Betawin 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 Betawin safe to use?
Betawin 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 Betawin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Furthermore, you should not take Betawin if you have an infection and have not yet started medicine (e.g. antibiotics) to treat it.
Q. Does Betawin cause hair loss?
No, Betawin 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 Betawin.
Q. Does Betawin cause weight gain?
Yes, Betawin 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 Betawin.
Q. Is Betawin over the counter?
No, Betawin is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Betawin a steroid?
Yes, Betawin 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. Betawin 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 Betawin, as they reduce inflammation in the body.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Betawin?
If you forget a dose of Betawin, 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.