This medication contains a topical anti-inflammatory drug from the cortisone family (corticosteroid). Typically, it is used for inflammation and itching. It requires several days to take effect.. Betaderm ointment is used to reduce redness, itching and swelling associated with skin conditions that include eczema, dermatitis, allergies and rashes.. Betaderm 0.05% Ointment for Eczema: My daughter who turned 1 on boxing day was prescribed this cream for her eczema today that broke out 2 weeks ago. She used a diff cream the past 2 weeks (for a 0-3 month old) which made it worse so the clinic doctor didn’t prescribe the right aging for her! This ones a steroid or something! I wasn’t told . BETADERM ointment 15 g BetadermOintment Ointment composition Drugs Betamethasone 0.5 mg / g (as Betamethasone dipropionate) Gentamicin 1.0 mg / g (as Gentamicin sulphate) Excipients: Liquid paraffin, lanolin alcohols, cetostearyl alcohol, butylated hydroxytoluene, butylated white Vaseline.. Detailed information related to Betaderm G Cream's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.. 0.05% Ointment Each gram contains betamethasone as betamethasone 17-valerate 0.05%. Nonmedicinal ingredients: fractionated coconut oil, white petrolatum, and chlorocresol as a preservative..