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Betamethasone (Betamethasone Topical) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Betamethasone (Betamethasone Topical) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 3 ratings/reviews, Betamethasone has an overall score of 6. The effectiveness score is 6.67 and the side effect score is 6.67. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Betamethasone review by 71 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Trochanteric Bursitis
Dosage & duration:   5 mg/amp + 2 mg/amp taken injection for the period of two injectios
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
Reported Results
Benefits:   After the administration of the first injection the pain decreased, however after a period of two weeks it returned. A second injection was administered. There was no improvement and undesirable side effects, as described below, appeared.
Side effects:   Two days after the 2nd injection the body weight started to increase. In the forth day it was 1.5 kg heigher. In the following four days it returned to almost normal. During this period I felt tired and dizzy and fainted at one occasion. The blood test indicated that the concentrations of potassium and sodium were outside the normal limits (Potassium too high, 5.3 mmol/L and sodium too low, 134 mmol/L), in a dangerous range. Similarly to the pH, the safe range for these two ions is narrow. Four days later the potassium was OK, 5.1 mmol/L albeit high, but the sodium, remained unchanged. In additional three days, the sodium was OK,136 mmol/L ,albeit low. I continued to feel tired for the next two weeks
Comments:   Two injections were administered in a period of two weeks


Betamethasone review by 45 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   eczema
Dosage & duration:   once daily (dosage frequency: once daily for one or two days) for the period of 40 years
Other conditions:   allergies to dust, mold, pollen, seafood, asthma
Other drugs taken:   hydrocortisone, inhalers (corticosteroid) for asthma
Reported Results
Benefits:   This cream preparation worked well, but over the years I ntoiced it was less effective. I have used it very sparingly but I no linger use it on my hands becaue it causes seems to worsen the condition of the skin to split the skin in inflamed areas after application. I use weaker hydrocortisone cream on my hands as a last resort. Luckily that cream is just stron enough to offer some relief.
Side effects:   Over time (many years) I ntoiced reduced effectiveness and splitting of the skin in inflamed areas (on hands), despite using this product very sparingly.
Comments:   I use this cream as little as possible - only when I have a serious flare-up of the eczema. When I do use the cream I apply a reasonable amount to the skin - just enough to makae sure some cream comes in contact with all of the inflamed area. I use the cream once or twice a day during the flare up. Once I notice the inflammation is going down I stop using it- and teh skin finishes healing up on its own without further nedication. I rinse the cream off my hands after applying becaue it is not helpful to treat eczema on my hands anymore.


Betamethasone review by 40 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   itchy, red, irritated skin
Dosage & duration:   0.1% topical cream (dosage frequency: twice daily) for the period of 1 week
Other conditions:   Candida albicans (vaginal yeast infection)
Other drugs taken:   fluconazole 150 mg (CanesOral)
Reported Results
Benefits:   Immediate relief and full recovery within 1 week.
Side effects:   None
Comments:   I had been suffering from repeated yeast infections that I hadn't been able to cure on my own with traditional store-bought treatments. After over 2 months of chronic scratching, the skin of my outer vulva was red, sore and still outrageously itchy. My gynaecologist prescribed Betaderm to be applied twice daily for 2 weeks, and it worked amazingly well with no side effects.

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