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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Betamethasone, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Betamethasone side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Betamethasone.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Betamethasone side effects are:
Constipation (3 reports)
Muscle And Joint Pain (3 reports)
Abortion (2 reports)
Joint Pain (2 reports)
Muscle (2 reports)
HEADACHE (1 reports)
Lip Tingling (1 reports)
Renal Failure (1 reports)
Weight Gain (1 reports)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (eg, physician, pharmacist). Your health care provider can provide additional clinical information and complete a copy of the side effect reporting form.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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Betamethasone Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Betamethasone reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Betamethasone on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Memory Impairment
on Feb 06, 2013 Female from CH , 85 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betamethasone side effects: memory impairment. Betamethasone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Amiodarone


Pulmonary Oedema
Patient was taking Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate. Patient felt the following Betamethasone side effects: pulmonary oedema on Mar 27, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Female , 27 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: 12 Mg, Qd.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ritodrine Hydrochloride (200 Microgram/minute)
  • Ritodrine Hydrochloride (150 Microgram/minute)
  • Magnesium Sulfate (0.5 G, Qh)
  • Magnesium Sulfate (0.8 G, Qh)


Joint Range Of Motion Decreased, Hot Flush, Feeling Cold, Rash Erythematous, Musculoskeletal Pain
Adverse event was reported on Dec 21, 2012 by a Male taking Betamethasone (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 43 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, After Betamethasone was administered, patient encountered several Betamethasone side effects: joint range of motion decreased, hot flush, feeling cold, rash erythematous, musculoskeletal pain.

Postoperative Wound Infection, Enterococcal Infection, Incision Site Infection
on Dec 04, 2012 Male from US , 62 years of age, weighting 127.0 lb, was treated with Betamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betamethasone side effects: postoperative wound infection, enterococcal infection, incision site infection. Betamethasone dosage: N/A.


Paralysis
on Dec 27, 2012 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate. Patient felt the following Betamethasone side effects: paralysis. Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: 2 Ml (6 Mg/ml), Once.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lidocaine (1 Ml, Once)
Patient was hospitalized.

Headache, Injection Site Erythema, Poor Quality Sleep, Feeling Hot, Neck Pain, Hypoaesthesia, Discomfort
Patient was taking Betamethasone. After Betamethasone was administered, patient encountered several Betamethasone side effects: headache, injection site erythema, poor quality sleep, feeling hot, neck pain, hypoaesthesia, discomfort on Nov 27, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 48 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, . Betamethasone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Fentanyl
  • Synthroid
  • Nexium
  • Zyrtec


Influenza Like Illness, Neck Pain, Chest Pain, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Pain In Jaw, Oropharyngeal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Hypertension, Renal Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Nov 16, 2012 by a Male taking Betamethasone (Dosage: 2 Injections Epidural) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 52 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betamethasone side effects: influenza like illness, neck pain, chest pain, musculoskeletal stiffness, pain in jaw, oropharyngeal pain, muscle spasms, hypertension, renal disorder.

Influenza Like Illness
on Nov 14, 2012 Male from US , 52 years of age, weighting 194.0 lb, was treated with Betamethasone. Patient felt the following Betamethasone side effects: influenza like illness. Betamethasone dosage: N/A.

Pyrexia, Insomnia, Nasopharyngitis
on Oct 31, 2012 Male from US , 45 years of age, weighting 265.0 lb, was treated with Betamethasone. After Betamethasone was administered, patient encountered several Betamethasone side effects: pyrexia, insomnia, nasopharyngitis. Betamethasone dosage: N/A.

Chest Discomfort
Patient was taking Betamethasone . Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betamethasone side effects: chest discomfort on Oct 24, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 65 years of age, weighting 177.0 lb, . Betamethasone dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Headache
Adverse event was reported on Oct 22, 2012 by a Male taking Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Dosage: 2 Ml 1 Time Only Epidural) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 40 years of age, Patient felt the following Betamethasone side effects: headache.

Sinusitis
on Oct 18, 2012 Female from US , 39 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betamethasone. After Betamethasone was administered, patient encountered several Betamethasone side effects: sinusitis. Betamethasone dosage: N/A.

Energy Increased, Anger, Off Label Use
on Oct 15, 2012 Male from US , 43 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betamethasone Dipropionate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betamethasone side effects: energy increased, anger, off label use. Betamethasone Dipropionate dosage: N/A.

