Betamethasone Valerate

  • Topical steroids

Betamethasone Valerate Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Betamethasone valerate 0.1%; crm; oint; lotion.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Contact supplier.

Betamethasone Valerate Indications


Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Betamethasone Valerate Dosage and Administration

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).

Betamethasone Valerate Contraindications

Not Applicable

Betamethasone Valerate Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Betamethasone Valerate Warnings/Precautions


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.

Betamethasone Valerate Pharmacokinetics

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Betamethasone Valerate Interactions

Not Applicable

Betamethasone Valerate Adverse Reactions

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).

Betamethasone Valerate Clinical Trials

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Betamethasone Valerate Note


Formerly known under the brand name Valisone.

Betamethasone Valerate Patient Counseling

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