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Betnesol Oral Drops

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Product introduction

Betnesol Oral Drops is a steroid. It is used in the treatment of inflammation, severe allergies, and flare-ups of ongoing illnesses. It is also used to treat many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.

Betnesol Oral Drops may be taken with or without food. It should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. You should take this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not stop taking the medicine even if you feel better unless the doctor tells you so.

Using the medicine may cause few common side effects such as a reduction in bone density and an upset stomach. Let your doctor know if any of these side effects bother you. If this medicine is used for a long time, you may have to get regular tests to check your bone density.

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 Betnesol Oral Drops

Benefits of Betnesol Oral Drops

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Betnesol Oral Drops is used to treat many different inflammatories and allergic conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and conditions that 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.

This medicine is given orally (by mouth). You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. 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 Betnesol Oral Drops

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 Betnesol

  • Reduction in bone density
  • Upset stomach

How to use Betnesol Oral Drops

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Betnesol Oral Drops may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Betnesol Oral Drops with dietary sodium.

How Betnesol Oral Drops works

Betnesol Oral Drops 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
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Betnesol Oral Drops.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betnesol Oral Drops 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Betnesol Oral Drops 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
Betnesol Oral Drops does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Betnesol Oral Drops is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Betnesol Oral Drops 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 Betnesol Oral Drops in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Betnesol Oral Drops?

If you miss a dose of Betnesol Oral Drops, 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.\n \n

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Betnesol Oral Drops can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at same time every day.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Betnesol Oral Drops 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.
  • Do not stop taking Betnesol Oral Drops suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY
Action Class
Glucocorticoids

Interaction with drugs

Taking Betnesol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Serious
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Serious
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Brand(s): Amfocare
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Patient concerns

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itchy watery eyes. Had same sympton before and had got relief with betensol before but now its production has stopped. Please suggest any substitute.
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Betnesol contains steroid and should not be used without prescription. get ur examination and then take treatment
An insect bit me whats should i do
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Paederus Dermatitis? Fucidin cream twice daily. Tenovate cream twice daily. Tab. Betnesol forte 1 mg. (after meal) thrice daily for 2 days. Tab. Leset 5 mg @ night for 3 days.
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FAQs

Q. How does Betnesol Oral Drops work?

Betnesol Oral Drops works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness, and pain.

Q. Is Betnesol Oral Drops safe to use?

Betnesol Oral Drops is safe to use when used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor. You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Betnesol Oral Drops or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Furthermore, you should not take Betnesol Oral Drops if you have an infection and have not yet started medicine (e.g. antibiotics) to treat it.

Q. Does Betnesol Oral Drops cause hair loss?

No, Betnesol Oral Drops is not known to cause hair loss. In fact, it may cause an increase in body hair growth (especially in females) when used for a long-term duration. Talk to your doctor if you get excessive hair growth on your body while taking Betnesol Oral Drops.

Q. Does Betnesol Oral Drops cause weight gain?

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

Q. Is Betnesol Oral Drops over the counter medicine?

No, Betnesol Oral Drops is not an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Is Betnesol Oral Drops a steroid?

Yes, Betnesol Oral Drops belongs to a group of medicines called steroids also known as corticosteroids. Corticosteroids occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being. Betnesol Oral Drops increases the levels of corticosteroids in the body which helps in treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat, and swelling). Many different conditions such as asthma, severe allergic reactions, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, etc can be improved by the use of Betnesol Oral Drops, as they reduce inflammation in the body.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Betnesol Oral Drops?

If you forget a dose of Betnesol Oral Drops, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose at the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

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Name: Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Address: Dr. Annie Besant Road, Mumbai - 400 030
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: February, 2025

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