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Betamethasone (Topical)

Basics

Name

Betamethasone (Topical)

Pronunciation

(bay ta METH a sone)

Brand Names: US

  • Diprolene
  • Diprolene AF [DSC]
  • Luxiq
  • Sernivo

Therapeutic Category

  • Corticosteroid, Topical

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Luxiq may be confused with Lasix

Pediatric patients: High-risk medication:

KIDs List: Medium, high, and very high potency topical corticosteroids, when used in neonates and infants <1 year of age for diaper dermatitis, are identified on the Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics (KIDs) list; use should be avoided due to risk of adrenal suppression; systemic absorption is higher in pediatric patients than adults (strong recommendation; low quality of evidence) (PPA [Meyers 2020]).

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