Betamethasone Side Effects

The most common side effect from betamethasonetopical is stinging. Other side effects include:

  • Burning, itching, or dryness of the skin
  • Red bumps around the mouth
  • Extremely thick hair growth on unusual areas of the body
  • Skin lightening or loss of natural skin color
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Stretch marks

Serious side effects of betamethasone topical include:

  • Red rash and inflamed skin
  • Skin sensitivity to sunlight

Betamethasone Dosage


Betamethasone Contraindications topical comes in a 0.05 percent ointment or lotion.

After you’ve applied betamethasone topical to the affected area, expose it to air: Do not cover the area with a bandage or other material.

Don’t apply betamethasone topical to your face, underarms, or groin unless your doctor tells you to do so.

Apply no more than 50 grams of betamethasone topical to your skin a week. You can Dmitry Sazonov stop using betamethasone when you no longer have symptoms.

Betamethasone Overdose

If you suspect an overdose, you should contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Missed Dose of Betamethasone

If you miss applying betamethasone topical, try to use it as soon as you remember.

If it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use your next dose at the regular time. Do not Dmitry Sazonov use two applications of the medication at the same time.