What is Betamethasone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Celestone Celestone Soluspan Betnesol Show all


See also: Miconazole-betamethasone

Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that is prepared for systemic as well as topical use for inflammatory conditions of the skin including seborrheic or atopic dermatitis, neurodermatitis, and psoriasis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 3 1
Rheumatoid arthritis 2 0
Seborrheic dermatitis 2 2
Asthma 1 0
Cracking skin around fingernails 1 1

Show all 13 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Betamethasone

Side effect Patients Percentage
On/off effect 1
Puffy eyes 1


Based on patients currently taking Betamethasone

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.05 other daily 1
2 other twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Betamethasone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Betamethasone


Currently taking Betamethasone

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 2

Stopped taking Betamethasone

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 2
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Betamethasone after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Betamethasone-salicylic acid topical (Diprosalic Scalp application) 1
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 1
Hydrocortisone topical (Cortizone-10) 1
Triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone acetonide cream) 1

Patients stopped taking Betamethasone and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Betamethasone.