Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking betamethasone tablet.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay if you are aware how you would react to it. Betamethasone might cause muscle weakness therefore if you feel tired or weak please avoid driving or any other risky activity.
Do NOT use betamethasone if:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients in betamethasone tablet;
- You have a certain bleeding disorder;
- You have any fungal infection anywhere in your body.
Use of betamethasone tablet during pregnancy or breast feeding is fine after consulting with your doctor. Betamethasone is found in breast milk so if you are breast feeding or you are planning to please consult your doctor or health care professional before taking betamethasone tablet.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults is:
- For Dermatological Disorders: 0.2mL per square cm intramuscular route only. Maximum dose: 1mL/week;
- For Bursitis: 0.25 to 0.5mL given at 3 to 7 day intervals;
- For Gouty Arthritis: 0.5 to 1mL in affected foot at 3 to 7 day intervals;
- For Anti-inflammatory: 0.0175 to 0.125mg base/kg/day divided every 6 to 12 hours.
Usual dose for children: Please consult with your doctor for the exact dosage information.
There are 37 major drug known that interact with betamethasone, so please consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with betamethasone.