Betamethasone is a corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive abilities, used especially where water retention is undesirable. It is applied as a topical cream, ointment, lotion or gel to treat itching (e.g. from eczema). more...
Corticosteroid used to stimulate fetal lung maturation and to decrease the incidence and mortality from intracranial hemorrhage in premature infants.
As it crosses the placenta, which is required for its beneficial effects, it may also be associated with complications, such as hypoglycemia and leucocytosis in newborns exposed in utero.
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