What is this medication?
Betamethasone (topical), Betaderm/Diprolene/Luxiq/Sernivo
Betamethasone/Betaderm/Diprolene/Luxiq/Sernivo is indicated for various corticosteroid responsive dermatoses, plaque psoriasis, eczema
How does this medication work?
Betamethasone/Betaderm/Diprolene/Luxiq/Sernivo may reduce the formation, release, and activity of inflammatory mediators such as kinins, histamine and prostaglandins. Reduces cell migration to the affected area and reverses the dilation and blood vessel permeability result in decreased access of cells to the site. It has anti-inflammatory, vasoconstrictive, and antipruritic properties. Betamethasone has intermediate to high potency depending on the dosage form (dipropionate is very high; valerate is intermediate).
How should I take this medication?
Apply to affected area(s) one to three times daily depending on condition and formulation
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting use of Betamethasone/Betaderm/Diprolene/Luxiq/Sernivo make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light, heat, and moisture. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Burning, stinging, and itching of application site (uncommon and generally mild reactions)
Note this is not a complete list of side effects.
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