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Betalar 0.5 MG Tablet

Manufactured byLark Laboratories Ltd.
Description

Betalar 0.5 MG Tablet is a corticosteroid medicine which is used to relieve inflammation associated with the various conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, severe skin allergies, and allergic disorder, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Betalar 0.5 MG Tablet

  • Blurred vision
  • Increased appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Change in skin color
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Growth retardation in children
  • Hoarseness of voice

Uses of Betalar 0.5 MG Tablet

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?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to betamethasone or any other ingredients present in the formulation.

Systemic Fungal Infection

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from systemic fungal infections due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition.

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 for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

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 may interact with many other medicines and may cause adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

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 retardation

This medicine may cause growth retardation in some children. Therefore, children receiving this medicine should be monitored closely with regard to growth parameters. The dose should be titrated to the minimum effective dose to reduce the chances of such side effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Infections

This medicine should be used with caution in patients who are at risk of developing infections since it suppresses the immune system and further increases the risk of infections. Any symptoms such as a sore throat, fever, chills, etc. should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Resistance

This medicine should be used for the complete prescribed course even when the symptoms get better. The infection may recur and the fungi may get less sensitive to the medicine, resulting in drug resistance, if it is not used for the complete prescribed course.

Visual disturbance

This medicine may cause blurred vision or other visual disturbances in some patients. Report any such symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Amlodipine

Mifepristone

Warfarin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Insulin

Disease interactions

Tuberculosis

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.

Electrolyte imbalance

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with preexisting electrolyte imbalance due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Regular monitoring of electrolyte levels is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal perforations

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. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Infections

This medicine should be used with caution in patients who are at risk of developing infections since it suppresses the immune system and further increases the risk of infections. Any symptoms such as a sore throat, fever, chills, etc. should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Myocardial infarction

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of myocardial infarction due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by decreasing the release of certain substances that cause swelling. It also works by suppressing or partially preventing the effect of the immune system.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

Betamethasone | C22H29FO5 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 27 April 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/9782

Betamethasone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00443
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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Mar 2020

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