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betamethasone

 [ba″tah-meth´ah-sōn]
a synthetic glucocorticoid, the most active of the steroid antiinflammatory agents; used topically as the benzoate, dipropionate, or valerate salts as an antiinflammatory, topically or rectally as the sodium phosphate salt as an antiinflammatory, and systemically as the base or the combination of sodium phosphate and acetate salts as an antiinflammatory, as a replacement for adrenal insufficiency, and as an immunosuppressant.

betamethasone

/be·ta·meth·a·sone/ (ba″tah-meth´ah-sōn) a synthetic glucocorticoid, the most active of the antiinflammatory steroids; used topically as the benzoate, dipropionate, or valerate salts as an antiinflammatory, topically or rectally as the sodium phosphate salt as an antiinflammatory, and systemically as the base or the combination of sodium phosphate and acetate salts as an antiinflammatory, as a replacement for adrenal insufficiency, and as an immunosuppressant.

betamethasone

(bā′tə-mĕth′ə-sōn′, bē′-)
n.
A synthetic glucocorticoid, C22H29FO5, that occurs as a white crystalline powder and is used as a topical anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of dermatological conditions.

betamethasone

a glucocorticoid.
indication It is prescribed for topical corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses and injected directly into lesions (bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.) to help control pain and inflammation.
contraindications Systemic fungal infections, dermatological viral and fungal infections, impaired circulation, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions associated with prolonged use of the drug are GI, endocrine, neurological, and fluid and electrolyte disturbances.

betamethasone

A corticosteroid drug used directly on the skin to treat ECZEMA and PSORIASIS, by inhalation to treat ASTHMA, by mouth for more severe allergic conditions and by injection to reduce brain swelling in head injuries, tumour and infections. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Betnelan, Betnesol, Betnovate, Bettamousse and Vista-Methasone.

betamethasone

semisynthetic glucocorticoid with anti-inflammatory and toxic effects, similar to cortisol; more potent than prednisolone

betamethasone (valerate, betamethasone benzoate, betamethasone dipropionate) (bā´təmeth´əsōn),

n brand names: Uticort, Beben, and others;
drug class: topical corticosteroid;
action: interacts with steroid cytoplasmic receptors to induce antiinflammatory effects; possesses antipruritic, antiinflammatory actions;
uses: treatment of psoriasis, eczema, contact dermatitis, pruritus, and oral ulcerative inflammatory lesions.

betamethasone

a long-acting synthetic glucocorticoid, used as an anti-inflammatory.
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