Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?

Some types of betamethasone are up to 600 times as potent as hydrocortisone. Both medications are available in various forms, including: Ointments.

How long does betamethasone stay in your system?


Clinical data
Metabolism Liver CYP3A4
Elimination half-life 36-54 hours
Excretion Kidney (in urine)

How long should you use betamethasone?

Do not use betamethasone skin cream, ointment or lotion for more than 4 weeks without talking to your doctor. If you need treatment for a long time, they may decide you need to use a milder cream or ointment.

Can betamethasone raise blood pressure?

Results: Fetal blood pressure increased significantly after betamethasone treatment. Fetal heart rate, maternal blood pressure, and heart rate did not change.

What can I use instead of betamethasone?

Betamethasone / clotrimazole topical Alternatives Compared

  • Terbinafine.
  • Fluconazole.
  • Lotrisone.
  • Lamisil.
  • Miconazole topical.
  • Econazole topical.

How strong is betamethasone?

Potency group* Corticosteroid Available strength(s), percent (except as noted)
Medium potency (group 4) Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05
Clocortolone pivalate 0.1
Fluocinolone acetonide 0.025
Flurandrenolide 0.05

Does betamethasone cause moon face?

mood swings. moon face or round appearance due to fat deposits. muscle disease. muscle weakness.

Is betamethasone the same as hydrocortisone?

They’re stronger than some other treatments, such as hydrocortisone skin creams. Betamethasone is usually prescribed when other medicines have not worked. Betamethasone is a type of medicine known as a steroid (also called a corticosteroid). This is not the same as an anabolic steroid.

What is the therapeutic use of betamethasone?


  • itchiness
  • irritation
  • dryness
  • inflammation of the hair follicles
  • excessive hair growth
  • acne-like eruptions on the skin
  • lightening of the skin
  • rash
  • softening or breaking down of the skin
  • Is betamethasone a controlled substance?

    CONTROLLED Benzydamine Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug BANNED Benzylpiperazine Stimulant BANNED Bepridil Calcium channel blocker CONTROLLED Betamethasone Corticosteroid BANNED Betaprodine Opioid analgesic BANNED Betaxolol Beta blocker CONTROLLED Bethanechol Parasympathetic agonist

    What is betamethasone used to treat?

    cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • a type of allergy that causes red and itchy skin called atopic dermatitis
  • contact dermatitis,a type of skin rash that occurs from contact with an offending substance
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • disease that causes disc-shaped patches on upper body
  • granuloma annulare
  • plaque psoriasis