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Benicort 4 MG Injection

Manufactured byP & B Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Description
Benicort 4 MG Injection is a medicine that contains Betamethasone. It is used to treat internal and external inflammation (swelling and redness) associated with medical conditions like asthma, colitis, arthritis, severe skin allergies, etc. This medicine works by preventing the release of chemical substances that cause swelling, redness, and itching in the body. Benicort 4 MG Injection may cause some common side effects like mood changes, dizziness, depression, and stomach upset. You may also feel pain, redness, and swelling at the site of injection. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or worsen. Avoid receiving this injection if you are allergic to it. Benicort 4 MG Injection is administered by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. The dose and duration of the treatment will be decided by your doctor based on the severity of your condition. Complete the prescribed treatment, even if you feel better after taking a few doses. Abrupt discontinuation may lead to withdrawal symptoms like fever, painful itchy skin, swelling and pain in your eyes, runny nose, loss of weight, etc. Benicort 4 MG Injection may not be suitable for all people. Before receiving this injection, inform your doctor if you have bone, liver, kidney or heart problems, low blood pressure or any other health problems and about all the medicines that you may be using. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Benicort 4 MG Injection

  • Blurred vision
  • Increased appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Change in skin color
  • Persistent infections
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Growth retardation in children
  • Swelling and redness at the injection site
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Change in mood
  • Depression
  • Stomach upset

Uses of Benicort 4 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergy and inflammation
  • Joint inflammation
  • Skin disorders
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Benicort 4 MG Injection starts showing its effect within 2 hours of administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Benicort 4 MG Injection lasts for around 7 days in your body.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Benicort 4 MG Injection.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Benicort 4 MG Injection is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Hence, if you are pregnant, inform your doctor before taking this injection.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Benicort 4 MG Injection is not recommended for use during breastfeeding as this medicine passes into breastmilk and may harm your infant. Hence, if you are breastfeeding, inform your doctor before taking this injection.

Allergy

Avoid receiving Benicort 4 MG Injection if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Systemic Fungal Infection

A systemic fungal infection is an infection affecting your internal organs. Benicort 4 MG Injection is not recommended for use if you have a fungal infection affecting an internal organ/organs in the body. This medicine is known to suppress your immune system which may further aggravate your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Benicort 4 MG Injection is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Hence, if you are pregnant, inform your doctor before taking this injection.

Breast-feeding

Benicort 4 MG Injection is not recommended for use during breastfeeding as this medicine passes into breastmilk and may harm your infant. Hence, if you are breastfeeding, inform your doctor before taking this injection.
General warnings

Growth retardation

Benicort 4 MG Injection should be used with caution in children as the risk of growth abnormalities, brittle bones, and other developmental problems are significantly high.

Liver disease

Benicort 4 MG Injection should be used with caution if you have liver problems as it may worsen your condition. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine or prescribe a suitable alternative based on your condition.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Use Benicort 4 MG Injection with caution as it may further increase the risk of hypothyroidism.

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes muscles weakness. Use Benicort 4 MG Injection with caution as it may worsen your condition.

Chicken pox

Chickenpox is a skin disorder that causes itchy skin blisters/rash on your skin. Avoid receiving Benicort 4 MG Injection in such a condition as it suppresses the immune system (defence system of your body) and may worsen your health condition.

Kidney diseases

Benicort 4 MG Injection should be used with caution if you have kidney problems as it may worsen your condition. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine or prescribe a suitable alternative based on your condition.

Missed Dose

Since Benicort 4 MG Injection is administered by a qualified healthcare professional in a hospital setting, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

Overdose

Since Benicort 4 MG Injection is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, your doctor will take necessary measures if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

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

Instructions

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

Warfarin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Insulin

Carbamazepine

Rifampicin

Disease interactions

Tuberculosis

Benicort 4 MG Injection should be used with caution if you have recently recovered from tuberculosis. The risks of a relapse are significantly high and hence, close monitoring of signs and symptoms is necessary.

Myocardial infarction

Myocardial infarction is commonly known as a heart attack. Benicort 4 MG Injection should be used with extreme caution if you have recovered or are recovering from a recent heart attack. It may lead to electrolyte imbalance and improper blood supply to the heart causing heart failure.

Infections

Benicort 4 MG Injection 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 infection in your body. Hence, this medicine or corticosteroids, in general, should not be used if you have any active infections.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Benicort 4 MG Injection is administered in a hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform your doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney, heart problems. Also inform him about all the medicines including herbal supplements you are using.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Benicort 4 MG Injection works by decreasing the release of certain substances (prostaglandins) that cause swelling. It also works by suppressing or partially preventing the effect of the immune system.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids, Anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Medicines.org.uk. 2021. Betamethasone 4mg/ml Solution for Injection - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc). [online] Available at: < [Accessed 25 October 2021].

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/9097/smpc#INDICATIONS>
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Information on this page was last updated on 17 Nov 2021

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