378-44-9 Pharma Grade Steroids Anti Inflammatory Steroids Betamethasone
Product Name : Betamethasone
CAS No: 378-44-9
Molecular formula : C22H29FO5
Molecular weight : 392.4611
Natural/synthetic : synthetic
Level : Pharmaceutical grade
Content : 99%
Appearance :White crystalline powder
Application : Mainly used for anti-inflammation and anti-allergy
Packaging : 1KG/Audio Separable
Betamethasone is a steroid medication.It is used for a number of diseases including rheumatic disorders such asrheumatoid arthritisand systemic lupus erythematosus, skin diseases such as dermatitis and psoriasis, allergic conditions such as asthma and angioedema, preterm labor to speed the development of the baby's lungs, Crohn's disease, cancers such as leukemia, and along with fludrocortisonefor adrenocortical insufficiency, among others. It can be taken by mouth,injected into a muscle, or applied as a cream.When given by injection, anti-inflammatory effects begin in around two hours and last for seven days.
Serious side effects include an increased risk of infection, muscle weakness, severe allergic reactions, and psychosis. Long-term use may cause adrenal insufficiency. Stopping the medication suddenly following long-term use may be dangerous.The cream commonly results in increased hair growth and skin irritation. Betamethasone belongs to theglucocorticoid class of medication.
Betamethasone was patented in 1958 and approved for medical use in the United States in 1961.The cream is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. It is available as a generic medication. In the United States the pills and injectable solution are expensive while the cream is not.
Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that is available as pill, by injection, and as a cream.
It is used as a topical cream to relieve skin irritation, such as itching and flaking from eczema. It is used as a treatment for local psoriasis, as betamethasone dipropionate and salicylic acid, or as the combination calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate. Betamethasone sodium phosphate is used orally and via injection with the same indications as other steroids. Many betamethasone-based pharmaceuticals include the steroid as the valerate ester.
In a randomized controlled trial betamethasone was shown to reduce some of the ataxia symptoms associated with ataxia telangiectasia(A-T) by 28-31%.
Betamethasone is also used to stimulate fetal lung maturation (to prevent IRDS), and to decrease the incidence and mortality from intracranial hemorrhage in premature infants.
A cream with 0.05% betamethasone appears effective in treating phimosis in boys,and often averts the need forcircumcision.It has replaced circumcision as the preferred treatment method for some physicians in the BritishNational Health Service.
(1) Betamethasone is a potent glucocorticoid steroid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties.Unlike other drugs with these effects, betamethasone does not cause water retention.
(2) It is applied as a topical cream, ointment, foam, lotion or gel to treat itching.
(3) Betamethasone sodium phosphate is sometimes prescribed as an intramuscular injection (I.M) for itching from various ailments including allergic reactions to poison ivy and similar plants.
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