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Betamethasone Valerate
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Drug Name:

Betamethasone Valerate Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Betamethasone valerate 0.1%; crm; oint; lotion.

Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Betamethasone Valerate:

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Adults and Children:

Apply thin film to affected area 1–3 times daily. Lotion: Apply and massage a few drops to affected area twice daily (AM & PM).


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.

Pharmacological Class:


Adverse Reactions:

Burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria; HPA axis suppression (esp. in children).


Formerly known under the brand name Valisone.

How Supplied:

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