Beloderm - Use | Dose | Side Effects

This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.

Beloderm is a drug that contains an active substance called beclomethasone. It belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids. This medicine is usually found in the form of a cream and it is applied to the skin to treat psoriasis, eczema and various skin inflammations.


It should be avoided in the following conditions:

  • If you are allergic to Beloderm or the active substance beclomethasone and other similar medications such as:
    • dexamethasone,
    • fluticasone,
    • prednisolone and others. Symptoms of an allergy include:
      • skin rash,
      • itching of the skin,
      • redness of the skin.
  • Acne
  • If you have rosacea (facial redness)
  • Viral skin infection (such as pox)
  • If you have liver disorders

Keep in mind that it should not be used for longer period of time.

Avoid eye contact, because it may cause irritation. Do not cover the area to which you applied Beloderm cream with a bandage!

Cream can cause stretch marks if you apply it under the armpits or around the anus. Do not apply cream to larger areas of skin.

Beloderm cream is not recommended for use in babies.

Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Cream can be used in pregnancy only if the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the child.

If you apply Beloderm to your breast, avoid breastfeeding.

Use and Dose

Beloderm cream is applied to the affected area in a thin layer. Do not use cream for more than 21 days, unless your doctor recommended so. Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.

In children, Beloderm should not be used for longer than 7 days.

Use with other medications (Interactions)

Tell your doctor about all medications and herbal medicines you are taking.

It is very important to inform your doctor if you are applying any other skin product.

Side effects

Beloderm cream may cause the following side effects:

  1. itching of the skin,
  2. skin rash,
  3. redness of the skin,
  4. stretch marks,
  5. expansion of capillaries of the skin that can be seen,
  6. acne,
  7. blisters on the skin,
  8. inflammation of the hair follicles,
  9. increased hair growth,
  10. change in skin color,
  11. skin infections,
  12. allergy and others.

Tell your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects.

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