Celestoderm cream Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Precautions & Warnings

Celestoderm Relais

Generic drug of the Therapeutic class: Dermatology
Active ingredients:  Betamethasone

Medicinal product withdrawn from the market on 05/23/2012

what is celestoderm medication used for and indication?

Celestoderm cream is more particularly intended for acute, oozing lesions

Celestoderm Relais is intended for relaying corticosteroids of stronger activity.

  1. Preferred indications where local corticosteroid therapy is considered the best treatment:
    • contact eczema,
    • atopic dermatitis.
  2. Indications where local corticosteroid therapy is one of the usual treatments :
    • stasis dermatitis,
    • relay psoriasis, in folds or in children,
    • seborrheic dermatitis.
  3. Indications of circumstance for a short period :
    • insect bites and parasitic prurigo after etiological treatment.
    • Note: each dermatosis must be treated with a corticosteroid of the most appropriate level, knowing that depending on the results, it may be necessary to substitute a product with a stronger or weaker activity on all or part of the lesions.

celestoderm Dosage

  • Treatment should be limited to 1 to 2 applications per day.
  • An increase in the number of daily applications may worsen the side effects without improving the therapeutic effects.
  • The treatment of large surfaces requires monitoring the number of tubes used.
  • It is advisable to apply the product in spaced strokes, then to spread it by massaging lightly until it is fully absorbed.
  • Certain dermatoses (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, etc.) make gradual cessation desirable. It can be obtained by reducing the frequency of applications and / or by using a less strong or less dosed corticosteroid.

celestoderm Contraindications

Never use CELESTODERM RELAIS 0.05 PER CENT, cream in the following cases:

  • allergy to any component of the drug
  • ulcerated lesions
  • acne
  • rosacea
  • infectious diseases of the skin of viral (herpes, shingles, chickenpox …), bacterial (example: impetigo …), mycotic (due to microscopic fungi) or parasitic origin.
  • application to the eyelids.


how does celestoderm work?


(D: Dermatology).

  • Topical corticosteroids are classified into 4 activity levels according to skin vasoconstriction tests: very strong, strong, moderate, weak activity.
  • Célestoderm Relais cream is moderately active.
  • Active on certain inflammatory processes (for example: contact hypersensitivity) and the pruritic effect which is linked to them.
  • Vasoconstrictor. Inhibits cell multiplication.

How To Store celestoderm ?

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Expiration date

  • Do not use CELESTODERM RELAIS 0.05 PERCENT, cream after the expiry date stated on the box. The expiration date refers to the last day of the month.

Storage conditions

  • No special storage conditions.

celestoderm Side Effects

  • The prolonged use of corticosteroids of strong activity can lead to atrophy of the skin, telangiectasias (to be feared particularly on the face), stretch marks (at the root of the limbs in particular, and occurring more readily in adolescents), ecchymotic purpura secondary to atrophy, skin fragility.
  • On the face, corticosteroids can create perioral dermatitis or worsen rosacea (see contraindications, warnings and precautions for use).
  •  A delay in healing of sluggish wounds, bedsores, leg ulcers may be observed (see contraindications).
  •  Possibility of systemic effects (see warnings: cushingoid syndrome, growth retardation, acute adrenal insufficiency).
  • Acneiform or pustular eruptions, hypertrichosis, depigmentations have been reported.
  • Secondary infections, particularly under occlusive dressings or in the folds, and allergic contact dermatoses have also been reported with the use of local corticosteroids.

celestoderm Interactions

Interactions with other drugs

Taking or using other medicines

  • Considering local use of this product: At recommended doses, betamethasone for topical use is not likely to cause medically significant drug interactions.
  • If you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions with food and drink

  • Not applicable.
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Interactions with phytotherapy products or alternative therapies

  • Not applicable.
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Effects on ability to Drive and use machines

  • Not applicable.
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Warnings and Precautions

Take special care with CELESTODERM RELAIS 0.05 PERCENT, cream:

Precautions for use

This medication should be used in accordance with the doctor’s advice:

  • ·do not apply to the face except in the event of a formal prescription from your doctor,
  • ·avoid applications over a large area, under an occlusive dressing because of the possibility of part of the active principle passing into the blood,
  • ·avoid prolonged application, on the face, in the folds,
  • ·any irritation or infection should be reported to your doctor,
  • ·if an intolerance reaction appears, the treatment should be stopped.

This medicine contains chlorocresol and may cause allergic reactions.

This medicine contains cetostearyl alcohol and may cause local skin reactions (eg eczema).




  • No teratogenicity studies have been performed with topical corticosteroids.
  • However, studies concerning the intake of oral corticosteroids have not revealed a higher risk of malformation than that observed in the general population.


  • During oral treatment, breast-feeding should be avoided because corticosteroids are excreted in breast milk.

What happens if I overdose from celestoderm ?

If you used more CELESTODERM RELAIS 0.05 PERCENT, cream than you should:

Always use CELESTODERM RELAIS 0.05 PERCENT, cream as your doctor has told you. If you accidentally applied more CELESTODERM RELAIS 0.05 PERCENT, cream than prescribed by your doctor, do not worry but avoid reproducing it. Excessive or prolonged use of topical corticosteroids can cause manifestations of hypercorticism, including Cushing’s disease.

Treatment: Appropriate symptomatic treatment is indicated.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to use CELESTODERM RELAIS 0.05 PERCENT, cream:

Do not apply a double dose to make up for the dose you forgot to apply.

What happens if you stop taking celestoderm ?

  • Not applicable.
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What is  Forms and Composition ?

Appearance and shape

  • Lack of information in the MA.
  • 25 g tube (painted aluminum).


Active ingredient Cream : Betamethasone 50 mg ** per unit dose

  • Active ingredients: Betamethasone
  • Excipients with known effects ? : Cetostearyl alcohol
  • Other excipients: Chlorocresol, Macrogol monocetyl ether 1000, Vaseline, Liquid paraffin, Sodium dihydrogenphosphate monohydrate, Concentrated phosphoric acid, Purified water


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Special warnings:

  • For pregnant and breastfeeding women, the elderly, boys and drivers, and use before surgery.

Side effects:

  • It treats possible side effects and drug interactions that require attention and its effect on continuous use.
  • The information contained in this medicine is based on medical literature, but it is not a substitute for consulting a doctor.
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