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Benicort 0.5mg Oral Drops

P & B Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Benicort 0.5mg Oral Drops

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15 ml in 1 packet

Medicine Overview of Benicort Oral Drops


Uses of Benicort Oral Drops

Benicort 0.5mg Oral Drops is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

Benicort Oral Drops side effects


Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Cataract, Increased glucose level in blood.


How to use Benicort Oral Drops

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Benicort 0.5mg Oral Drops is to be taken with food.
Avoid Benicort 0.5mg Oral Drops with dietary sodium.

How Benicort Oral Drops 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.

In Depth Information on Benicort Oral Drops

Expert advice for Benicort Oral Drops

  • It is a steroid medicine which works well for many different conditions, including serious illnesses.
  • Take regularly to gain maximum benefit.
  • Do not discontinue unless advised by your doctor. You may need to decrease the dose gradually.
  • You may get side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems. Notify your doctor if you get them.
  • Some side effects may occur after weeks or months. These include weakness of arms and legs, or developing a rounder face.
  • Your risk of getting an infection may become higher. Tell your doctor immediately if you have a fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, painful urination, or a wound that does not heal.
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Benicort Oral Drops related warnings
Special precautions for Benicort Oral Drops
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Benicort 0.5mg Oral 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.
Benicort 0.5mg Oral Drops is probably safe to use during lac
tation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Benicort 0.5mg Oral Drops does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Benicort 0.5mg Oral Drops is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Benicort 0.5mg Oral Drops may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of kidney function test may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
There is limited information available on the use of Benicor
t 0.5mg Oral Drops in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Itragreat 100mg Capsule, Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Azibey 200mg Suspension, Danavir 600mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Betamethasone, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Benicort Oral Drops

Frequently asked questions about Betamethasone

Benicort 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.
Benicort is safe to use when used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor.
Benicort 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 Benicort.
Benicort is not an antibiotic. It's a glucocorticoid.
Benicort is not used in retention edema. Glucocorticoids can cause fluid and salt retention as a side effect thereby causing edema or aggravating edema. However, Benicort does not normally cause retention of salt and water and the risk of inducing edema and hypertension is almost negligible.
Q. Is Benicort stronger than hydrocortisone?
Benicort 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 Benicort 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 Benicort with any NSAID.
Yes, Benicort does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Benicort 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 Benicort.
Benicort 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 Benicort.
Benicort is not a hydrocortisone. These are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called steroids (also known as corticosteroids).
Benicort is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.

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