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Common Betamethasone Side Effects


The most commonly reported Betamethasone side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Erythema (26)
Condition Aggravated (24)
Malaise (19)
Pyrexia (18)
Dyspnoea (18)
Exposure During Pregnancy (17)
Caesarean Section (16)
Anaphylactic Shock (15)
Nausea (14)
Premature Baby (13)
Injection Site Pain (13)
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (12)
Fall (12)
Injection Site Erythema (12)
Pruritus (12)
Hepatic Function Abnormal (11)
Hyperglycaemia (11)
Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (11)
Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (11)
Hyperhidrosis (11)

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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 (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Betamethasone Side Effects Reported to FDA



Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9477569
Hyperglycaemia, Hepatic Function Abnormal, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
This is a report of a 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dosage: 12 Mg, Qd, start time:
Aug 06, 2013), combined with:
  • Ritodrine (200mc/d)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hyperglycaemia, Hepatic Function Abnormal, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate treatment in female patients, resulting in Hyperglycaemia side effect.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9467331
Exposure During Pregnancy
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Exposure During Pregnancy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Betamethasone (dosage: At 24 Weeks? Gestation) starting NS. After starting Betamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Exposure During PregnancyAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Betamethasone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Exposure During Pregnancy, may still occur.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9458372
International Normalised Ratio Increased
This International Normalised Ratio Increased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prurigo,staphylococcal infection,intracranial venous sinus thrombosis,deep vein thrombosis,hypochromic anaemia,gastritis,dementia alzheimer^s type,hypothyroidism,bacteraemia. On
May 10, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dosage: 1.25 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Baktar (4 Df, Qd)
  • Warfarin (3.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Warfarin
  • Ferromia (0.6 G, Qd)
  • Gaster (40 Mg, Qd)
  • Risperdal (0.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Thyradin-s (12.5 Microgram, Qd)
  • Zyvox (1200 Mg, Qd)
When using Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: International Normalised Ratio IncreasedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as International Normalised Ratio Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9444220
Anxiety, Gait Disturbance, Impaired Driving Ability
This Anxiety side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 85-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bursitis.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
May 05, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Betamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Anxiety, Gait Disturbance, Impaired Driving AbilityThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9441961
Enterococcal Infection, Exposure During Pregnancy
This is a report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from PL, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Betamethasone (dosage: 24 Mg, Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Fenoterol (5mg X 8/day)
  • Verapamil (40mgx4/day)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Enterococcal Infection, Exposure During Pregnancy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone treatment in female patients, resulting in Enterococcal Infection side effect.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9383893
Exposure During Pregnancy
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Exposure During Pregnancy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Betamethasone (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Betamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Exposure During PregnancyAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Labetalol Hydrochloride
  • Magnesium Sulfate
Although Betamethasone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Exposure During Pregnancy, may still occur.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9379454
Meningitis
This Meningitis problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: headache. On
Sep 20, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Betamethasone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: MeningitisThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Meningitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9336014
Exposure During Pregnancy
This Exposure During Pregnancy side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: premature delivery.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone Dipropionate (drug dosage: 2 Df, Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Betamethasone Dipropionate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Exposure During PregnancyThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone Dipropionate.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9336012
Exposure During Pregnancy
This is a report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: premature delivery, who was treated with Betamethasone Dipropionate (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Cefazolin
  • Oxytocin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Exposure During Pregnancy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone Dipropionate treatment in female patients, resulting in Exposure During Pregnancy side effect.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9334171
Psoriasis, Hypertension
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Dipropionate Psoriasis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: psoriasis and used Betamethasone Dipropionate (dosage: NA) starting 2002. After starting Betamethasone Dipropionate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Psoriasis, HypertensionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Atenolol
Although Betamethasone Dipropionate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Psoriasis, may still occur.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9334168
Application Site Pain, Allergy To Chemicals
This Application Site Pain problem was reported by a physician from US. A 89-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: rash. On 201204 this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone Dipropionate (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Betamethasone Dipropionate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Application Site Pain, Allergy To ChemicalsAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Application Site Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9309065
Disseminated Tuberculosis
This Disseminated Tuberculosis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A 74-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: polymyalgia rheumatica.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (drug dosage: 1 Mg, Qd), which was initiated on 200912. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Disseminated TuberculosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate. The patient was hospitalized.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9308965
Pulmonary Oedema, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Normal Newborn
