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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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Betamethasone Side Effects Reported to FDA



Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9999654
Exposure During Pregnancy
This is a report of a 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Betamethasone Dipropionate (dosage: Unk, start time: 201402), combined with:
  • Magnesium Sulfate (Unk)
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#9994694
Hiccups, Dyspnoea, Cough, Respiratory Distress, Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia, Respiratory Arrest, Hyponatraemia, Unevaluable Event
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Hiccups side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 85-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 06, 2014. After starting Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hiccups, Dyspnoea, Cough, Respiratory Distress, Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia, Respiratory Arrest, Hyponatraemia, Unevaluable EventAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hiccups, may still occur.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9981440
Product Colour Issue, Product Odour Abnormal, Product Substitution Issue
This Product Colour Issue problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 70-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: rash pruritic. On
Feb 28, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone Dipropionate (dosage: As Needed As Needed Applied To A Surface, Usually The Skin). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Betamethasone Dipropionate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Product Colour Issue, Product Odour Abnormal, Product Substitution IssueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Product Colour Issue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9853253
Optic Neuritis
This Optic Neuritis side effect was reported by a health professional from IN. A 12-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: uveitis.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Homatropine
.After starting to take Betamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Optic NeuritisThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9794637
Glaucoma, Intraocular Pressure Test
This is a report of a 13-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from TW, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: keratitis, who was treated with Betamethasone (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Cromlyn
  • Cetirizine
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Glaucoma, Intraocular Pressure Test after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone treatment in male patients, resulting in Glaucoma side effect.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9773760
Localised Oedema, Tongue Oedema, Erythema, Angioedema
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Localised Oedema side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IT was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: tongue oedema and used Betamethasone (dosage: 2mg X Os) starting NS. After starting Betamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Localised Oedema, Tongue Oedema, Erythema, AngioedemaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lisinopril (5mg/day)
  • Atenolol (100mg/day)
Although Betamethasone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Localised Oedema, may still occur.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9764291
Glaucoma
This Glaucoma problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 200705 this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dosage: Duration 4 Months). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: GlaucomaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Glaucoma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9706849
Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
This Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A 81-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: cachexia,depression,insomnia.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (drug dosage: 4 Mg, Twice Daily), which was initiated on
Jul 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cymbalta (20 Mg Daily Dose)
  • Lendormin (0.25mg Daily Dose)
  • Rozerem (8mg Daily Dose)
  • Sairei-to (12g Daily Dose)
  • Depas (0.5 Mg Daily Dose)
.After starting to take Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone SecretionThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9689700
Exposure During Pregnancy
This is a report of a 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Betamethasone (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. 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 treatment in female patients, resulting in Exposure During Pregnancy side effect.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9684841
Chest Pain, Formication, Pruritus, Erythema
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Dipropionate\gentamicin Sulfate Chest Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: skin bacterial infection and used Betamethasone Dipropionate\gentamicin Sulfate (dosage: NA) starting
Sep 18, 2013. After starting Betamethasone Dipropionate\gentamicin Sulfate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Chest Pain, Formication, Pruritus, ErythemaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ciprofloxacin (500 Mg, Bid)
Although Betamethasone Dipropionate\gentamicin Sulfate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Chest Pain, may still occur.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9674283
Pulmonary Oedema, Endotracheal Intubation, Exposure During Pregnancy
This Pulmonary Oedema problem was reported by a health professional from TR. A 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone Dipropionate (dosage: 12 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Nifedipine (40 Mg, Every 6 Hours)
  • Amoxicillin (1 G, Qid)
When using Betamethasone Dipropionate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pulmonary Oedema, Endotracheal Intubation, Exposure During PregnancyThe 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 Pulmonary Oedema, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9618100
Necrotising Fasciitis
This Necrotising Fasciitis side effect was reported by a physician from PT. A 55-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone (drug dosage: 14mg/2ml), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Xylocaine
  • Physiologica Gifrer
  • Metformin
  • Insulin
.After starting to take Betamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Necrotising FasciitisThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9617927
Adverse Event
This is a report of a 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: eczema, who was treated with Betamethasone Dipropionate (dosage: Unk, start time: 200310), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Adverse Event after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone Dipropionate treatment in female patients, resulting in Adverse Event side effect.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9601789
Hepatic Function Abnormal
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Hepatic Function Abnormal side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: lung neoplasm malignant,metastases to bone and used Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dosage: 4 Mg, Qd, (route Of Administration : Dr)) starting
Jun 04, 2013. After starting Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hepatic Function AbnormalAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hepatic Function Abnormal, may still occur.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9580232
Rash
This Rash problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: eczema. On 201302 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: RashAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9580227
Therapeutic Response Decreased, Incorrect Product Storage
This Therapeutic Response Decreased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone Dipropionate (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Sep 28, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Betamethasone Dipropionate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Therapeutic Response Decreased, Incorrect Product StorageThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone Dipropionate.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9572042
Alopecia Areata, Condition Aggravated, Application Site Erythema, Application Site Pain, Off Label Use
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: alopecia areata,vitamin supplementation, who was treated with Betamethasone Dipropionate (dosage: NA, start time: 201305), combined with:
  • Multivitamin
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Vitamin D
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Alopecia Areata, Condition Aggravated, Application Site Erythema, Application Site Pain, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone Dipropionate treatment in female patients, resulting in Alopecia Areata side effect.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9550085
Exposure During Pregnancy
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Exposure During Pregnancy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: foetal growth restriction,convulsion prophylaxis and used Betamethasone (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Betamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Exposure During PregnancyAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • 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#9550060
Exposure During Pregnancy
This Exposure During Pregnancy problem was reported by a physician from US. A 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone (dosage: First Full Course). 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 PregnancyAlthough 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#9550046
Exposure During Pregnancy
This Exposure During Pregnancy side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 30-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone (drug dosage: Two Doses), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Betamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Exposure During PregnancyThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9550045
Exposure During Pregnancy
This is a report of a 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Betamethasone (dosage: 12 Mg, Every 24 Hours For 2 Doses, start time: NS), combined with: NA. 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 treatment in female patients, resulting in Exposure During Pregnancy side effect.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9549876
Exposure During Pregnancy
This report suggests a potential Betamethasone Exposure During Pregnancy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Betamethasone (dosage: Course Of 2 Doses) 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#9548557
Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality Issue
This Product Substitution Issue problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: psoriasis. On
Jul 24, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Betamethasone Valerate (dosage: Twice Daily Applied To A Surface Usually The Skin.). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Betamethasone Valerate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality IssueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Product Substitution Issue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9541094
Exposure During Pregnancy
This Exposure During Pregnancy side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Betamethasone (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Magnesium Sulfate
.After starting to take Betamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Exposure During PregnancyThese side effects may potentially be related to Betamethasone.
Betamethasone Side Effect Report#9504874
Paraparesis
This is a report of a 48-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: intervertebral disc protrusion,lumbar radiculopathy, who was treated with Betamethasone Dipropionate (dosage: 2 Ml, Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Paraparesis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betamethasone Dipropionate treatment in male patients, resulting in Paraparesis side effect.


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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.

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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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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 527

    Betamethasone safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 39

    Reported hospitalizations: 153

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