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Betamethasone

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Synonym(s): Corticosteroid, glucocorticoid.


Introduction

Name

  • Betamethasone.

Class of drug

  • Corticosteroid, glucocorticoid.

Description

Chemical name

  • (11-beta,16-beta)-9-fluoro-11,17,21-trihydroxy-16-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione.

Molecular formula

  • C22H29FO5.

Physical properties

  • There are various preparations available.
No preparations licensed for use in cattle (UK).

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • Do not store in fridge or freezer.

Uses

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Indications

  • Shock.
    Early administration of a large IV dose may be beneficial in circulatory failure or shock irrespective of the cause.
  • Inflammatory and allergic disorders.
  •  Induction of parturition.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Yolande Bishop (2005) The Veterinary Formulary. 6th edn. Published in association with the British Veterinary Association.
  • NOAH compendium of datasheets.
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