BETACHLOR Tablet 10's

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INTRODUCTION

BETACHLOR TABLET contains Betamethasone, which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids. It is used to treat many different types of conditions, including asthma and severe allergic reactions, certain conditions of the blood, rheumatoid arthritis (chronic inflammatory diseases affecting the joints), autoimmune diseases (like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and polyarteritis nodosa), inflammatory conditions of the skin, kidney (like acute interstitial nephritis), bowels (like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) and heart, some connective tissue disorders and malignant lymphoma. BETACHLOR TABLET also help to prevent organ transplant rejection following organ transplant surgery.

Your doctor might recommend you take relevant tests to understand your condition before starting treatment with BETACHLOR TABLET. Avoid drinking alcohol while using BETACHLOR TABLET as it may worsen your existing condition.

BETACHLOR TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with an infection and who are not taking antibiotics. Before taking BETACHLOR TABLET, inform your doctor if you have kidney, liver, heart problems, underactive thyroid gland, severe mental illness, tuberculosis, epilepsy, hypertension, pheochromocytoma, glaucoma, or diabetes.

BETACHLOR TABLET should be used with caution among women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. BETACHLOR TABLET should be used with caution in children, adolescents, and elderly patients. Contact your doctor if any of the above symptoms worsen. Consult with your doctor if you experience any unusual behaviors, self-harming or depression, etc. after taking BETACHLOR TABLET.

USES OF BETACHLOR TABLET

It is used to treat many different types of conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Certain conditions of the blood
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases (like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and polyarteritis nodosa)
  • Inflammatory conditions of the skin, kidney (like acute interstitial nephritis), bowels (like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), and heart
  • Some connective tissue disorders
  • Malignant lymphoma
  • Prevents organ transplant rejection following an organ transplant surgery

HOW BETACHLOR TABLET WORKS

BETACHLOR TABLET inhibits certain chemical pathways in the body which reduces the formation of substances (arachidonic acid) that causes pain. It also enhances anti-inflammatory genes like interleukin 10. Thus, it helps in reducing pain and inflammation.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take BETACHLOR TABLET as advised by your doctor. Swallow the medicine with enough water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Try to take BETACHLOR TABLET daily at the same time.  Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of BETACHLOR TABLET for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF BETACHLOR TABLET

RARE

Stop taking BETACHLOR TABLET and contact your physician immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • feeling depressed and suicidal thoughts
  • feeling high (mania) or moods swings
  • feeling anxious, having sleeping problems, having difficulty thinking or being confused, and losing the memory
  • feeling, hearing or seeing things that do not exist
  • having strange and frightening thoughts
  • changing how you act or having feelings of being alone
  • allergic reactions (signs include rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat, or tongue
  • blistering or bleeding the skin including around the nose, lips, eyes, mouth, and genitals
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (flu-like symptoms and fever)

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

BETACHLOR TABLET should be used with caution by pregnant women as it may slow down the baby’s growth or may temporarily affect baby’s body and heart movements. If you become pregnant while taking BETACHLOR TABLET, inform your doctor and do not stop taking the medicine unless are told to do so by your doctor. Consult your doctor before taking BETACHLOR TABLET.

BREASTFEEDING

BETACHLOR TABLET should be used with caution by breastfeeding women as it may pass through the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking BETACHLOR TABLET.

KIDNEY

BETACHLOR TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Consult your doctor taking BETACHLOR TABLET.

LIVER

BETACHLOR TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with liver diseases. Consult your doctor before taking.

ALLERGY

Do not take BETACHLOR TABLET if you are allergic to Betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

BETACHLOR TABLET should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases such as patients who had a recent heart attack. Consult your doctor taking BETACHLOR TABLET.

OTHERS

BETACHLOR TABLET is not recommended for use if you have:

  • an infection and / or taking antibiotics

Before taking BETACHLOR TABLET, inform your doctor if you have:

  • tuberculosis (TB)
  • epilepsy (fits)
  • glaucoma (raised eye pressure)
  • chickenpox, shingles, or measles, or having contact with a person having these
  • diabetes
  • underactive thyroid gland
  • myasthenia gravis
  • to be vaccinated or vaccinated
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • osteoporosis (thinning of bones specifically in postmenopausal women)
  • pheochromocytoma (tumor of adrenal gland)
  • had an ulcer in stomach or gut
  • blurred vision or other visual problems
  • severe mental illness

Use in pediatrics:

BETACHLOR TABLET should be used with caution in children. Your doctor will decide the correct dose depending upon your child’s age, health condition and body weight. consult with your child’s doctor.

