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Betamethasone 17-valerate

1,4-Pregnadiene-11β,17α,21-triol-9α-fluoro-16β-methyl-3,20-dione 17-valerate, 9α-Fluoro-16β-methylprednisolone 17-valerate, Betnovate, 9α-Fluoro-16β-methyl-11β,17α,21-trihydroxy-1,4-pregnadiene-3,20-dione 17-valerate
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Schering Plough

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25, 100, 500 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Betamethasone 17-valerate is a synthetic glucocorticoid. It exhibitstherapeutic effects against various allergic and inflammatory skin diseases. Betamethasone 17-valerate also possesses anti-inflammatory properties.

Features and Benefits

This compound was developed by Schering Plough. To browse the list of other pharma-developed compounds and Approved Drugs/Drug Candidates, click here.


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Repr. 1B - STOT RE 2

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6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Effect of five anti-inflammatory steroids on collagen and glycoaminoglycan synthessis in vitro
Saarni H, et al.
British Journal of Dermatology, 103(2), 167-173 (1980)
Luigi Naldi et al.
American journal of clinical dermatology, 12(3), 191-201 (2011-02-03)
Corticosteroids are a versatile option for the treatment of mild-to-moderate psoriasis due to their availability in a wide range of potencies and formulations. Occlusion of the corticosteroid is a widely accepted procedure to enhance the penetration of the medication, thereby...
Jin Zhang et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 100(3), 896-903 (2010-09-15)
Corticosteroids are therapeutic agents widely used in the pharmacological treatment of skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis. Unfortunately, their use is restricted by the side effects that frequently occur at the systemic level. The goal of the research described...
Rosita Saraceno et al.
The Journal of dermatological treatment, 21(6), 363-366 (2010-06-12)
Prurigo nodularis is a distressing condition characterized by the presence of multiple nodules associated with intense pruritus. To assess the clinical efficacy and safety of betamethasone valerate 0.1% tape and a moisturizing itch-relief cream in prurigo nodularis. Twelve patients were...
Jayalakshmi Somuramasami et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 54(1), 242-247 (2010-09-11)
Currently, there are no analytical methods available in the literature that can simultaneously separate and quantitate residual levels of acetone, methylene chloride, n-butyl ether and dimethylsulfoxide in Betamethasone valerate active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This paper describes the development and validation...

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