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What is Betamethasone Used For?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

Betamethasone is a corticosteroid used to treat a variety of skin conditions that cause itchy, swollen and irritated skin.

These treatments are available on prescription only, because they’re stronger than other treatments like hydrocortisone cream, and come as: 

  • Creams
  • Ointments
  • Lotions
  • Medicated plasters 

What is a corticosteroid?

Corticosteroids like betamethasone are a group of medications that work by calming down overactive immune responses in the body, which helps to reduce inflammation. 

Betamethasone is known for being particularly effective in managing inflammation.

What is Betamethasone Used For?

Betamethasone is used to treat skin-related issues, such as: 

  • Eczema and Dermatitis: These skin conditions often result in redness, itching, and discomfort. Betamethasone’s anti-inflammatory properties can provide relief by calming down the skin’s overactive immune response.


  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis causes thick, scaly patches on the skin. Betamethasone helps to reduce the inflammation and soothe the skin, promoting healing.


  • Contact Dermatitis: When your skin reacts to allergens or irritants, it can lead to contact dermatitis. Betamethasone aids in relieving the itching and redness associated with this condition.

Order Your Prescription Online with Healthera

If you’ve been prescribed betamethasone to treat your skin condition by your GP, you can now place your order online from your local pharmacy with Healthera. 

It only takes a few minutes to set up your prescription for collection or home delivery. 

To get started, simply click the button below: 

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