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B FAX EYE DROPS

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Composition for B FAX

Betamethasone(NA),Ofloxacin(NA)

food interaction for B FAX

alcohol interaction for B FAX

pregnancy interaction for B FAX

lactation interaction for B FAX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
B fax eye drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for B FAX

Betamethasone(NA)

Uses

Betamethasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

How it works

Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids which have anti-inflammatory and immune system suppressing activity. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by decreasing the chemicals responsible for the allergy.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Skin infection, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in swalloing, Wheezing, Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Itching, Skin cracking, Dry skin
Ofloxacin(NA)

Uses

Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Fatigue, Flatulence, Headache, Loss of appetite, Irritation in urethra, Vaginal burning sensation, Vaginal itching, Irritation in vagina, Pain in vagina, Pain in urethra, Burning sensation in urethra

SUBSTITUTES for B FAX

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Expert advice for B FAX

  • Take betamethasone tablet by mouth with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. 
  • Do not take betamethasone tablets If you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of the tablet.
  • Do not take betamethasone tablets If you have an infection and have not yet started taking medicine (e.g. antibiotics) to treat it.
  • Do not use betamethasone cream if you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
  • Do not use the cream on your face repetitively for more than 5 days.
  • Do not use a large amount of cream continuously on large areas of the body since it can affect your hormones.
  • Excessive usage of cream in children might affect their growth and development.
  • Don’t apply the cream near your eyes.
  • Don’t swallow the cream, it is not meant for internal use.
  • Don’t use the cream under plaster or bandage.

Frequently asked questions for B FAX

Betamethasone

Q.Are betnesol, stemin, stemin forte, betamil, and betamine same drugs?
Yes, these are all brand names of betamethasone drug belonging to a class of corticosteroids. However, their quantity might vary depending on the brand or formulation. Always seek doctor’s advice with regards to dosage and duration of the drug

Q.Is betamethasone, betnesol, betnesol forte a steroid/ antibiotic?
Yes, betamethasone, betnesol and betnesol forte belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It is not an antibiotic

Q.Is betamethasone cream available as over the counter (OTC) product?
Betamethasone cream is not available as OTC product

Q.Is betnesol or betnesol injection safe?
Betnesol or betnesol injection is safe if used at prescribed doses and at prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does betamethasone cause hair loss or weight gain?
Betamethasone is not known to cause hair loss. On the contrary, it may cause weight gain and body hair growth (especially in females) on chronic persistent use of the product

Q.Does betamethasone lighten skin/ bleach skin?
Betamethasone may cause skin pigmentation in few patients. It may lighten or darken the skin color. Do not use betamethasone without doctor’s advice

Q.Is betamethasone valerate used for acne/ ringworm?
No. Betamethasone valerate can be used in conditions like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet

Q.Can I take ibuprofen with betamethasone?
Betamethasone when used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, there may be an increased risk of stomach ulceration and bleeding. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use

Q.Does betnesol work in retention edema?
No. Betnesol (i.e. betamethasone) cannot be used in retention edema. On the contrary, it causes the fluid and salt retention thereby adding to the edema problem

Q.Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.

Ofloxacin

Q.What is Zenflox OZ/ Zenflox Plus/ Zenflox tablet/ Oflomac/ Oflomac 200/ Zanocin OZ/ Zanocin/ Zanocin OD 400 used for?
Ofloxacin (also available as Zenflox OZ/ Zenflox Plus/ Zenflox tablet/ Oflomac/ Oflomac 200/ Zanocin OZ/ Zanocin/ Zanocin OD 400) and are used to treat bacterial infections including upper and lower urinary tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and sexually transmitted infections (of urethra and cervix). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is ofloxacin/ Zenflox/ Zanocin OZ an antibiotic?
Yes. It belongs to the group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics

Q.Is ofloxacin penicillin based/ Steroid/ fluoroquinolone/sulfa?
No. Ofloxacin is fluoroquinolone antibiotic. It is not a steroid and does not contain sulfa. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take paracetamol/ibuprofen with ofloxacin?
There is no known interaction and it is safe to take these drugs with ofloxacin. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Does Ofloxacin treat pink eye/chlamydia/ear infections?
Ofloxacin is used to treat pink eye (conjunctivitis), ear infection and infection due to chlamydia

Q.Does ofloxacin affect birth control?
It does not affect birth control

Q.Is ofloxacin safe for dogs/ cats?
Yes it is safe to be used in pets.However, the dose vary. You need to consult a veterinary doctor

Q.Is ofloxacin the same as Ciprodex?
No. Ofloxacin and Ciprodex are different drugs as Ciprodex contain ciprofloxacin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)