Betamethasone Dipropionate is a man-made corticosteroid that is generally used on the skin. It has the potential to mimic the anti-inflammatory action of cortisol. Corticosteroids have an anti-inflammatory ability which overpowers the immune system reaction. They are highly used in cases of potent anti-inflammatory responses, especially in the cases where the immune system has to perform a fundamental role. Betamethasone was approved in 1983 by FDA.
Betamethasone Dipropionate is a cream found in a class of drugs known as topical steroids with anti-infectives. It is a combination of a corticosteroid and antifungal drugs.
Betamethasone Dipropionate is used in the medication of certain fungal infections that include athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It is capable of relieving the swelling, redness and itching that are attributed to the infections above.
The drug functions by surrounding and weakening the cell membrane of certain fungi. Betamethasone Dipropionate interacts with drugs like fish oil, Lipitor, Vitamin D3, Synthroid, Aspirin Low Strength, Vitamin B12, Cymbalta, Nexium, Lyrica, Advair Diskus among others. Consult your doctor before taking other drugs with Betamethasone Dipropionate.