This is a report of a 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Ritodrine Hydrochloride (50 Microgram/min)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pulmonary Oedema, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Normal Newborn after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate treatment in female patients, resulting in Pulmonary Oedema side effect.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9297412
Osteonecrosis
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Osteonecrosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Betamethasone (dosage: Unk) starting 200910. After starting Betamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: OsteonecrosisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Unk)
Although Betamethasone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Osteonecrosis, may still occur.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9271987
Adrenal Insufficiency
This Adrenal Insufficiency problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: parosmia. On 2002 this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dosage: 3 Drops). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Mucodyne (1500 Mg, Qd)
  • Toki-shakuyaku-san (7.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Methycobal (1500 Mg, Qd)
  • Onealfa (1 Microgram, Qd)
  • Lipovas (simvastatin) (5 Mg, Qd)
  • Ferromia (50 Mg, Qd)
When using Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Adrenal InsufficiencyThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Adrenal Insufficiency, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9221138
Dyspepsia, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
This Dyspepsia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from SE. A 49-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nausea,breast cancer.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Feb 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sendoxan (Unk)
  • Sendoxan (Unk)
  • Epirubicin Hydrochloride (Unk)
  • Epirubicin Hydrochloride (Unk)
  • Fluorouracil (Unk)
  • Fluorouracil (Unk)
.After starting to take Betamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dyspepsia, Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone. The patient was hospitalized.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9198858
Dermatitis Contact
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cataract, who was treated with Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dosage: Unk, start time: 2010), combined with:
  • Ecolicin (Unk)
  • Sanbetason (Unk)
  • Neo-medrol (Unk)
  • Rinbeta Pf (Unk)
  • Diclod (Unk)
  • Cravit (Unk)
  • Bestron (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dermatitis Contact after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate treatment in male patients, resulting in Dermatitis Contact side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9193379
Pulmonary Oedema
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Pulmonary Oedema side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: neonatal respiratory distress syndrome prophylaxis,threatened labour and used Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dosage: 12 Mg, Qd) starting NS. After starting Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pulmonary OedemaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ritodrine Hydrochloride (200 Mcg/minute)
  • Ritodrine Hydrochloride (150 Mcg/minute)
  • Magnesium Sulfate (0.5 G, Qh)
  • Magnesium Sulfate (0.8 G, Qh)
Although Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Oedema, may still occur.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9155981
Exposure During Pregnancy, Loss Of Consciousness, Craniectomy, Haemorrhage, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Caesarean Section, Somnolence
This Exposure During Pregnancy problem was reported by a physician from CA. A 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone (dosage: 12 Mg, Once). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Betamethasone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Exposure During Pregnancy, Loss Of Consciousness, Craniectomy, Haemorrhage, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Caesarean Section, SomnolenceThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Exposure During Pregnancy, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9152157
Ophthalmic Herpes Simplex
This Ophthalmic Herpes Simplex side effect was reported by a physician from JP. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: uveitis,ophthalmic herpes simplex.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone (drug dosage: 0.1%), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aciclovir
.After starting to take Betamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Ophthalmic Herpes SimplexThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9148037
Corneal Perforation, Ulcerative Keratitis
This is a report of a 76-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dosage: Unk Unk, Qid, start time: 201108), combined with:
  • Diclofenac Sodium (Unk Unk, Qid)
  • Celecox
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Corneal Perforation, Ulcerative Keratitis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate treatment in male patients, resulting in Corneal Perforation side effect.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9134344
Hypersensitivity, Asthma, Cough
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Valerate Hypersensitivity side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: rash and used Betamethasone Valerate (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 21, 2013. After starting Betamethasone Valerate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hypersensitivity, Asthma, CoughAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Betamethasone Valerate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypersensitivity, may still occur.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9126954
Meningitis
This Meningitis problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 60-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pain management. On
Sep 25, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone (dosage: 1 Ml 1 Epidural). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Betamethasone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: MeningitisThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Meningitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9110262
Fatigue, Depression
This Fatigue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A 60-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: fatigue.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone (drug dosage: 2 Mg, Qd), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Betamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Fatigue, DepressionThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone. The patient was hospitalized.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9106818
Dermatitis Contact
This is a report of a 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Betamethasone Valerate (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 01, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dermatitis Contact after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone Valerate treatment in male patients, resulting in Dermatitis Contact side effect.


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What are common Betamethasone Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Dyspnoea 10
Fall 10
Hypertension 10
Pyrexia 10
Erythema 9
Condition Aggravated 8
Insomnia 8
Haemorrhagic Stroke 7
Malaise 7
Pneumonia 7

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    Betamethasone Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0115-1472
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameBetamethasone
    NameBetamethasone
    Dosage FormCREAM
    RouteTOPICAL
    On market since20040123
    LabelerGlobal Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE
    Strength(s)0.5
    Unit(s)mg/g
    Pharma ClassCorticosteroid [EPC],Corticosteroid Hormone Receptor Agonists [MoA]

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