Betaderm Ointment (Betamethasone Valerate) Medication

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Drug Description


Betaderm Ointment is indicated for the treatment of various corticosteroid-responsive skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, allergic reactions, and skin rashes. 

Betaderm Ointment is a medium-strength corticosteroid. While its precise anti-inflammatory mechanism remains unclear, it is thought to alleviate swelling, itching, and redness associated with the said conditions. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Betaderm Ointment and with every prescription refill, carefully review the accompanying medication guide and patient information leaflet. If you have any inquiries or concerns, consult your doctor or pharmacist. 

Betaderm Ointment is intended solely for topical application. Refrain from applying it to the face, groin, or underarms unless specifically advised by your doctor. 

Typically, this ointment is applied to the affected skin area one to three times daily, depending on the severity of the condition. 

For proper Betaderm Ointment application: 

  1. Wash and dry your hands before applying the ointment. 
  2. Ensure the affected area is clean and dry. 
  3. Apply a thin layer of Betaderm Ointment to the affected area, gently massaging it in as per your doctor’s instructions. 
  4. After application, wash your hands unless you are using the ointment to treat your hands. 

Take care to prevent this ointment from coming into contact with your eyes when applying it near them, as doing so may exacerbate or trigger glaucoma. 

Furthermore, avoid administering this ointment in the nose or mouth. If you accidentally apply it in these regions, wash them thoroughly with a generous amount of water. 

Unless specifically instructed by your healthcare provider, refrain from bandaging, covering, or wrapping the treated area.  

Occlusive dressings may be employed for psoriasis or stubborn conditions; however, if an infection arises, cease using occlusive dressings and seek appropriate antimicrobial treatment. 

Adhere to the prescribed usage of Betaderm Ointment for your specific condition; refrain from exceeding the recommended frequency or duration of application. 

Promptly notify your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after two weeks.  

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential adverse effects of Betaderm Ointment. Notify your doctor promptly should any of these symptoms last or worsen. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Itching, redness, burning, stinging, or blistering of the treated skin 
  • Skin bruising or a shiny appearance 
  • Redness or crusting around hair follicles 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Pronounced skin irritation at the application site 
  • Indications of a skin infection such as swelling, redness, warmth, or oozing 

Stop using Betaderm Ointment and contact your doctor immediately if you exhibit any of the side effects listed above. 

Topical steroids such as Betaderm Ointment can be absorbed by the skin, leading to systemic steroid side effects. Discontinue Betaderm Ointment use and consult your doctor if you experience any of the following: 

  • Blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights 
  • Delayed wound healing, skin thinning, or increased body hair 
  • Elevated thirst, frequent urination, dry mouth, or a fruity breath odor 
  • Weight gain, facial puffiness 
  • Muscle weakness, fatigue, feelings of depression, anxiety, or irritability 

Allergic Reactions 

In rare cases, Betaderm Ointment may trigger a severe allergic response. Get immediate medical help if any signs of an allergic reaction manifest, such as: 

  • Hives 
  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat 

This list does not cover all side effects of Betaderm Ointment. Tell your doctor if other side effects occur while using this ointment. 


Before starting treatment with Betaderm Ointment, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to betamethasone and to other corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone). 

Consult your pharmacist for additional information about this ointment, as it may contain inactive components that have the potential to trigger allergic reactions or other issues.  

To ensure Betaderm Ointment is safe for you, disclose to your doctor your medical background, especially if you have a history of impaired blood circulation, diabetes, or immune system disorders. 

Betaderm Ointment is generally unaffected by concurrent use of other drugs. However, informing all healthcare providers about any medications, prescribed and over the counter, as well as vitamins and herbal products that you are currently using, is recommended. 

Corticosteroids such as Betaderm Ointment can impact children’s growth. Inform your doctor if your child’s growth rate appears to be abnormal during the course of this medication. 

Inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, as the potential impact of Betaderm Ointment on an unborn baby remains uncertain. 

Breastfeeding while using Betaderm Ointment may carry potential risks; consult your healthcare provider for guidance. If you apply this ointment to your chest, avoid areas that could contact the baby’s mouth. 

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