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Betsone 0.5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Betsone Tablet

Betsone 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 Betsone 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. Betsone 0.5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Betsone 0.5 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Betsone Tablet works

Betsone 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.

Betsone Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Betsone 0.5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Betsone 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
Betsone 0.5 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Betsone 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Betsone 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 Betsone 0.5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Betsone Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Betsone 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Betsone 0.5 mg Tablet helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Betsone 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 Betsone 0.5 mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Betsone 0.5 mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Questions Related to Betsone

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
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kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Having tinea curis extreme conditions
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Case has to be seen in person before starting the treatment You can start with Aarogyavardhini vati 2 tablet twice Gandhak rasayan 1 tablet twice with water
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FAQs

Q. Is Betsone an antibiotic?

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

Q. Is Betsone safe to use?

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

Q. Does Betsone cause hair loss?

Betsone 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 Betsone.

Q. Does Betsone work in retention edema?

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

Q. Is Betsone stronger than hydrocortisone?

Betsone 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 Betsone 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 Betsone with any NSAID.

Q. Does Betsone expire?

Yes, Betsone 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 Betsone cause insomnia?

Betsone 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 Betsone.

Q. Does Betsone cause weight gain?

Betsone 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 Betsone.

Q. Is Betsone a steroid?

Betsone 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 Betsone a hydrocortisone?

Betsone 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 Betsone over the counter?

Betsone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.

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