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Betamethasone: Topical lotion

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How This Drug Works
Corticosteriods
Corticosteroids provide anti-inflammatory relief by helping the body make proteins that decrease inflammatory chemical messengers and reduce symptoms like swelling, redness, pain and others.
"Corticosteroids provide anti&#45;inflammatory relief for many different conditions and come in drug forms such as tablets, inhalers, eye&#45;drops, and others. <br><br> The body normally responds to inflammation or cell damage by producing white blood cells and chemical messengers to fight an infection or repair damage. However, in some cases, the surge of all of these substances to a localized area of the body can cause symptoms of inflammation and damage to the bodyâ¬"s tissues. <br><br> Corticosteroids bind to steroid receptors inside cells and form a tightly joined group. When the steroid&#45;receptor &#34;group&#34; is activated, it moves inside the cell&#39;s nucleus where it is able to control the cellâ¬"s ability to make proteins. The proteins that are made decrease inflammatory chemical messengers and reduce symptoms of inflammation like swelling, redness, pain and others."
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BETAMETHASONE (bay ta METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to treat swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.


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Drugs Related by Class to Betamethasone: Topical lotion
Previous Class name
Class Name : Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain

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Most Commonly Used Drugs by Class

Related Generic Drugs :

Class Name : Plain Topical Corticosteroids

Related Brand Name Drugs :

Aclovate: Topical cream  |  Aclovate: Topical ointment  |  Ala-Scalp: Topical lotion  |  Alphatrex: Topical cream  |  Alphatrex: Topical ointment  |  Apexicon E: Topical cream  |  Apexicon: Topical ointment  |  Aqua Glycolic HC: Topical lotion  |  Balneol for Her: Topical lotion  |  Cinalog: Topical cream  |  Cinolar: Topical ointment  |  Clobevate: Topical gel  |  Clobex: Shampoo  |  Clobex: Topical lotion  |  Clobex: Topical spray, solution  |  Clodan: Shampoo  |  Cloderm: Topical cream  |  Cordran Tape: Impregnated dressing  |  Cordran: Topical cream  |  Cordran: Topical lotion  |  Cormax: Topical cream  |  Cormax: Topical ointment  |  Cormax: Topical solution  |  CortAlo: Topical gel  |  Corticaine: Topical cream  |  Corticool: Topical gel  |  Cortifoam: Rectal foam  |  Cortizone-10 Plus: Topical cream  |  Cortizone-10: Topical ointment  |  Cortizone: Topical cream  |  Cortizone: Topical ointment  |  Cutivate: Topical cream  |  Cutivate: Topical lotion  |  Cutivate: Topical ointment  |  Cyclocort: Topical cream  |  Cyclocort: Topical lotion  |  Cyclocort: Topical ointment  |  DERMASORB HC Complete: Topical lotion  |  Derma-Smoothe/FS: Topical oil  |  Dermatop: Topical ointment  |  DesOwen: Topical cream  |  DesOwen: Topical lotion  |  DesOwen: Topical ointment  |  Desonate: Topical gel  |  Diprolene AF: Topical cream, augmented  |  Diprolene: Topical gel, augmented  |  Diprolene: Topical lotion, augmented  |  Diprolene: Topical ointment, augmented  |  Diprosone: Topical cream  |  Diprosone: Topical ointment  |  Elocon: Topical cream  |  Elocon: Topical lotion  |  Elocon: Topical ointment  |  Florone: Topical cream  |  Florone: Topical ointment  |  Halog: Topical cream  |  Halog: Topical ointment  |  Hycort: Topical cream  |  Hytone: Topical cream  |  Hytone: Topical lotion  |  Hytone: Topical ointment  |  Kenalog: Suspension for injection  |  Kenalog: Topical cream  |  Kenalog: Topical lotion  |  Kenalog: Topical ointment  |  Kenalog: Topical spray, solution  |  Lacticare HC: Topical lotion  |  Lidex -E: Topical cream, emulsified base  |  Lidex: Topical cream  |  Lidex: Topical gel  |  Lidex: Topical ointment  |  Lidex: Topical solution  |  LoKara: Topical lotion  |  Locoid Lipocream: Topical Lipocream  |  Locoid: Topical cream  |  Locoid: Topical lotion  |  Locoid: Topical ointment  |  Locoid: Topical solution  |  Luxiq Foam: Topical foam  |  Maxiflor: Topical cream  |  Maxiflor: Topical ointment  |  Maxivate: Topical cream  |  Maxivate: Topical lotion  |  Maxivate: Topical ointment  |  Neosporin Eczema: Topical cream  |  NuCort: Topical lotion  |  NuZon: Topical gel  |  Nutracort: Topical cream  |  Nutracort: Topical lotion  |  Olux-E: Foam - Non aqueous  |  Olux: Foam - Hydroalcoholic  |  Pandel: Topical cream  |  Pediaderm HC: Topical lotion  |  Pediaderm TA: Topical cream  |  Penecort: Topical cream  |  Preparation H Hydrocortisone: Topical cream  |  Psorcon E: Topical cream  |  Psorcon E: Topical ointment  |  Psorcon: Topical cream  |  Psorcon: Topical ointment  |  Sarnol-HC: Topical lotion  |  Scalacort: Topical lotion  |  Scalpicin Anti-Itch: Topical solution  |  Synalar: Topical cream  |  Synalar: Topical ointment  |  Synalar: Topical solution  |  Temovate E: Topical cream, emulsified base  |  Temovate E: Topical ointment  |  Temovate: Topical cream  |  Temovate: Topical gel  |  Temovate: Topical ointment  |  Temovate: Topical solution  |  Texacort: Topical solution  |  Topicort LP: Topical cream  |  Topicort LP: Topical ointment  |  Topicort: Topical cream  |  Topicort: Topical gel  |  Topicort: Topical ointment  |  Topicort: Topical spray, solution  |  Trianex: Topical ointment, augmented  |  Tridesilon: Topical cream  |  Tucks HC: Topical ointment  |  Ultravate: Topical cream  |  Ultravate: Topical ointment  |  Valisone: Topical cream  |  Valisone: Topical lotion  |  Valisone: Topical ointment  |  Vanos: Topical cream  |  Verdeso: Topical foam  |  Westcort: Topical cream  |  Westcort: Topical ointment
Most Commonly Used Drugs by Class

