Uses

This medication is used to treat a type of skin condition (plaque psoriasis). Betamethasone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that may occur with plaque psoriasis. This medication is a strong corticosteroid.

How to use Betamethasone Dipropionate Aerosol, Spray With Pump

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using betamethasone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is for use on the skin only. Unless your doctor directs you to do so, do not use it on the face, scalp, groin, underarms, or other areas where your skin may touch or rub together. Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, mouth, or vagina. If this occurs, rinse with plenty of water. Do not use it on thinning skin.

Shake the bottle well before each dose. Wash and dry your hands before applying the medication, then clean and dry the affected area. Spray only enough medication to cover the affected areas with a thin film and gently rub in as directed by your doctor, usually 2 times daily. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands.

Use this medication only for the condition prescribed. Once your skin condition is under control, you should stop using betamethasone unless directed by your doctor. Do not use it for longer than prescribed. According to the manufacturer, you should not use this drug for longer than 4 weeks.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse after 4 weeks.

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