Beloderm belongs to the group of glucocorticoids.
It has anti-inflammatory, anti-exudative, antipruritic, immunostimulating, vasoconstrictive and antiallergic properties. When applied, cell migration in the area of inflammation is reduced, which significantly reduces edema. By reducing the negative impact of pathogenic microorganisms, a decrease in the rate of development of dermatological skin diseases may be noticed.
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Clinical and pharmacological group
GKS. Suppresses the function of leukocytes and tissue macrophages. Limits the migration of leukocytes to the area of inflammation.
Pharmacy sales terms
It is released on prescription.
How much is Beloderm? The average price in pharmacies is at the level of 90 rubles.
Release form and composition
Beloderm is produced in the form of a white homogeneous cream, which does not contain mechanical impurities, in 15, 20, 30 and 40 g of aluminum tubes.
- 1 gram of cream contains 640 mcg of betamethasone dipropionate and the following excipients - phosphoric acid, chlorocresol, macrogol cetostearate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate monohydrate, cetostearyl alcohol, petroleum jelly, sodium hydroxide, water and mineral oil.
Beloderm is also produced in the form of a translucent white homogeneous 0.05% ointment, in aluminum tubes of 15, 20, 30 and 40 g. One gram of ointment contains 640 mcg of betamethasone dipropionate and auxiliary substances - petroleum jelly and mineral oil.
The drug is a hormone of synthetic nature - glucocorticoid. In the human body, this type of hormone produces the adrenal cortex. They have versatile pharmacological action:
Indications for use
Beloderm is indicated for use in:
- Discoid lupus erythematosus;
- Contact dermatitis, including professional;
- Atopic dermatitis;
- Non-allergic dermatitis, including radiation and solar dermatitis;
- Red lichen;
- Exudative erythema multiforme;
- Allergic contact dermatitis;
- Reactions to insect bites;
- Various forms of eczema;
- Pruritus of various etiologies;
- Bullous dermatosis.
Beloderm can be prescribed both for the treatment of these diseases, and in the period of exacerbation of chronic forms. It also has a positive effect on the condition of the skin, improves its health and appearance.
Beloderma use is contraindicated for acne vulgaris, open wounds, patient hypersensitivity to the components of the drug, skin tuberculosis, chicken pox, trophic ulcers, tumors of the subcutaneous structures and skin.
Also, the drug is not prescribed to children under six months, in cases of rosacea, skin post-vaccination reactions and manifestations of syphilis, bacterial, viral and fungal infections of the skin.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
In pregnancy, Beloderma may be prescribed only in cases where the expected effect of therapy for the mother outweighs the potential risk to the developing fetus. The use of the drug during lactation is permissible only for strict indications. It is important to consider that the ointment and cream can not be applied to the mammary glands before feeding the baby.
Instructions for use
The instructions for use indicate that only external use of Beloderm cream or ointment is allowed.
The drug is easily rubbed into cleansed, dry skin up to 3 times a day. It is recommended to apply a small amount of cream, sufficient to create a thin ball of the drug on the treated area. In most cases, it is enough to use the drug Beloderm 1-2 times a day. If the next application was missed, you should use the cream as soon as the patient remembers. If the application was missed and the next application is already necessary, the dose should not be doubled.
When using betamethasone in children, as well as in patients with lesions of the face, the course of treatment should not exceed 5 days.
Usually such effects appear with long-term treatment with glucocorticosteroid drugs. The following skin changes are possible: stretch marks, acne, excessive hair growth, atrophy, loss of pigment, and so on. In addition, a secondary infection may join the primary inflammation. The emergence of any of these conditions should mark the termination of Beloderm therapy and contact a doctor for a new treatment regimen.
Overdose means for external use - hard, but possible. Particular care should be taken when treating children, applying Beloderma to large areas of the skin, using dressings. Then the patient feels weak, becomes sluggish, his body mass increases, the skin becomes dry and so on. This condition is described as an excess of adrenal hormones or hypercorticism. It is reversible - the main thing is to stop using the hormone as soon as possible.
Systemic overdose may occur if the drug is applied in large quantities on a large area of the skin, while applying occlusive coatings. There are cases of chronic overdose when using the tool for more than three weeks. Symptoms of overdose is the depression of the functions of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal system.
With extreme caution Beloderm applied:
- In diseases of the cardiovascular system (after a heart attack, with heart failure, hypertension).
- In diseases of the endocrine system - diabetes, hypothyroidism, obesity, or thyrotoxicosis.
- In renal or hepatic failure.
- The presence of immunodeficiency, in particular HIV or AIDS.
- When diagnosing diseases of the gastrointestinal tract: ulcers, gastritis, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis or esophagitis.
- 8 weeks before and 2 weeks after vaccination.
- In the presence of infectious diseases of fungal, viral or bacterial etiology (simple or herpes zoster, measles, chicken pox and mycosis).
- In the presence of parasitic invasions.
Not indicated for the treatment of neonatal hyaline membrane disease.
It should not be used externally for the treatment of primary skin lesions during fungal (eg, candidiasis, trichophytosis) and bacterial (eg impetigo) infections, perianal and anogenital itching.
Beloderm enhances the action of cardiac glycosides. In combination with diuretics increases the excretion of potassium. When combined with hypoglycemic agents or anticoagulants reduces their effect.
Use in combination with NSAIDs increases the risk of erosive and ulcerative lesions and bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract.
Users note that with various skin problems, first aid after beloderma use comes very quickly: itching, pain, hyperemia subsides, discomfort disappears. Like users, the cost of the drug is relatively small.
We picked up some reviews of people about the drug Beloderm:
- Vladimir. For several years now I have been using Beloderm ointment to relieve attacks of psoriasis. I am satisfied with the drug: it very quickly relieves the condition and completely relieves discomfort. It is convenient to use, because the ointment has a good texture and is very easy to apply. So far, everything is fine and I do not see any need to change the drug to another.
With careless handling, there is a review that, along with an excellent result for seborrheic dermatitis, a side effect was manifested - hair loss, the menstrual cycle was disturbed, the general condition worsened.
List of structural analogues (with the same active substance):
- Belogent (combined drug);
The list of analogues based on other corticosteroids:
Before using analogues consult your doctor.
Storage conditions and shelf life
Store in a dark place, out of reach of children, at a temperature not higher than 25⁰С. The shelf life of the ointment and cream is four years. Do not use beyond the expiration date printed on the package.