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Betamethasone Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 0.6 mg; 6 mg/mL; 4 mg/mL; 0.6 mg/5 mL; valerate; dipropionate; sodium phosphate; acetate

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatological Disorders

Acetate with phosphate: 0.2 mL per square cm intramuscular route only. Maximum dose: 1 mL/week.

Usual Adult Dose for Bursitis

Acetate with phosphate: the following are given at 3 to 7 day intervals:
Under heloma durum or heloma molle: 0.25 to 0.5 mL
Under calcaneal spur: 0.5 mL
Over hallux rigidus or digiti quinti varus: 0.5 mL

Usual Adult Dose for Gouty Arthritis

Acetate with phosphate: 0.5 to 1 mL in affected foot at 3 to 7 day intervals

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoarthritis

Acetate with phosphate:
Very large joints: 1 to 2 mL
Large joints: 1 mL
Medium joints: 0.5 to 1 mL
Small joints: 0.25 to 0.5 mL

Usual Adult Dose for Anti-inflammatory

Tablet and syrup: 0.6 to 7.2 mg/day orally.
Sodium phosphate: Intravenous up to 9 mg/day
Acetate with phosphate: Intramuscular only: 0.6 to 9 mg/day divided every 12 to 24 hours (Not for Intravenous use)

Usual Pediatric Dose for Anti-inflammatory

Intramuscular: 0.0175 to 0.125 mg base/kg/day divided every 6 to 12 hours.

Oral: 0.0175 to 0.25 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Dose Adjustments

Dosage adjustment should be based on severity of condition treated and response of patient.


Avoid abrupt withdrawal after long-term therapy.


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Further information

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