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Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops

Manufactured byInd-Swift Laboratories Ltd.
Description
Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops is a medicine that contains Betamethasone. It is used in children and adults 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. Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops shows some side effects such as a headache, nausea, shortness of breath, weight gain, and stomach upset. These side effects subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms bother you or worsen. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops can be taken with or without food. Use this medicine in the dose and for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Take it every day at the same time for the ease of remembering. Do not stop using this medicine without consulting your doctor 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. Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops may not be suitable for all people. Before taking this medicine, 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. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops

Betnesol 0.5 MG Oral Drops
Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops

  • Blurred vision
  • Increased appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Change in skin color
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Depression
  • Growth retardation in children
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight gain
  • Stomach upset

Uses of Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergy and inflammation
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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 Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops to start showing its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops 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 Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops is not recommended for use during breastfeeding as this medicine passes into breastmilk and may harm your infant. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid using Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops 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

Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops 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

Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops is not recommended for use during breastfeeding as this medicine passes into breastmilk and may harm your infant. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Withdrawal symptoms

Avoid sudden discontinuation of Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops as you may experience withdrawal symptoms like weakness, tiredness, weight loss, and decreased appetite may be seen. Withdrawal should be done gradually by consulting your doctor. Withdrawal symptoms might last anywhere from a few days to two weeks.

Growth retardation

Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops should be used with caution in your child as the risk of growth abnormalities, brittle bones, and other developmental problems are significantly high.

Visual disturbance

Use of Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops has been sometimes associated with an increase in intraocular pressure and may cause glaucoma or the formation of cataracts. It should be very carefully administered if you have eye diseases.

Liver disease

Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops 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.

Kidney diseases

Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops 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.

Chicken pox

Chickenpox is a skin disorder that causes itchy skin blisters/rash on your skin. Avoid using Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops if you have this condition as it suppresses the immune system (defence system of your body) and may worsen your health condition.

Hypothyroidism

Chickenpox is a skin disorder that causes itchy skin blisters/rash on your skin. Avoid using Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops in such a condition as it suppresses the immune system (defence system of your body) and may worsen your health condition.

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a condition of muscles weakness. Use Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops with caution as it may worsen your condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek immediate medical attention if you have taken an overdose of Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops. An overdose of this medicine can lead to increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, skin bruising, etc.
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

Insulin

Amlodipine

Warfarin

Desmopressin

Ciprofloxacin

Disease interactions

Infections

Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops 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.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Use Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops with caution as it may further increase the risk of hypothyroidism.

Diabetes

Use Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops with caution if you have diabetes (high blood sugar level) due to the increased risk of worsening of your condition. Your doctor may monitor your blood sugar levels while on treatment with this medicine.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more or fewer doses than prescribed. Consult your doctor if you notice any undesirable effects while taking this medicine. Do not stop taking the medication without first consulting your doctor. Keep the medicine away from the reach of children and pets. Do not use it after the date of expiry. Ensure that the unused medicine is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
Stemin 0.5 MG Oral Drops works by decreasing the release of certain substances that cause swelling, pain and irritation of internal and external organs. It also suppresses the effect of the immune system which helps to control inflammation (redness and swelling).
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids, Anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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