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  2. Betamethasone Dipropionate
    Generic for Alphatrex
    45g tube of creams $18.5 USD
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    Generic for Diprolene AF
    50g tube of creams $6.8 USD
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    Generic for Diprolene AF
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Do you need a prescription for betamethasone?

Yes, betamethasone is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is betamethasone without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase betamethasone, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for betamethasone in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a betamethasone savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your betamethasone with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a betamethasone coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide betamethasone coupons or FREE betamethasone samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for betamethasone in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much betamethasone?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using betamethasone. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much betamethasone. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic betamethasone?

Generic betamethasone refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive. It comes as betamethasone dipropionate and betamethasone valerate.

FDA approval of betamethasone

Betamethasone is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the topical treatment of various inflammatory and immune-related skin conditions.

Active ingredient of betamethasone

The active ingredient of betamethasone is betamethasone.

US brand name of betamethasone and manufacturer

Betamethasone is available under various brand names in the US, including Celestone Soluspan (betamethasone sodium phosphate and betamethasone acetate), Sernivo and Diprolene. These medications are manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies. Luxiq is also available in foam formulation.

UK brand name of betamethasone and manufacturer

In the UK, betamethasone is available under various brand names, and the manufacturers may vary. Branded product in UK include Diprosone and Betnovate.

Prescription requirement for betamethasone

A prescription (Rx) is required for betamethasone in both the US and the UK.

Availability of betamethasone in the UK with NHS prescription

Betamethasone is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by betamethasone

Betamethasone is used to treat a wide range of inflammatory and immune-related conditions, including allergic reactions, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and certain autoimmune diseases.

How does betamethasone work?

Betamethasone belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by suppressing the immune system and reducing inflammation in the body. This helps alleviate dryness symptoms associated with various inflammatory conditions.

Forms of betamethasone available

Betamethasone is available in various forms, including topical creams, ointments, lotions, gels, foams and injections. The specific form and strength depend on the condition being treated. Betamethasone topical treatments are stored at room temperature.

Dosage of betamethasone

The dose of betamethasone may vary depending on the specific condition being treated, the severity of the condition, and individual patient factors. It is important to follow the medical advice provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for betamethasone use

Betamethasone should be used exactly as directed by a healthcare professional. The specific instructions for use depend on the form of the medication. It is important to apply or administer the medication only to the affected area and avoid contact with healthy skin or mucous membranes.

Warnings and precautions for betamethasone

  • Prolonged use of topical corticosteroids or excessive doses may increase the risk of side effects. It is important to use the medication as directed and follow the recommended treatment duration. Long term use of any steriod can cause glaucoma
  • It may interact with certain medications, especially other corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all medications being taken in case of adverse effects

Using betamethasone during pregnancy

Betamethasone may be used during pregnancy if the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks. Consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to assess the individual situation.

Using betamethasone while breastfeeding

Betamethasone is generally considered safe to use while breastfeeding. However, it is important to avoid applying the medication to the breast area to prevent ingestion by the infant. Consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to discuss the specific situation.

Possible side effects of betamethasone

Common side effects of betamethasone may include skin irritation, burning or itching at the application site, and thinning of the skin with prolonged use. Serious side effects are rare but can include adrenal suppression, Cushing’s syndrome, and increased susceptibility to infections.

Interactions with other drugs

Topical steroids may interact with other medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to betamethasone

Other corticosteroids used to treat inflammatory and immune-related conditions include hydrocortisone, prednisone, and dexamethasone.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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