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Betnesol Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Betnesol Tablet is a steroid. It is used in the treatment of inflammation, severe allergies, 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 Tablet 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 tell you so.

Using of the medicine may cause few common side effects such as reduction in bone density and upset stomach. Let your doctor know if any of these side effects bothers 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 Tablet

Side effects of Betnesol Tablet

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 cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Upset stomach
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.

How to use Betnesol 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. Betnesol Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Betnesol Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Betnesol Tablet works

Betnesol 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.

Safety Advice

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

What if you forget to take Betnesol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Betnesol 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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Quick Tips

  • Betnesol Tablet 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 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.
  • Do not stop taking Betnesol Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

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
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
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Brand(s): Hospicin B
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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 work?

Betnesol 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 safe to use?

Betnesol 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 or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Furthermore, you should not take Betnesol if you have an infection and have not yet started medicine (e.g. antibiotics) to treat it.

Q. Does Betnesol cause hair loss?

No, Betnesol 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.

Q. Does Betnesol cause weight gain?

Yes, Betnesol 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.

Q. Is Betnesol over the counter?

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

Q. Is Betnesol a steroid?

Yes, Betnesol 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 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, as they reduce inflammation in the body.

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

If you forget a dose of Betnesol, 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 on 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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