If you are:
Only When Necessary: POSSIBLE RISK OF ORAFACIAL CLEFTS BASED ON ANIMAL DATA
Precaution: MOLECULAR WT LOW ENOUGH FOR POSSIBLE EXCRETION;OTHER CORTICOSTEROIDS EXCRETED
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Caution in chronic heart failure patients due to sodium and water retention with glucocorticoid use. Endocrine-May cause hyperglycemia or worsen glucose control in diabetics. Longer term use may cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Neuro/Psych-Avoid in older adults with or at high risk of delirium because of inducing or worsening delirium.
Giving betamethasone tablet to a child under 12:
management or monitoring precaution: Long term use: monitor weight, height, blood pressure, intraocular pressure, evaluate for infection, psychosocial disturbances, thromboembolism, peptic ulcers, cataracts, and osteoporosis.