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Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream 0.05%
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Drug Name:

Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream 0.05% Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Betamethasone (as dipropionate) 0.05%; crm.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream 0.05%:

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Adults and Children:

Apply thin film to affected area(s) 1–2 times daily. Do not occlude.

Warnings/Precautions:

Treat infection if present; discontinue if infection persists or worsens. Do not use near eyes, or on diaper dermatitis or pre-existing skin atrophy. Avoid abrupt cessation in chronic use. Systemic absorption increased by broken or inflamed skin, prolonged use, application to large surface area, or use of occlusive dressings. Discontinue or reduce dose or potency if HPA axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, glucosuria, or irritation occurs. Use lowest effective dose and potency (esp. in children). Do not use continuously or for prophylaxis. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Adverse Reactions:

Burning, stinging, pruritus, erythema, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria, secondary infections, hypopigmentation, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, dermal cracking and fissuring, telangiectasia, contact dermatitis, other local effects, immunosuppression, masks infections, HPA axis suppression (esp. in children).

How Supplied:

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