Betamethasone + calcipotriol


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Known or suspected disorder of Ca metabolism. Erythrodermic, exfoliative and pustular psoriasis; viral lesions of the skin, fungal or bacterial skin infections, parasitic infections, skin manifestations in relation to TB, perioral dermatitis, atrophic skin, striae atrophicae, fragility of skin veins, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris, rosacea, ulcers and wounds.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ DM. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight. Avoid application under occlusive dressings. Monitoring Parameters Monitor serum Ca level at baseline and periodically during treatment in patients at risk of hypercalcaemia.
Adverse Reactions
Allergic contact dermatitis, pruritus, headache, nasopharyngitis, psoriasis, rash, influenza, erythema, pain, burning sensation, eye irritation, dry skin, skin atrophy, folliculitis; reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycaemia and glucosuria. Rarely, hypercalcaemia or hypercalciuria, angioedema, facial oedema.
Drug Interactions
Additive adverse effects when used w/ other steroids.
ATC Classification
S01BA06 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of inflammation of the eye.
C05AA05 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of products containing corticosteroids for topical use. Used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures.
H02AB01 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. Used in systemic corticosteroid preparations.
S01CB04 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids/antiinfectives/mydriatics combinations. Used in the treatment of eye diseases.
D07XC01 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of potent (group III) corticosteroids in other combinations. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
R03BA04 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of other inhalants used in the treatment of obstructive airway diseases, glucocorticoids.
D07AC01 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of potent (group III) corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
D05AX02 - calcipotriol ; Belongs to the class of other antipsoriatics for topical use.
A07EA04 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids acting locally. Used in the treatment of intestinal inflammation.
R01AD06 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of topical corticosteroids used for prophylaxis and treatment of allergic rhinitis.
S02BA07 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids used in the treatment of inflammation of the ear.
S03BA03 - betamethasone ; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids used in ophthalmologic and otologic preparations.
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