What is it?
Betamethasone 17,21-dipropionate is a glucocorticoid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive activity. It can come in many forms including creams, ointments, lotions, aerosol sprays, gels, and nasal inhalers to treat itching and inflammation.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and, on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

Uses:
  • Topical treatment of itching and minor skin condition such as eczema
Other names for Betamethasone 17,21-dipropionate:
  • 9α-Fluoro-11β, 17α, 21-trihydroxy-16β-methyl-1,4-pregnadiene-3,20-dione 17,21-Dipropionate
  • Diprolene
  • Diprolene AF
  • Luxiq
  • Beta-Val
  • Diprosone
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
In most patients, cross-reaction is only for cortisones used topically. This test does not predict, nor make any statement about cortisone taken internally (oral or injection).
  • Alclomethasone dipropionate
  • Beclomethasone dipropionate
  • Betamethasone
  • Clobetasol propionate
  • Clocortolone

How safe is it?

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