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Composition FOR BETASAL

Betamethasone(NA),Salicylic Acid(NA)

food interaction for BETASAL

alcohol interaction for BETASAL

pregnancy interaction for BETASAL

lactation interaction for BETASAL

medicine interaction for BETASAL

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Betasal lotion 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 BETASAL

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
Salicylic Acid(NA)

Uses

Salicylic Acid is used in the treatment of psoriasis, keratoses (abnormal skin growth) and dermatitis.

How it works

Salicylic acid belongs to a class of medication called keratolytics. It works on reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off.

Common side effects

Skin irritation

SUBSTITUTES FOR BETASAL

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR BETASAL

  • 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 BETASAL

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

Salicylic Acid

Q. Is salicylic acid good for acne/acne scars/ skin/hair/genital warts/ remove dark spots/exfoliate skin?
Salicylic acid is part of an acne cream/ointment/solution/gel/shampoo/medicated plaster. It is used for curing acne and its scars. It is also used for dandruff problems. It is not used for lightening the skin or exfoliating it. It is not used to cure genital warts
Q. Does salicylic acid work?
Salicylic acid works best if used for an indication at the dose prescribed by the doctor
Q. Does it expire?
Salicylic acid does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date
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Q. How does salicylic acid work?
Salicylic acid is used as part of an acne cream/ointment/solution/gel/shampoo/medicated plaster. It works on reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off.

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