Side Effects & Warnings
The following have been reported infrequently with the use of this cream: burning, itching, dryness, irritation, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation.
Itching, irritation, dryness and a burning sensation on the area of application are the commonly noted side effects. Sometimes it is also found to suppress the production of cortisol in the body.
Application of this medication is not prescribed in pregnant animals as it can induce fetal abnormalities. After applying this medication, do not cover the area of application with adhesive bandages or plastic wraps. It is also advised not to use this medication along with other dietary supplements, herbal preparations and non prescription medicines. Patients with past history of allergy to other corticosteroids should avoid using betamethasone dipropionate.
A regular dosage of .25 to 0.5 milliliter per 20 pounds of body weight is usually suggested. The prescription may vary according to the severity of the condition. The medication should be applied on to the effected area in small quantities. It is not advised to use two doses at once. In case a dose is missed, skip it and continue with the next dose. If the symptoms do not improve or in case, worsens after a few days of application, it is advised to consult the vet immediately.
Use as directed by your veterinarian.