BETNESOL 0.1% Eye Ointment 5g

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Drug Strength: 0.1%w/w
Drug Form : Eye Ointment
Pack Size : 5g
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Betamethasone:0.1%w/w | Corticosteroids

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    Manufactured / Marketed By : GSK Product Form : Eye OintmentPack Size : 5gIngredients : Betamethasone:0.1%w/wGeneric Category : Corticosteroids

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    How it works

    BETNESOL 0.1% Eye Ointment 5g reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a medium-strength corticosteroid.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for BETNESOL 0.1% Eye Ointment 5g

    • Blurred vision severe
    • Increased appetite
    • Indigestion
    • Anxiety and nervousness
    • Skin itch
    • Drying and cracking of skin
    • Acne
    • Change in skin color
    • Persistent infections severe
    • Irregular menstrual periods
    • Depression
    • Growth retardation in children
    • Hoarseness of voice

    Uses of BETNESOL 0.1% Eye Ointment 5g

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Allergy and inflammation

      This medicine is used to reduce or prevent swelling and irritation associated with conditions like asthma, colitis etc.

    • Joint inflammation

      This medicine is used to relieve swelling and pain associated with diseases like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, gout etc.

    • Eye inflammation

      This medicine is used to relieve swelling, irritation, burning of the eye caused due to infections, allergy, exposure to chemicals etc.

    • Skin disorders

      This medicine is used to relieve swelling, itching, redness, and burning associated with various allergic skin conditions like pruritus, pemphigus vulgaris, seborrhoeic dermatitis etc.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The effect of this medicine can be observed within a few minutes after oral administration as it is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. It is subject to vary depending on the route of administration.

    • Duration of Effect

      The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary depending on the form and route of administration.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended. However, if it absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to it or any other medicine belonging to the category of corticosteroids.

    • Systemic Fungal Infection

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a fungal infection affecting an internal organ/organs in the body.

    • Active untreated infection

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from any serious infection and is yet to receive any treatment for the same.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended. However, if it absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

    General Warnings
    • Other medications

      This medicine may interact with any medicine that you might be possible taking. Report the use of all medicines including supplement and herbs to the doctor to ensure safe and effective use of this medicine.

    • Allergic reactions

      This medicine has the potential of causing moderate to a severe allergic reaction in the body. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor in the first instance.

    • Other diseases

      This medicine should be used with caution if the patient is suffering from diseases like cirrhosis, diverticulitis, myasthenia gravis, peptic ulcer disease, kidney diseases etc. Report the instance of other diseases as well before treatment with this medicine is initiated.

    • Other medicines

      This medicine is known to interact with a large number of medications you might possibly be taking. It is recommended to report the use of all medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor to ensure safe and effective use.

    • Change in blood pressure

      Use of large dose of this medicine can alter the levels of electrolytes like sodium and potassium in the body and may cause unexpected changes in blood pressure levels.

    • Withdrawal symptoms

      Use of this medicine should not be abruptly stopped as the patient is likely to suffer from withdrawal symptoms. The use should be slowly and gradually withdrawn.

    • Growth disorders in children

      This medicine should be used with caution in pediatric patients as the risk of growth abnormalities, brittle bones, and other developmental problems are significantly high.

    • Immunization procedures

      Immunization procedures involving the injection of a live and weakened pathogen should be avoided while taking this medicine. Alternate means of immunization not involving a live strain of a microorganism could be considered.

    • Delayed wound healing

      Use of this medicine can delay the process of wound healing.

    • Tuberculosis relapse

      Use of this medicine can cause a relapse of tuberculosis in patients who have recently recovered from it. It is advised to conduct suitable diagnostic tests before starting the treatment with this medicine.

    • Defect in vision

      Use of this medicine has been sometimes associated with an increase in intraocular pressure and may cause glaucoma or formation of cataract. It should be very carefully administered in patients who have a disease of the eye.

    • Epidural injections

      Use of this medicine in an injectable form given in the lumbar region of the spinal chord has been associated with some major side effects and even fatalities. This route of administration for corticosteroids, in general, should be avoided.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Contact your doctor for instructions if you missed a scheduled dose of this medicine. A self-attempt to make up for the lost dose may result in adverse effects.

    • Overdose

      Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine for is suspected especially when the prescribed dose is very high. Symptoms may include thinning of the skin, easy bruising and bleeding, body fat deposits etc.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Amlodipine moderate
    • Mifepristone severe
    • Warfarin moderate
    • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
    • Insulin moderate
    • Ciprofloxacin severe
    • BCG vaccine severe
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients who have recently recovered from tuberculosis. The risks of a relapse are significantly high and hence close monitoring of signs and symptoms is necessary.

    • severe

      This medicine is known to cause imbalances in the levels of minerals like calcium, potassium, and sodium in the body. Hence it should be administered with caution in patients with a pre-existing electrolyte imbalance disorder.

    • severe

      This medicine is known to cause perforations and bleeding in the gut especially when high doses are consumed. Hence this medicine should be administered with caution in patients having a pre-existing perforation disorder of the stomach or intestine.

    • severe

      This medicine can suppress the immune system especially if the dose is high. This may increase the chances of contracting an infection or reduce the capacity to fight an infection. Hence, this medicine or corticosteroids, in general, should not be used in patients with active infections.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients who have recovered or are recovering from a recent heart attack.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution if the patient is suffering from an eye infection caused by herpes simplex virus.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from this disease where the skin and connective tissue beneath becomes hard and stiff.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from an infection caused by threadworm (Strongyloides).

    General Instructions

    Take BETNESOL 0.1% Eye Ointment 5g as instructed by the doctor. Your dosage timings, forms, duration and other attributes are subject to vary depending on the condition and hence adherence to the instruction is necessary to ensure safe and effective use of this medicine.

    Other details

    • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • Does not cause sleepiness

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