Generic Name: Betamethasone Spray (bay ta METH a sone)
Brand Name: Sernivo
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 19, 2020.
Uses of Sernivo:
- It is used to treat plaque psoriasis.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Sernivo?
- If you are allergic to Sernivo (betamethasone spray); any part of Sernivo (betamethasone spray); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have thinning of the skin where you are putting Sernivo (betamethasone spray).
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Sernivo (betamethasone spray).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Sernivo (betamethasone spray) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Sernivo?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Sernivo (betamethasone spray). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor.
- Use care when using on a large part of the skin. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not use to treat diaper rash or redness. Avoid putting Sernivo (betamethasone spray) in the diaper area.
- This medicine may raise the chance of cataracts or glaucoma. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not give to a child younger than 18 years of age.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
- If you are breast-feeding, do not put Sernivo (betamethasone spray) right on the nipple or the area right around it.
How is this medicine (Sernivo) best taken?
Use Sernivo (betamethasone spray) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
- Do not take Sernivo (betamethasone spray) by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings) unless told to do so by the doctor.
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- Do not put on the face, underarms, or the groin area unless told to do so by the doctor.
- Shake well before use.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Signs of a weak adrenal gland like a very bad upset stomach or throwing up, very bad dizziness or passing out, muscle weakness, feeling very tired, mood changes, not hungry, or weight loss.
- Signs of Cushing's disease like weight gain in the upper back or belly, moon face, very bad headache, or slow healing.
- Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
- Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth).
- Skin irritation.
- Thinning of the skin.
- Change in eyesight.
What are some other side effects of Sernivo?
- Burning or stinging.
- Dry skin.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Sernivo?
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Throw away any part not used after 28 days.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Sernivo (betamethasone spray), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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