Betagel Cream, 1 x 20 gram


Price/Pill: $18.00
Generic Name: Betamethasone/Gentamicin
Manufacturer: Micro Lab

$18.00

Betagel Cream, Betamethasone/Gentamicin Uses

Betagel 0.05% Ointment is similar to the naturally occurring steroidal hormones (hydrocortisone/cortisone) produced by the adrenal glands. It is used to treat internal and external swelling associated with diseases like asthma, colitis, arthritis, severe skin allergies etc. It is also used for other conditions like adrenal hormonal insufficiency, certain types of anemia, cerebral edema etc.

Betagel Cream Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Betagel 0.05% Ointment

  • Blurred vision
  • Increased appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Skin itch
  • Drying and cracking of skin
  • Acne
  • Change in skin color
  • Persistent infections
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Depression
  • Growth retardation in children
  • Hoarseness of voice

Uses of Betagel 0.05% Ointment

What is Betagel prescribed for?

  • Allergy and inflammation
    This medicine is used to reduce or prevent swelling and irritation associated with conditions like asthma, colitis etc.
  • Joint inflammation
    This medicine is used to relieve swelling and pain associated with diseases like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, gout etc.
  • Eye inflammation
    This medicine is used to relieve swelling, irritation, burning of the eye caused due to infections, allergy, exposure to chemicals etc.
  • Skin disorders
    This medicine is used to relieve swelling, itching, redness, and burning associated with various allergic skin conditions like pruritus, pemphigus vulgaris, seborrhoeic dermatitis etc.

When not to use Betagel Cream?

  • Allergy
    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to it or any other medicine belonging to the category of corticosteroids.
  • Systemic Fungal Infection
    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a fungal infection affecting an internal organ/organs in the body.
  • 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

Warnings for special population

Pregnancy
Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding
Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended. However, if it absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

General warnings

Other medications
This medicine may interact with any medicine that you might be possible taking. Report the use of all medicines including supplement and herbs to the doctor to ensure safe and effective use of this medicine.

Allergic reactions
This medicine has the potential of causing moderate to a severe allergic reaction in the body. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor in the first instance.

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 is known to interact with a large number of medications you might possibly be taking. It is recommended to report the use of all medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor to ensure safe and effective use.

Change in blood pressure
Use of large dose of this medicine can alter the levels of electrolytes like sodium and potassium in the body and may cause unexpected changes in blood pressure levels.

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 disorders in children
This medicine should be used with caution in pediatric patients as the risk of growth abnormalities, brittle bones, and other developmental problems are significantly high.

Immunization procedures
Immunization procedures involving the injection of a live and weakened pathogen should be avoided while taking this medicine. Alternate means of immunization not involving a live strain of a microorganism could be considered.

Delayed wound healing
Use of this medicine can delay the process of wound healing.

Tuberculosis relapse
Use of this medicine can cause a relapse of tuberculosis in patients who have recently recovered from it. It is advised to conduct suitable diagnostic tests before starting the treatment with this medicine.

Defect in vision
Use of this medicine has been sometimes associated with an increase in intraocular pressure and may cause glaucoma or formation of cataract. It should be very carefully administered in patients who have a disease of the eye.

Epidural injections
Use of this medicine in an injectable form given in the lumbar region of the spinal chord has been associated with some major side effects and even fatalities. This route of administration for corticosteroids, in general, should be avoided.

Betagel Cream Dosage

Missed Dose
Contact your doctor for instructions if you missed a scheduled dose of this medicine. A self-attempt to make up for the lost dose may result in adverse effects.

Overdose
Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine for is suspected especially when the prescribed dose is very high. Symptoms may include thinning of the skin, easy bruising and bleeding, body fat deposits etc.

Betagel Cream Interactions

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
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • BCG vaccine
  • 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 is known to cause imbalances in the levels of minerals like calcium, potassium, and sodium in the body. Hence it should be administered with caution in patients with a pre-existing electrolyte imbalance disorder.

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.

Infections
This medicine 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 an infection. Hence, this medicine or corticosteroids, in general, should not be used in patients with active infections.

Myocardial infarction
This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients who have recovered or are recovering from a recent heart attack.

Ocular herpes infection
This medicine should be used with caution if the patient is suffering from an eye infection caused by herpes simplex virus.

Scleroderma
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from this disease where the skin and connective tissue beneath becomes hard and stiff.

Threadworm infection
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from an infection caused by threadworm (Strongyloides).

Food interactions
Information not available.

Lab interactions
Information not available.
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.

General Instructions

Take Betagel 0.05% Ointment as instructed by the doctor. Your dosage timings, forms, duration and other attributes are subject to vary depending on the condition and hence adherence to the instruction is necessary to ensure safe and effective use of this medicine.

 

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