Betnesol Forte Strip Of 20 Tablets
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Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S is a steroidal medicine which is synthetically produced and administered to make up for the naturally occurring steroids in the human body.
Uses of Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Inflammation due to arthritis or kidney conditions
- Skin inflammation
Contraindications of Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S
- Individuals who have diabetes are not advised for this medication.
- People with a history of allergy to this medicine should inform the doctor about the condition for an alternate prescription.
Side effects of Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S
Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S side effects include dizziness, increase in cholesterol levels, muscle weakness, indigestion, change in skin colour, and suppressed growth in children.
Precautions and Warnings of Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S
Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
The medicine is not recommended during pregnancy. This medicine is prescribed by the doctor after carefully weighing the benefits to the probable side effects.
Can I take Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S while breastfeeding?
No case is reported where this medicine passes onto the milk produced and has affected the infant. However, it is advisable to use this medicine after consultation with a doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S?
Yes, not any complication is reported.
Can I consume alcohol with Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S?
Consumption of alcohol is deemed safe with Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Individuals who have an active infection are advised strongly against the use of this medication.
- People who have a history of any internal infection are not recommended to this medicine.
Mode of Action of Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S
How Does It Work?
Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S composition has betamethasone as its active ingredient. Betamethasone belongs to the corticosteroid group, which limits the action of chemicals in the body responsible for swelling, redness, and pain.
Directions for Use of Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S
Take Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S dosage as prescribed by the doctor.
Interactions of Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S
Interactions with other medicines
- Taking Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S while already on a prescription of warfarin can result in increased metabolism of warfarin.
- Administration of vaccine is not advised while taking Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S as it may lead to severe side effects.
Interactions with food items
No complications with any food products.
Other general Interactions
- People with liver conditions are advised to have a proper consultation first.
- The medication may result in mild depression as a side effect. It is not recommended for people who already suffer from similar complications.
Storage and disposal of Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S
The medicine should be kept at room temperature and away from direct heat or moisture.
Dosage of Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S
- Hoarseness of voice
- Signs of high blood pressure
- Increasing weakness and bone pain
- Fluctuating heart rate
- Tarry stool
Missed a Dose
A missed dose should be made up soon, but not when the next dose is near because that may result in a double dose. A gap of at least 6 to 8 hours is advised between the dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Why is this medicine not recommended to diabetic individuals?
A: Administration of steroidal medicine increases the blood sugar level, which can be harmful to the person.
Q: Is Betnesol Forte Tab 20`S safe to use with medicines used to inflict abortion?
A: No, this medicine is not advised with abortion pills. Coupling them can result in severe side effects and decreased efficiency of this medicine.
Q: How long does a normal prescription of this medicine last?
A: The tenure for the medicine is mostly dependent on the kind of issue. Usually, the dosage should not be stopped when cured but gradually decreased till stopped.
Q: Is there a specific diet one has to follow with the medication?
A: Since the medication may result in increased cholesterol levels, it is advised to follow the diet suggested by the doctor.
Q: Does being prescribed to this medicine for longer period result in hair loss?
A: In a few cases, it is found that prolonged use of this medicine may result in hair loss.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:12 PM (IST)
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