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Betamethasone Basic information
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  • hormone drugsBetamethasone, belongs to adrenal corticosteroids, it is a isomer of dexamethasone , and the role of betamethasone is similiar to prednisolone and dexamethasone , it has anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-allergic and suppression of the immune and other pharmacological effects, its anti-inflammatory effect is stronger than dexamethasone, triamcinolone, hydrocortisone etc. , it can reduce and prevent tissue response to inflammation and eliminate heat, redness and swelling caused by local non-infectious inflammation, thereby reducing the performance of inflammation, anti-inflammatory effect of this product 0.3mg is equal to dexamethasone 0.75mg, prednisone 5mg or 25mg cortisone .
    Betamethasone sodium retention effect is a hundred times more than hydrocortisone, in primary adrenal hypofunction, it can be used together with glucocorticoid for replacement therapy ,and it is used for preventing or inhibiting cell-mediated immune response, delaying allergic reactions and reducing the primary immune response expansion ,it is used for low renin and low aldosterone syndrome and autonomic neuropathy induced orthostatic hypotension.
    Currently betamethasone is also used for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, severe bronchial asthma, severe dermatitis, acute leukemia, atopic dermatitis, eczema, neurodermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and pruritus and comprehensive treatment of certain infections.
    The product is contraindicated in severe psychiatric history, active duodenal ulcer, recent gastrointestinal anastomosis, heavier osteoporosis, overt diabetes, severe hypertension, virus , bacterial, fungal infections which are failed to control by the use of antimicrobial agents , thrombophlebitis, skin infections, such as impetigo, tinea, jock itch and so on.
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  • Chemical PropertiesWhite crystalline powder. Mp 231-234 deg.] C (decomposition). Odorless. Acetate Betamethasone ([987-24-6]) is also white crystalline powder, melting point 205-208 ℃, slightly soluble in alcohol, ethanol, and very slightly soluble in chloroform or ether, insoluble in water, odorless.
  • UsesHormone drugs.It is mainly used for anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. It is suitable for rheumatoid arthritis and various skin diseases. Betamethasone role is similiar to dexamethasone, its anti-inflammatory effect is stronger than dexamethasone, triamcinolone, hydrocortisone and it has few side effects.
  • production methodAccording to U.S. Patent No. 3,164,618, betamethasone acetate is dealt with hydrochloric acid in methanol-chloroform-water mixture , it can be converted to betamethasone.
  • CategoryToxic substances
  • Toxicity gradingMiddle toxic
  • Acute toxicityOral-mouse LD50:> 4500 mg/kg
  • Flammability and hazard characteristicsCombustible;Its combustion produces toxic fumes of fluoride.
  • Storage CharacteristicsVentilated, low-temperature ,dry storeroom.
  • Extinguishing agentDry powder , foam, sand, carbon dioxide, water spray.
  • DescriptionShortly after the introduction of dexamethasone, betamethasone, which differs from dexamethasone only in configuration of the 16-methyl group, was made available for the treatment of rheumatic diseases and dermatologic disorders. This analogue, which contains a 16β-methyl group, has received sufficient clinical trial examination to indicate that it is as effective as dexamethasone or, perhaps, even slightly more active. Although this drug has been reported to be less toxic than other steroids, some clinical investigators suggest that it is best used for short-term therapy.
  • Chemical PropertiesWhite to Off-White Solid
  • OriginatorCelestone,Schering,US,1961
  • Usesglucocorticoid, antiinflammatory
  • UsesBetamethasone is a glucocorticoid used as an anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Usesanti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive
  • Manufacturing ProcessBetamethasone acetate is converted to betamethasone by means of hydrochloric acid in a methanol-chloroform-water mixture as described in US Patent 3,164,618.
  • brand nameCelestone Syrup and Tablets (Schering).
  • Therapeutic FunctionGlucocorticoid
  • General DescriptionBetamethasone, 9-fluoro-11β,17,21-trihydroxy-16β-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione,is available as a variety of ester derivatives.
    Betamethasone valerate, USP (17-valerate)
    Betamethasone acetate, USP (21-acetate)
    Betamethasone sodium phosphate, USP (21-sodiumphosphate)
    Betamethasone dipropionate, USP (17-propionate,21-propionate).
  • Side effectsToxic side effects, such as increased appetite, weight gain, and facial mooning, occur with prolonged use.
  • Safety ProfileLow toxicity by ingestion. Anexperimental teratogen. Other experimental reproductiveeffects. When heated to decomposition it emits toxicfumes of F-.
  • Chemical SynthesisBetamethasone is 9α-fluoro-16β-methyl-11 β,17,21-trihydroxypregna- 1,4-dien-3,20-dione, or simply 9α-fluoro-16β-methylprednisolone (27.1.52). As seen from the chemical name of the drug, betamethasone only differs from dexamethasone in the orientation of the methyl group at C16. The proposed method of synthesis differs from the other method in a number of details and successive reactions besides the first stage, in particular concerning the addition of the methyl group at C16 of the steroid ring. Betamethasone, like dexamethasone, is synthesized from 3α-acetoxy-16-pregnen-11,20-dione; however, the methyl group at C16 of the steroid ring is not reacted with methylbromide, but rather is reacted with diazomethane followed by hydrogenation of the double bond between carbon atoms C16–C17 of the steroid ring using a palladium on carbon catalyst, which results in the corresponding β-orientation of the introduced methyl group.
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  • Purification MethodsBetamethasone crystallises from ethyl acetate, and has max at 238nm (log 4.18) in MeOH. The 21-acetate [287-24-6] crystallises from Me2CO/Et2O (charcoal) m 196-201o (205-208o) and has [] D 20 +140o (CHCl3). [Taub et al. J Am Chem Soc 82 4012 1960, Olivetto et al. J Am Chem Soc 80 6688 1958, Beilstein 8 IV 3501.]
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