Histacort B 0.5mg Tablet

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Composition for Histacort B 0.5mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Histacort B Tablet

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Uses of Histacort B Tablet

Histacort B 0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and nephrotic syndrome.
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Side effects of Histacort B Tablet

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Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Cataract, Increased glucose level in blood.

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How to use Histacort B 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. It is better to take Histacort B 0.5mg Tablet with food.
Avoid Histacort B 0.5mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Histacort B Tablet 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..

In Depth Information on Histacort B Tablet

Expert advice for Histacort B Tablet

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Histacort B 0.5mg Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Histacort B 0.5mg 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.
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Lactation
Histacort B 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Histacort B 0.5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Histacort B 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Histacort B 0.5mg 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.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Histaco
rt B 0.5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Azibey 200mg Suspension, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Azivent 500mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Betamethasone, 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Histacort B 0.5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Betamethasone

Histacort b 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.
Histacort b is safe to use when used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor.
Histacort b 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 Histacort b.
Histacort b is not an antibiotic. It's a glucocorticoid.
Histacort b is not used in retention edema. Glucocorticoids can cause fluid and salt retention as a side effect thereby causing edema or aggravating edema. However, Histacort b does not normally cause retention of salt and water and the risk of inducing edema and hypertension is almost negligible.
Q. Is Histacort b stronger than hydrocortisone?
Histacort b 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 Histacort b 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 Histacort b with any NSAID.
Yes, Histacort b does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Yes, Histacort b cream does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Histacort b 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 Histacort b.
Histacort b 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 Histacort b.
Histacort b is not a hydrocortisone. These are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called steroids (also known as corticosteroids).
Histacort b is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Histacort b 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.
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