Application Site Pruritus, Application Site Pain, Dermatitis Acneiform, Condition Aggravated
Patient was taking Betamethasone Valerate. Patient felt the following Betamethasone side effects: application site pruritus, application site pain, dermatitis acneiform, condition aggravated on Oct 12, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 225.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Betamethasone Valerate dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Antiglaucoma Preparations And Miotics


Adrenal Insufficiency, Cushingoid, Failure To Thrive, Central Obesity, Skin Striae
Adverse event was reported on Oct 25, 2012 by a Male taking Betamethasone Valerate (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 14 years of age, weighting 97.66 lb, After Betamethasone was administered, patient encountered several Betamethasone side effects: adrenal insufficiency, cushingoid, failure to thrive, central obesity, skin striae.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Betamethasone Butyrate Propionate


Eczema, Allergy Test Positive
on Oct 02, 2012 Female from ES , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betamethasone side effects: eczema, allergy test positive. Betamethasone dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Dexamethasone (Unk)


Insulin Resistance, Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control, Exposure During Pregnancy
on Sep 27, 2012 Female from US , 23 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate. Patient felt the following Betamethasone side effects: insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus inadequate control, exposure during pregnancy. Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Insulin Glulisine
  • Insulin Suspension Isophane


Osteonecrosis, Osteoporosis, Spinal Compression Fracture, Cataract
Patient was taking Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate. After Betamethasone was administered, patient encountered several Betamethasone side effects: osteonecrosis, osteoporosis, spinal compression fracture, cataract on Nov 25, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Female , 45 years of age, weighting 158.7 lb, . Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: 2 Mg/vial.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Predonine (Unk)
  • Predonine (Unk)
  • Hydrocortone (100 Mg, Once)
  • Celestamine Combination
  • Saxizon (200 Mg, Qd)
  • Solu-medrol (40 Mg, Qd)


Cushing^s Syndrome, Iatrogenic Injury, Adrenal Insufficiency
Adverse event was reported on Sep 26, 2012 by a Female taking Betamethasone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: ES , 39 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betamethasone side effects: cushing^s syndrome, iatrogenic injury, adrenal insufficiency.

Cushingoid, Central Obesity, Skin Fragility, Fatigue, Abdominal Distension, Skin Striae, Blood Cortisol Decreased, Glycosylated Haemoglobin Increased, Blood Glucose Increased
on Sep 21, 2012 Female from AU , 24 years of age, was treated with Betamethasone Dipropionate. Patient felt the following Betamethasone side effects: cushingoid, central obesity, skin fragility, fatigue, abdominal distension, skin striae, blood cortisol decreased, glycosylated haemoglobin increased, blood glucose increased. Betamethasone Dipropionate dosage: Unk, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Clobetasol Propionate (Unk, Unk)


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy, Caesarean Section, Premature Baby, Neonatal Tachycardia
on Oct 11, 2012 Female from TN , weighting 5.51 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betamethasone. After Betamethasone was administered, patient encountered several Betamethasone side effects: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, foetal exposure during pregnancy, caesarean section, premature baby, neonatal tachycardia. Betamethasone dosage: Two 12 Mg Injection 24 Hours Part.

Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis, Atrial Flutter, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased, Insomnia
Patient was taking Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betamethasone side effects: bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, atrial flutter, blood lactate dehydrogenase increased, gamma-glutamyltransferase increased, insomnia on Oct 31, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Male , 61 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: 8 Mg, Qd.
Associated medications used:
  • Pirfenidone (600 Mg, Qd)
  • Pirfenidone (1200 Mg, Qd)
  • Pirfenidone (1800 Mg, Qd)
  • Pirfenidone (600 Mg, Qd)
  • Endoxan (890 Mg, Qd)
  • Endoxan (890 Mg, Qd)
  • Sandimmun (200 Mg, Qd)
  • Predonine (12.5 Mg, Qd)


Tension Headache, Leukoencephalopathy
Adverse event was reported on Jun 18, 2012 by a Female taking Betamethasone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: JAPAN , weighting 112.4 lb, Patient felt the following Betamethasone side effects: tension headache, leukoencephalopathy.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Imuran
  • Candesartan Cilexetil
  • Remicade (4th Dose; 5mg/kg)
  • Cefazolin Sodium
  • Rabeprazole Sodium
  • Remicade (5mg/kg)
  • Prednisolone
  • Asacol


Pulmonary Embolism, Pain
on Jun 19, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 37 years of age, weighting 184.0 lb, was treated with Betamethasone Dipropionate. After Betamethasone was administered, patient encountered several Betamethasone side effects: pulmonary embolism, pain. Betamethasone Dipropionate dosage: 0.5 %, Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Mobic
  • Nsaid's
  • Antibiotics
  • Amitiza (24 Mcg 1 Unk, Unk)
  • Yasmin
  • Yasmin
  • Darvocet-n 50 (100-650 Mg 1)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pulmonary Artery Thrombosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Upper Respiratory Tract Inflammation
on Jun 20, 2012 Male from JAPAN , weighting 136.9 lb, was treated with Betamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betamethasone side effects: pulmonary artery thrombosis, interstitial lung disease, upper respiratory tract inflammation. Betamethasone dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Prograf (3 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Prograf (1 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Levofloxacin (500 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Flaveric (20 Mg, Tid)
  • Maglax (500 Mg, Tid)
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Prednisolone (27.5 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Codeine Phosphate (20 Mg, Prn)
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

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    Alternative BETAMETHASONE Names:BETAMETHA

    Active Ingredient: BETAMETHA

    More About Betamethasone

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 527

    Betamethasone safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 39

    Reported hospitalizations: 153

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