Medicine Overview of Betasone Tablet
Side Effects of Betasone are Skin thinning, Increased risk of infection, Reduction in bone density, Weight gain, Mood changes, Stomach upset, Behavioural changes.
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. Betasone Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Betasone Tablet with dietary sodium.
Betasone 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.
In Depth Information on Betasone Tablet
Betasone 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.
Betasone 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 Betasone Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
- Do not stop taking Betasone Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
Betasone Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Betasone 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.
Betasone Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Betasone Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Betasone Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Betasone 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.
There is limited information available on the use of Betasone Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Betasone 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.
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Frequently asked questions about Betasone Tablet
Q. Is Betasone an antibiotic?
Betasone is not an antibiotic. It's a glucocorticoid.
Q. Is Betasone safe to use?
Betasone is safe to use when used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Betasone cause hair loss?
Betasone 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 Betasone.
Q. Does Betasone work in retention edema?
Betasone is not used in retention edema. Glucocorticoids can cause fluid and salt retention as a side effect thereby causing edema or aggravating edema. However, Betasone does not normally cause retention of salt and water and the risk of inducing edema and hypertension is almost negligible.
Q. Is Betasone stronger than hydrocortisone?
Betasone 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 Betasone 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 Betasone with any NSAID.
Yes, Betasone 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 Betasone cause insomnia?
Betasone 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 Betasone.
Q. Does Betasone cause weight gain?
Betasone 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 Betasone.
Q. Is Betasone a steroid?
Betasone 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 Betasone a hydrocortisone?
Betasone 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 Betasone over the counter?
Betasone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
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