betamethasone

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betamethasone

[¦bād·ə′meth·ə‚zōn]
(pharmacology)
A white, crystalline powder with a melting point of 240°C; a corticosteroid hormone.
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Depo-Medrol and Kenalog are semi-particulate solutions that are less soluble than Celestone and, therefore, theoretically may have poorer spread in the epidural space.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate and Betamethasone Acetate Injectable Suspension, USP, a generic version of Schering Corporation's Celestone Soluspan .
based manufacturer of Celestone Soluspan, has requested that hospitals conserve their supplies of the injectable steroid for prenatal use only.
Making things still worse, re quests for Schering-Plough's brand name formulation of betamethasone, Celestone, a well-studied al ternative to dexamethasone, are also on back order, according to a company spokesperson.