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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Betamethasone (betamethasone/calcipotriene topical) is a member of the drug class glucocorticoids and is used to treat Bursitis, Crohn's Disease - Acute, Dermatological Disorders, Gouty Arthritis, Inflammatory Conditions, Osteoarthritis and Ulcerative Colitis - Active.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category


Chemical Name

9-fluoro-11β,17,21-trihydroxy-16β-metylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione (WHO, Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Betametasone (OS: DCIT)
  • Betamethasone (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Bétaméthasone (OS: DCF)
  • 4-08-00-03501 (Beilstein) (IS)
  • BRN 3176546 (IS)
  • Flubenisolone (IS)
  • NSC-39470 (IS)
  • Sch 4831 (IS)
  • UNII-9842X06Q6M (IS)
  • Visubeta (IS)
  • Betamethason (PH: Ph. Eur. 9.3)
  • Betamethasone (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Eur. 9.3, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Bétaméthasone (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasonum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9.3, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Betamethasone Dipropionate (OS: BANM, USAN, JAN)
  • BRN 3638108 (IS)
  • S-3440 (IS)
  • Sch 11460 (Schering) (IS)
  • UNII-826Y60901U (IS)
  • Betamethasondipropionat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Bétaméthasone (dipropionate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasone dipropionate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasone Dipropionate (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, USP 41)
  • Betamethasoni dipropionas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasone Benzoate (OS: USAN)
  • MS 1112 (IS)
  • UNII-877K0XW47A (IS)
  • W 5975 (IS)
  • Betamethasone Benzoate (PH: USP 41)
  • Betamethasone Valerate (OS: BANM, USAN, JAN)
  • B 17-V (IS)
  • Betamethason-17-pentanoat (IS)
  • UNII-9IFA5XM7R2 (IS)
  • Bétaméthasone (valérate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasone Valerate (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Betamethasone valerate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasoni valeras (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Betamethasonvalerat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasone Acetate (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Betamethasoni acetas (IS)
  • UNII-TI05AO53L7 (IS)
  • Betamethasonacetat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Bétaméthasone (acétate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasone Acetate (PH: BP 2018, USP 41)
  • Betamethasone acetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasoni acetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • UNII-7BK02SCL3W (IS)
  • Betamethasondihydrogenphosphat-Dinatrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Bétaméthasone (phosphate sodique de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasone sodium phosphate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, USP 41)
  • Betamethasoni natrii phosphas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Betamethasone Butyrate Propionate (OS: JAN)
  • BBP (IS)
  • TO-186 (IS)
  • UNII-50FH5AG9RW (IS)
  • Betamethasone 21-acetate 17-valerate (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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