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  • Generic Name: betamethasone dipropionate spray, 0.05%
  • Brand Name: Sernivo
  • Drug Class: Corticosteroids, Topical
Last updated on MDtodate: 10/11/2022


Clinical Trials Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.

In two randomized, multicenter, prospective vehicle-controlled clinical trials, subjects with moderate plaque psoriasis of the body applied SERNIVO Spray or vehicle spray twice daily for 4 weeks. A total of 352 subjects applied SERNIVO Spray and 180 subjects applied vehicle spray.

Adverse reactions that occurred in at least 1% of subjects treated with SERNIVO Spray for up to 28 days are presented in Table 1.

Table 1: Adverse Reactions Occurring in ≥1% of Subjects Treated with SERNIVO Spray for up to Four Weeks

SERNIVO Spray b.i.d.
Vehicle Spray b.i.d
Application site pruritus 6.0% 9.4%
Application site burning and/or stinging 4.5% 10.0%
Application site pain 2.3% 3.9%
Application site atrophy 1.1% 1.7%


Less common adverse reactions (with occurrence lower than 1% but higher than 0.1%) in subjects treated with SERNIVO Spray were application site reactions including telangiectasia, dermatitis, discoloration, folliculitis and skin rash, in addition to dysgeusia and hyperglycemia. These adverse reactions were not observed in subjects treated with vehicle.

Postmarketing Experience

Because adverse reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Postmarketing reports for local adverse reactions to topical corticosteroids have also included striae, irritation, dryness, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, hypertrichosis, and miliaria.

Hypersensitivity reactions, consisting of predominantly skin signs and symptoms, e.g., contact dermatitis, pruritus, bullous dermatitis, and erythematous rash have been reported.

Ophthalmic adverse reactions of cataracts, glaucoma, and increased intraocular pressure have been reported with the use of topical corticosteroids, including topical betamethasone products.



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