Use in geriatrics:

BETACHLOR TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before taking BETACHLOR TABLET.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking BETACHLOR TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • insulin or oral antidiabetic drugs (Ex. metformin, sitagliptin, glimepiride)
  • medicines used to treat HIV (Ex. ritonavir, cobicistat)
  • medicine used for hypertension (Ex. amlodipine, telmisartan), heart problems (Ex. digoxin), hypotension (Ex. ephedrine)
  • water tablets (diuretics) used to treat fluid retention (Ex. furosemide)
  • medicines used for thinning of the blood (Ex. warfarin)
  • medicines used to treat pain and inflammation such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ex. ibuprofen), salicylates (Ex. aspirin)
  • medicines used to treat glaucoma (Ex. acetazolamide)
  • medicines used for myasthenia gravis (Ex. pyridostigmine)
  • medicines used to treat tuberculosis (Ex. rifampicin, rifabutin)
  • medicines used to treat epilepsy (Ex. carbamazepine, phenytoin, primidone, phenobarbitone, aminoglutethimide)
  • medicines used as oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy (Ex. estradiol, levonorgestrel)
  • medicines used to induce abortion in early pregnancy (Ex. mifepristone)
  • growth hormones to treat conditions like growth failure and short stature (Ex. somatropin)
  • medicines used as muscle relaxants (Ex. vecuronium)
  • medicines used to treat infections (Ex. fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin)
  • medicines used to improve symptoms of mental illnesses (Ex. quetiapine)
  • medicines used to treat bad acne (Ex. tretinoin)
  • medicines used to treat ulcers (Ex. carbenoxolone)
  • amphotericin-B (used to treat fungal infections)
  • theophylline (used to treat asthma and other allergic conditions)

Overdosage

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of BETACHLOR TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Betamethasone

Pharmacological Category :  

Corticosteroids

Therapeutic Indication :  

Asthma, severe allergic reactions, certain conditions of the blood, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases (like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and polyarteritis nodosa), inflammatory conditions of the skin, kidney (like acute interstitial nephritis), bowels (like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) and heart, some connective tissue disorders, malignant lymphoma. Prevention of organ transplant rejection

Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Gel, Cream, Ointment, Lotion, Oral drops, Oil, Eye/Ear drops, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep BETACHLOR TABLET out of reach from children
  • Store BETACHLOR TABLET at a temperature not more than 25°C

 

FAQs ABOUT BETACHLOR TABLET

Is BETACHLOR TABLET a steroid?

Yes. BETACHLOR TABLET is a potent steroid which inhibits certain chemical pathways in the body, which reduces the formation of substances (arachidonic acid) that cause pain. It also enhances anti-inflammatory genes like interleukin. Therefore, it helps in reducing pain and inflammation.

What if I forget to take a dose of BETACHLOR TABLET?

If you forget a dose of BETACHLOR TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose at the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose, as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Is it safe to use BETACHLOR TABLET during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

BETACHLOR TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women as it may slow down the baby’s growth or may temporarily affect the baby’s body and heart movements. you become pregnant while taking BETACHLOR TABLET, inform your doctor and do not stop taking the medicine unless told to do so. BETACHLOR TABLET should be used with caution in breastfeeding women as it may pass through the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking BETACHLOR TABLET.

When BETACHLOR TABLET is not recommended?

BETACHLOR TABLET is not recommended for use if you have an infection and are not taking antibiotics for it. Please consult with your doctor before taking BETACHLOR TABLET.

Can I stop taking BETACHLOR TABLET on my own?

It is very important to keep taking BETACHLOR TABLET till the time your doctor has prescribed it to you. Do not stop taking it on your own, even if your symptoms resolve and you feel better. If you stop taking BETACHLOR TABLET suddenly, you may experience fever, joint and muscle pain, itching, mood changes, dizziness, loss of weight, fainting, or headache. Consult with your doctor if you wish to discontinue taking BETACHLOR TABLET.

What precautions should I take while taking BETACHLOR TABLET?

While getting treated with BETACHLOR TABLET, keep away from patients having chicken pox or shingles and even tell your doctor beforehand if you yourself had them. Contact your doctor if you feel you got in touch with someone having these as taking BETACHLOR TABLET may worsen the condition.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Corticosteroids. Drugs Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 289.

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3. Betamethasone. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubchem. [Revised in August 2022] [Accessed on 18th August 2022] https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Betamethasone

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Absolute Eosinophil Count
  • Peripheral Smear Examination
  • Total IgE

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