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Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension is a medicine used to relieve pain and to reduce fever. It is used to treat many conditions such as headache, body ache, toothache and common cold. It works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical that cause pain and fever.

Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. It is usually best taken with food otherwise it may upset your stomach. Do not take more or use it for longer than recommended. Side effects are rare if this medicine is used correctly but this medicine may cause stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting in some people. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

This medicine is widely prescribed and considered safe but is not suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems or are using blood-thinning medicines. It may affect the dose or suitability of this medicine. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Uses of Betagesic Oral Suspension

Benefits of Betagesic Oral Suspension

In Pain relief

Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis, and muscle aches. This medicine is very widely used and very rarely causes side effects, if taken at the right dosage. Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. It is also the first choice of painkiller during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

In Fever

Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension is also used to reduce a high temperature (fever). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever. It may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor.

Side effects of Betagesic Oral Suspension

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 Betagesic

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to use Betagesic Oral Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Betagesic Oral Suspension works

Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension 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
Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Betagesic Oral Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension, 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension should be taken with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver disease as your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
P-Aminophenol Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Betagesic with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Oxy Triactin, Sioril
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Novalgin RC
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Having fever from last night
Dr. Prashant Singh
Paediatrics
give paracetamol suspension 250mg / 5ml, 5ml every 4 - 5 hours for 3 days
fever and 2 months pregnant can take combiflan
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
No take Crocin for pain relief
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FAQs

Q. What if I vomit after taking Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension?

If you vomit in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension tablets or syrup, take the same dose again. If you vomit more than 30 minutes after a dose of tablets or syrup, you do not need to take another dose, until the next normal dose.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension?

Usually you will start feeling better after about half an hour of taking Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension.

Q. How often can I take Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension?

You should only take four doses of Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension in 24 hours. There should be a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Do not take Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension for more than 3 days without first talking to your doctor.

Q. Does Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension make babies sleepy?

No, Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension does not make babies sleepy. It is a pain relieving medicine which is used to control high fever.

Q. Is Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension safe for children?

Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension is considered safe for children only when used as directed by the doctor.

Q. Is Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension an antibiotic?

No, Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and as a medicine which brings down high fever.

Q. Can I take Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension and ibuprofen together?

Ibuprofen and Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension are safe medicines, but both should not be used together. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. How long does Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension take to work?

Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects. It is advised to take this medicine for the duration suggested by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience any bothersome side effects.

Q. What are the serious side effects of taking excess Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension?

Overdose of Betagesic 250mg Oral Suspension may cause severe life-threatening liver injury as a serious side effect. Taking more than the prescribed dose may also cause kidney injury, decreased platelet count and even lead to coma. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of a suspected overdose.

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