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Sternon-S Ointment

Manufactured byPALSONS DERMA
ContainsBetamethasone (0.05 %w/w) + Salicylic Acid (3 %w/w)
Sternon-S Ointment is a combination of Betamethasone and Salicylic Acid. It is used in the treatment of skin conditions like eczema (dry and itchy skin) or psoriasis (a skin disease that causes red, itchy, and scaly patches). This medicine works by blocking certain chemicals in your body that cause swelling, itching, and irritation. It also removes the dead skin and promotes healing. Sternon-S Ointment shows common side effects like burning, itching, redness, and dryness of the skin at the application site. These side effects usually subside by themselves as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if it continues to bother you. Sternon-S Ointment is for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and any open areas in your body. Use regularly as directed by your doctor. Wash and dry the affected area before application. Avoid applying more than the required quantity. Avoid applying this medicine to other areas of the body and for other skin conditions. Sternon-S Ointment is not recommended if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you are using any other medicine for skin treatment. If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sternon-S Ointment

  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Stinging
  • Rash
  • Change in color and texture of the skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Blurred vision

Uses of Sternon-S Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Inflammatory skin conditions
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Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for Sternon-S Ointment to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Sternon-S Ointment remains active in your body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Sternon-S Ointment.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    There are limited data on the use of Sternon-S Ointment in pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known if Sternon-S Ointment passes into breastmilk or not. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.


Avoid using Sternon-S Ointment if your allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have a history of allergy to this medication. If you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching, hives, inform your doctor and seek immediate medical attention.

Active untreated infection

Active untreated infection is when a skin condition has not been treated for a long time and has now developed secondary bacterial infections. The symptoms are redness, swelling, and pain at the site of infection. Sternon-S Ointment is not recommended for this infection as it may worsen your skin condition. Consult your doctor for accurate treatment.
Warnings for special population


There are limited data on the use of Sternon-S Ointment in pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.


It is not known if Sternon-S Ointment passes into breastmilk or not. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings


Use Sternon-S Ointment with caution, if you are using it for a long period, applying it over a large area, or if you are using it for children. In rare cases, it may lead to a toxic condition called salicylism marked by ringing in your ears, nausea, and vomiting. Appropriate corrective measures or a suitable alternative may be suggested by your doctor based on your clinical condition.

External use only

Sternon-S Ointment is only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with your mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, cuts, or open wounds.

Other medicines

Sternon-S Ointment may interact with other topical medicines and increase the risk of side effects. Hence, inform your doctor about all your current medicines before beginning treatment with Sternon-S Ointment .

Chronic use

Use of Sternon-S Ointment is recommended for more than two weeks. Your doctor may review the outcome of the treatment after 2 weeks. Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.

Missed Dose

If you forget to apply Sternon-S Ointment, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.


An overdose of Sternon-S Ointment is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period in large quantities. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause you harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol


Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.


Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Tretinoin/ Isotretinoin

Disease interactions


Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of Sternon-S Ointment to the affected area as instructed by your doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Avoid applying in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Avoid covering the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by your doctor. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Sternon-S Ointment is composed of Betamethasone and Salicylic Acid. Betamethasone works by blocking certain chemical substances that cause redness, itching, and swelling of the skin. Salicylic acid works by softening and loosening the dry, scaly, or thickened skin. Thus, it causes shedding of the outer layer of your skin.
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Information on this page was last updated on 11 Nov 2021


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