Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Betapen Tablet

Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergic conditions.

Betapen Tablet side effects

Common
  • Skin thinning
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Reduction in bone density
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Stomach upset
  • Behavioural changes

How to use Betapen Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Betapen Tablet works

Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Betapen Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet 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
There is limited information available on the use of Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Betapen Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet is used to treat a variety of conditions that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet 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 Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Betapen 0.5 mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Betapen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Betapen

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I had faced cough & fever in every 1/2 month from last 14 years.Recently,my blood test shows eosinophilia 14%
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Eosinophil count is raised in allergic conditions and those allergic conditions can be cause of recurring cough n symptoms of upper respiratory tract disease Consult your physician He might want to prescribe you meds to reduce this count and suppress allergy
Dear Dr. One of my friend son 6 years old boy is using Montair LC for allergy. Is theier any problems by using this tablet. Medical Shoppers told that usually using this tablets elders only.
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
For kids, Montair LC is available as Montair LC KID tablet and Montair LC KID syrup. It contains Montelukast (4mg) and Levocetrizine (2.5mg). Montelukast is used to prevent and treat asthma, seasonal and year round allergies (hay fever), and prevent exercise-induced asthma. Levocetirizine is used to treat symptoms of allergic conditions such as allergic fever (hay fever), year-round allergies like dust or pet allergies and chronic nettle rash. It is best to take the drug at bedtime as it can make you drowsy.
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FAQs

Q. Is Betapen an antibiotic?

Betapen is not an antibiotic. It's a glucocorticoid.

Q. Is Betapen safe to use?

Betapen is safe to use when used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Betapen cause hair loss?

Betapen 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 Betapen.

Q. Does Betapen work in retention edema?

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

Q. Is Betapen stronger than hydrocortisone?

Betapen 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 Betapen 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 Betapen with any NSAID.

Q. Does Betapen expire?

Yes, Betapen 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 Betapen cause insomnia?

Betapen 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 Betapen.

Q. Does Betapen cause weight gain?

Betapen 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 Betapen.

Q. Is Betapen a steroid?

Betapen 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 Betapen a hydrocortisone?

Betapen 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 Betapen over the counter?

Betapen is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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