties makes Betamil particularly suitable for treating cerebral edema and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p724)
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Betamil?
Common side effects of Betamil 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.
Betamil is a corticosteroid that doctors use to treat skin conditions that cause inflammation and itchiness. People can use injectable or topical Betamil.
Betamil is available in different formulations, which range in potency from medium to super potent. Doctors will choose the most suitable Betamil 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 Betamil types, uses, and side effects.
Betamil 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 Betamil along with their doses in milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml) or percent.
How to store Betamil
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Betamil dipropionate?
Combining topical steroids with topical anthralin may increase psoriasis symptoms. Therefore, topical steroids should be discontinued 1 week before starting anthralins.
What Is Betamil Topical?
Betamil is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Betamil topical (for the skin) is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Betamil topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
You should not use Betamil topical if you are allergic to it.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- liver disease;
- diabetes; or
- any type of skin infection.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It may not be safe to breast-feed a baby while you are using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risks.
Do not use Betamil topical on a child without a doctor's advice. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medicine through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects.
Diprolene is not approved for use by anyone younger than 13 years old. Sernivo and Luxiq are not approved for anyone younger than 18 years old.