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Brand name: Celestone Chronodose

Celestone Chronodose is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) betamethasone acetate + betamethasone sodium phosphate. On this page you will find out more about Celestone Chronodose, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: betamethasone acetate + betamethasone sodium phosphate

Information for medicine and pack size:
Celestone Chronodose injection suspension, 5 x 1 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Celestone Chronodose is indicated in the treatment of both severe and moderate conditions in acute and chronic self-limiting diseases responsive to systemic corticosteroid therapy and is especially useful in patients for whom treatment with oral corticosteroid medication is not feasible. Representative conditions: Rheumatic Disorders: rheumatoid arthritis, acute and subacute bursitis, epicondylitis, acute non-specific tenosynovitis, myositis, fibrositis, tendonitis, psoriatic arthritis. Collagen Diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, dermatomyositis. Allergic States: status asthmaticus, chronic bronchial asthma, seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis, severe allergic bronchitis, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, hypersensitivity reactions to drug and insect bites. Dermatologic Conditions: localised, hypertrophic infiltrated lesions of lichen planus, psoriatic plaques, granuloma annulare and lichen simplex chronicus(neurodermatitis). keloids, discoid lupus erythematosus, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, alopecia areata. Antepartum use in the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants when it is deemed necessary to induce labour prior to the thirty-second week of gestation becomes inevitable because of obstetric complication. Celestone Chronodose injection should also be considered for prophylactic treatment if the foetus is known to have a low lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio (or decreased foam stability test on amniotic fluid).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear colourless liquid containing easily suspendable white particles with no visible agglom erates; free from foreign matter
Dosage Form Injection, suspension
Route of administration Intracavitary
Medicine schedule
1 mL x 2 (sample): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 mL x 5: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature No information available
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 0
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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