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BETAMETHASONE + SALICYLIC ACID

 Betamethasone + Salicylic Acid is a combination of drugs Betamethasone and Salicylic Acid. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that treats inflammation of the skin while salicylic acid is a keratolytic that softens keratin and leads to skin desquamation.

Betamethasone + Salicylic Acid is used in the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases, hyperkeratosis of the skin and scaling of the skin.

  • Viral skin infections example vaccinia, varicella and herpes simplex
  • Tuberculosis of the skin
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Napkin eruptions
  • Fungal or bacterial skin infections without suitable concomitant anti-infective therapy
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Ulcerative conditions
  • Perianal and genital pruritus

Betamethasone + Salicylic Acid may have the following side effects:

  • Irritation
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Dryness
  • Folliculitis
  • Maceration of skin
  • Skin atrophy
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Acneiform eruptions
  • Secondary infection
  • Hypo pigmentation
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Striae
  • Miliaria

Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Absorption of corticosteroid through the skin is increased when used with occlusive dressings
  • Avoid long term continuous therapy
  • Children
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation

Interactions

Betamethasone + Salicylic Acid may interact with the following medicines:

  • Aspirin
  • Diuretics
  • Warfarin
  • Cyclosporine
  • Ketoconazole
  • Insulin or diabetes medications
  • Rifampin
  • Seizure medications such as phenytoin or phenobarbital
  • Symptoms of overdose include pituitary-adrenal suppression and Cushing’s disease. Seek medical help immediately.Available Brands
    • Diprosal
    • Prosalic
    • Salison

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