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Besol Injection

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Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Besol Injection belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used in the treatment of allergic conditions. It reduces inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling) in the body and is given in situations where quick treatment is required.

Besol Injection is generally given by a healthcare professional. You should not self-administer this medicine at home. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. You should take it regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not stop using the medicine even if you feel better unless the doctor tells you so.

Using of the medicine may cause few common side effects such as mood changes, depression, and stomach upset. You may also experience pain, redness, and swelling at the site of injection. Let your doctor know if any of these side effects bother you.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine or have liver problems. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult with their doctors before using the medicine.

Uses of Besol Injection

Benefits of Besol Injection

In Allergic conditions

Besol Injection is used to treat many different inflammatory and allergic conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and conditions which affect the skin, blood, eyes, lungs, stomach and nervous system. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions and prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It helps relieve symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching, and other allergic-type reactions. If you are not sure why you are being given this medicine, ask your doctor.

Besol Injection is given as an injection by a doctor. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.

Side effects of Besol Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Besol

  • Mood changes
  • Depression
  • Upset stomach
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Besol Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Besol Injection works

Besol Injection is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Besol Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Besol Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Besol Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Besol Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Besol Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Besol Injection 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.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Besol Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Besol Injection?

If you miss a dose of Besol Injection, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Besol Injection can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Besol Injection. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Besol Injection suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Besol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Asalite, Dilsprin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Sir I m taking Kerala Ayurveda histantin tablet & Himalaya besol one tablet 2 times a day , it makes my stool hard & irregular , now can I take Triphala to cure it , or whatever u suggest Actually I have nasal adhesion , thus having nasal congestion, I also take giloy juice daily 30 ml
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
yes you can use triphala
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FAQs

Q. What is Besol Injection? What is it used for?

Besol Injection belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. It is used to treat allergic conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It is also helpful in other conditions, like blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands. In addition to that, it helps to reduce swelling, redness, itching and allergic reactions associated with different types of allergic conditions.

Q. How long does Besol Injection take to work?

Besol Injection starts working within a few hours of administration. However, it is seen to be most effective within two to seven days of its very first dose.

Q. How often is Besol Injection administered?

The dose of Besol Injection depends on the illness you are being treated for, severity of your condition and also your body weight. Your doctor will decide your dose depending on these parameters. Usually, it is prescribed once or twice daily, but in severe cases, it may also be given 3 to 4 times daily. Do not take Besol Injection on your own. For best results, please consult your doctor regarding its use.

Q. How is Besol Injection administered?

Besol Injection should be administered by a doctor or under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. Usually, it is given into a muscle, joint or into the area being treated. The dose will be decided by your doctor. It will depend on the condition you are being treated for as well as your body weight. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Besol Injection.

Q. What are the side effects of Besol Injection?

The most common side effects of Besol Injection are burning sensation, itching, or dryness of the skin. One may also experience red bumps around the mouth, extremely thick hair growth on unusual areas of the body, skin lightening or loss of natural skin color and thinning of the skin. While, some may experience stomach upset, mood swings or behavioural changes. Talk to your doctor if these side effects bother you or persist for a longer duration of time.

Q. Does Besol Injection cause weight gain?

Yes, Besol Injection may cause weight gain, especially when taken at high doses and for a long time or repeated short courses. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Besol Injection.

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: February, 2021

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