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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

medicine interaction for B FAX

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alcohol
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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.
No interaction found

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

Wheezing, Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Shortness of breath, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Allergic reaction, Skin infection, Itching, Acne-like rash, Dry skin, Burning sensation, Skin cracking, Difficulty in swalloing, Increased blood pressure, Changes in skin color, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Cataract, Increased glucose level in blood
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.

Is betamethasone a steroid?
Betamethasone is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids also known as corticosteroids. These are synthesized naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being. Two main classes of corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, and mineralocorticoids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes, including stress response, immune response, and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior.

Q.

Is betamethasone injection safe?
Betamethasone injection is safe if used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor.

Q.

Does betamethasone cause hair loss?
Betamethasone is not known to cause hair loss. Rather, it may cause an increase in body hair growth (especially in females) on long-term use. Talk to your doctor if you get excessive hair growth on your body while taking betamethasone.

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Is betamethasone an antibiotic?
Betamethasone is not an antibiotic. It's a glucocorticoid.

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Does betamethasone work in retention edema?
Betamethasone is not used in retention edema. Glucocorticoids can cause fluid and salt retention as a side effect thereby causing edema or aggravating edema. However, betamethasone does not normally cause retention of salt and water and the risk of inducing edema and hypertension is almost negligible.

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.

Q.

Can I take betamethasone with ibuprofen?
An increase in the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may occur if non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen are taken with corticosteroids. Talk to your doctor before taking betamethasone with any NSAID.

Q.

Does betamethasone expire?
Yes, betamethasone does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

Q.

Does betamethasone stop labor?
Betamethasone does not stop labor. Steroids like betamethasone are used in premature labor (if the mother is between about 23 and 34 weeks of pregnancy) to help in the maturation of lungs and also decrease the infant's risk of intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding into the brain) and other complications affecting the bowels and circulatory system.

Q.

Does betamethasone cause insomnia?
Betamethasone can cause insomnia (inability to sleep). Most people find that using this medicine for a short time causes no problems. Talk to your doctor if you experience insomnia while taking betamethasone.

Q.

Does betamethasone cause weight gain?
Betamethasone can cause weight gain especially when high doses taken for a long time or repeated short courses are taken. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking betamethasone.

Q.

Is betamethasone a hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone is not a hydrocortisone. These are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called steroids (also known as corticosteroids).

Q.

Is betamethasone over the counter?
Betamethasone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.

Q.

Is betamethasone same as dexamethasone?
Betamethasone and dexamethasone are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called steroids (also known as corticosteroids). These corticosteroids occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being.

Q.

Is betamethasone a prescription medicine?
Betamethasone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It belongs to a class of prescription medicine.

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Is betamethasone safe during pregnancy?
If you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy, ask your doctor for advice before taking betamethasone. Taking steroids often or for a long time during pregnancy can slow the baby’s growth in the womb or may affect the baby’s heart and body movements for some time. The baby may make less of its own steroid after birth, but this rarely causes any problems. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, please tell your doctor but do not stop taking betamethasone unless told to do so.

Ofloxacin

Q.

What is ofloxacin used for?
Ofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections of the kidneys or bladder (urinary tract), chest or lungs, male or female sex organs (genital tract) which include gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that can affect both men and women, and skin and soft tissue infections.

Q.

Is ofloxacin a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.

Q.

Is ofloxacin safe in pregnancy?
Ofloxacin should not be used during pregnancy. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, or you are planning for pregnancy as there are chances that it may damage the joints of the baby. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant.

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Is ofloxacin an antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.

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Is ofloxacin bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Ofloxacin is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.

Q.

Is ofloxacin safe during lactation (breastfeeding)?
Ofloxacin passes into breast milk in small amounts. As there is a risk of side effects in the baby, breast feeding should be discontinued during treatment with ofloxacin or you should not take ofloxacin. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine if you are breastfeeding.

Q.

Is ofloxacin a penicillin?
Ofloxacin is not a penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.

Q.

Is ofloxacin a painkiller?
Ofloxacin is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

Q.

Is ofloxacin a sulfa drug?
Ofloxacin is not a sulfa drug. Ofloxacin belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

Q.

Is ofloxacin for conjunctivitis (pink eye)?
Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat external eye infections such as conjunctivitis (pink eye). Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for your infections.

Q.

Does ofloxacin contain sulfa?
Ofloxacin does not contain sulfa. Ofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

Q.

Does ofloxacin affect birth control?
Ofloxacin does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when ofloxacin is used with contraceptive pills. However, always talk to your doctor if you are asked to take any medicines when you are also taking birth control pills.

Q.

Does ofloxacin contain penicillin?
Ofloxacin does not contain penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.

Q.

Does ofloxacin treat chlamydia?
Ofloxacin is active against chlamydia and can be used for treating the chlamydia infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

Q.

Does ofloxacin expire?
Yes, ofloxacin does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

Q.

Does ofloxacin treat ear infections?
Ofloxacin ear drops are available for the treatment of ear infections. However, ofloxacin tablets are not recommended for use in ear infections. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

Q.

Can I take ofloxacin for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Ofloxacin is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). Please consult your doctor if you have urinary tract infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment before the start of any antibiotics.

Q.

Can I take ofloxacin with paracetamol?
Ofloxacin can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take ofloxacin with milk?
There are no interactions reported when ofloxacin is taken with food or milk. It can be taken with or without food.

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Can I take ofloxacin with alcohol?
Do not drink alcohol while taking ofloxacin as it may make you feel dizzy or sleepy and you may need to avoid driving or operate any machine.

Q.

Can I take ofloxacin with ibuprofen?
Ofloxacin when taken with Ibuprofen, can increase the risk of some side effects. There are a few reports of seizures or fits when these ibuprofen has been taken with ofloxacin. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Does ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

Q.

Does ofloxacin ear drops expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ear drops do expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)