Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Betamethasone

Introduction

Name

  • Betamethasone.

Class of drug

  • Corticosteroid, glucocorticoid.

Description

Chemical name

  • (11-beta,16-beta)-9-fluoro-11,17,21-trihydroxy-16-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione.

Molecular formula

  • C22H29FO5.

Physical properties

  • Sterile, white aqueous suspension.
  • White tablets.
  • Slightly viscous, yellow oily suspension.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • Do not store in fridge or freezer.

Uses

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Indications

  • Shock.
    Early administration of a large IV dose may be beneficial in circulatory failure or shock irrespective of the cause
  • Inflammatory and allergic disorders.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary.4th edn (1998) Bishop Y (Ed). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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