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Betsalic 0.05% Lotion

Manufactured byEast West Pharma
Description
Betsalic 0.05% Lotion is a topical medicine that contains Betamethasone. It is used to relieve swelling, redness, and itching of the skin caused due to various skin conditions such as dermatitis (swelling in the skin), psoriasis (a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches), etc. This medicine works by preventing the release of substances that causes skin swelling, redness, and itching on your skin. Betsalic 0.05% Lotion shows some side effects like burning sensation, irritation, itching, or dryness at the application site. However, these side effects may occur at the initial phase and subside by themselves as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they continue to bother you. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. Betsalic 0.05% Lotion is for external use only. Use it regularly as directed by your doctor. Wash and dry the affected area before application. Spread a thin layer of the lotion over the affected area. Do not cover the affected area with bandages unless directed by your doctor. Avoid contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. In case it comes in contact with these areas, rinse with plenty of water. Avoid using Betsalic 0.05% Lotion for other skin conditions not prescribed by your doctor, or around the genital and rectal areas as it may cause serious side effects. Betsalic 0.05% Lotion is not recommended for use in children below one year of age. Children below 12 years of age should not use this medicine for more than five days. If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Betsalic 0.05% Lotion

  • Burning or tingling sensation of skin
  • Changes in color of skin
  • Dry skin
  • Skin rash
  • Skin thinning
  • Skin irritation at the site of application

Uses of Betsalic 0.05% Lotion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Inflammatory skin conditions
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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 Betsalic 0.05% Lotion to stats showing its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Betsalic 0.05% Lotion remains active in your body is not known.
  • 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 Betsalic 0.05% Lotion.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Information regarding the use of Betsalic 0.05% Lotion in pregnancy is not available. Hence, if you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Information regarding the use of Betsalic 0.05% Lotion in breastfeeding is not available. Hence, if you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid using Betsalic 0.05% Lotion if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, hives, redness of the skin, itching, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue.

Acne vulgaris

Acne is a skin condition in which bacteria grow in the clogged pores on your skin causing blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples. Betsalic 0.05% Lotion is not effective against the bacteria that causes acne. Hence, it is not recommended for use in acne.

Skin Infections not responsive to steroids

Betsalic 0.05% Lotion is not recommended to treat skin infections that are not responsive to steroids like rosacea (blushing and visible blood vessels in your skin).
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Information regarding the use of Betsalic 0.05% Lotion in pregnancy is not available. Hence, if you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Information regarding the use of Betsalic 0.05% Lotion in breastfeeding is not available. Hence, if you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

Betsalic 0.05% Lotion is not recommended for use if your child is less than one year of age since the safety and efficacy of this medicine are not clinically established. Children below 12 years of age should not use this medicine for more than five days due to the increased risk of adrenal suppression (adrenal glands do not produce a sufficient amount of hormone cortisol).

Long term use

Betsalic 0.05% Lotion is not recommended for use for more than the prescribed period as it may cause serious side effects.

External use only

Betsalic 0.05% Lotion is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds. Rinse thoroughly with water in case of accidental contact.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Betsalic 0.05% Lotion as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply more quantities to make up for a missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of Betsalic 0.05% Lotion is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, the ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of Betsalic 0.05% Lotion to the affected areas of your skin as instructed by your doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply Betsalic 0.05% Lotion in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Avoid the use of Betsalic 0.05% Lotion on your face unless advised by your doctor. The treatment courses should be limited to five days. Remember to wash your hands after applying the lotion to the affected area. Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or resolve in two to four weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Betsalic 0.05% Lotion works by blocking prostaglandins, the chemical messengers that cause redness, swelling and itching of the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids, Topical steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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