Related Generic Drugs :

Alclometasone: Topical cream  |  Alclometasone: Topical ointment  |  Amcinonide: Topical cream  |  Amcinonide: Topical lotion  |  Amcinonide: Topical ointment  |  Clobetasol: Foam - Hydroalcoholic  |  Clobetasol: Foam - Non aqueous  |  Clobetasol: Shampoo  |  Clobetasol: Topical cream  |  Clobetasol: Topical cream, emulsified base  |  Clobetasol: Topical gel  |  Clobetasol: Topical lotion  |  Clobetasol: Topical ointment  |  Clobetasol: Topical solution  |  Clobetasol: Topical spray, solution  |  Clocortolone: Topical cream  |  Desonide: Topical cream  |  Desonide: Topical lotion  |  Desonide: Topical ointment  |  Desoximetasone: Topical cream  |  Desoximetasone: Topical gel  |  Desoximetasone: Topical ointment  |  Diflorasone: Topical cream  |  Diflorasone: Topical ointment  |  Fluocinolone: Otic drops, oil  |  Fluocinolone: Topical cream  |  Fluocinolone: Topical oil  |  Fluocinolone: Topical ointment  |  Fluocinolone: Topical solution  |  Fluocinonide: Topical cream  |  Fluocinonide: Topical cream, emulsified base  |  Fluocinonide: Topical gel  |  Fluocinonide: Topical ointment  |  Fluocinonide: Topical solution  |  Fluticasone Propionate: Nasal spray, suspension  |  Fluticasone Propionate: Topical cream  |  Fluticasone Propionate: Topical lotion  |  Fluticasone Propionate: Topical ointment  |  Halobetasol Propionate: Topical cream  |  Halobetasol Propionate: Topical ointment  |  Hydrocortisone: Oral tablet  |  Hydrocortisone: Powder for solution for injection  |  Hydrocortisone: Rectal cream  |  Hydrocortisone: Rectal enema, suspension  |  Hydrocortisone: Rectal suppository  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical Lipocream  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical cream  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical gel  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical lotion  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical ointment  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical solution  |  Mometasone: Topical cream  |  Mometasone: Topical lotion  |  Mometasone: Topical ointment  |  Prednicarbate: Topical ointment  |  Triamcinolone: Dental paste  |  Triamcinolone: Nasal spray, solution  |  Triamcinolone: Solution for injection  |  Triamcinolone: Suspension for injection  |  Triamcinolone: Topical cream  |  Triamcinolone: Topical lotion  |  Triamcinolone: Topical ointment
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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Betamethasone: Topical lotion
Usage by Gender
58.94%
41.06%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
8.21%
18.18%
31.38%
42.23%
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