Betnesol Inj 8*1ml
Betnesol Inj 8*1ml

Betnesol Inj 8*1ml

1ml Injection in Ampoule
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Betamethasone(4.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Betnesol Injection is a steroidal medicine. It contains betamethasone as an active ingredient. Betnesol injection is used to treat conditions due to inflammation and allergies. It acts as a natural st...
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Uses of Betnesol 4 MG

  • Betnesol is used to provide relief during severe asthmatic attacks (Status asthmaticus).
  • For allergic reactions, including allergies due to medicines.
  • It is used to treat shock, due to trauma or surgery or infection.
  • As a replacement for the body’s naturally occurring corticosteroid hormones when the body is not producing sufficient steroids.
  • It is used to treat soft tissue lesions (tennis elbow, tenosynovitis and bursitis).

Contraindications of Betnesol 4 MG

  • If you are allergic to betamethasone or other ingredients of the injection.
  • If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
  • If you have fungal infections or acne.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus or tuberculosis.
  • If you have an untreated infection.

Side effects of Betnesol 4 MG

  • Risk of developing a cataract
  • Skin thinning
  • Weak bones (osteoporosis)
  • Increased pressure in the eye (Glaucoma)
  • Increased levels of steroids
  • Growth retardation (in children)
  • Ulcers
  • Dehydration

Precautions and Warnings of Betnesol 4 MG



Can I take Betnesol Injection during pregnancy?
Avoid during pregnancy, as steroids are known to retard the growth and development in the growing foetus causes cleft lip and cleft palate.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Betnesol Injection while breastfeeding?
Components of Betnesol Injection passes into human milk. Since the baby may be exposed to medicine, consult the doctor before using the medicine during breastfeeding.


Can I drive after taking Betnesol Injection?
There is no information available on the interaction of medicine with driving abilities. You experience visual disturbance, avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Betnesol Injection?
The interactions of Betnesol Injection with alcohol is unknown. Consult the doctor if you drink too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience blurred vision or visual disturbances after taking the injection.
  • You develop an infection after taking the medicine, as the medicine may increase the susceptibility for infection.
  • You develop chickenpox while on treatment with the medicine or the immune system is not working properly.
  • You experience swelling and fluid retention after taking the injection, in patients with heart failure.
  • You are elderly, the chances of getting the complications are more if there is a comorbid condition.
  • The injection worsens the health condition if you have high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, glaucoma and epilepsy.
  • The injection causes growth retardation in the children, treatment must be limited to the minimum dosage for the shortest possible time.
  • When the treatment with Betnesol Injection needs to be stopped, a gradual dose reduction must be considered to avoid the chances of getting symptoms of steroid withdrawal.

Mode of Action of Betnesol 4 MG

How Does It Work?

Betnesol Injection contains steroidal medicine Betamethasone that boosts the steroid levels in the body. It reduces inflammation, allergies and lowers immune activity.

Directions for Use of Betnesol 4 MG

  • Betnesol Injection is given in the hospital by the doctor or nurse.
  • Do not self-inject and follow the aftercare instruction given by the doctor or nurse.

Interactions of Betnesol 4 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Betnesol Injection reduces the action of certain medicines used to treat myasthenia gravis called
  • Anticholinesterases, Aspirin and painkillers.
  • The action of Betnesol injection is reduced by concomitant use of medicines used for the brain disorders (Phenytoin, Phenobarbitone), Ephedrine (used for breathing problem) and Rifampicin (used to tre...
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  • The dose of blood thinner requires adjustment while taking Betnesol Injection.
  • Hormonal contraceptives (Oestrogens) may increase the activity of the injection, dose adjustment is required.
  • Antiviral medicines like Ritonavir, Cobicistat and antifungal like Itraconazole must be used cautiously.

Storage and disposal of Betnesol 4 MG

  • Store and protected from light at a temperature not exceeding 25°C.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Betnesol 4 MG


Betnesol Injection is given to you by a doctor or nurse. It is less likely to get an overdose of the injection. You experience symptoms right after taking the injection, seek medical help.

Missed a Dose

It is less likely to miss a dose of the injection since it is to be given under medical supervision. However, if the doctor misses to give you a dose, remind them.

Content Details


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I use Betnesol for cough?

A: No, the medicine has no action in cough. It is used for inflammation and allergy where quick corticosteroid treatment is required.

Q: Can Betnesol Injection harm an unborn baby?

A: Avoid during pregnancy as it may interfere with the growth of the growing baby and cause cleft lip and cleft palate.

Q: Is Betnesol Injection a steroid?

A: Yes, it is a steroidal medicine it contains a corticosteroid called betamethasone.

Q: Does Betnesol Injection affect blood sugar levels?

A: Betnesol Injection increases blood sugar levels and interferes with the action of antidiabetic medicines.

Q: How is Betnesol administered?

A: The route of administration will be decided by the doctor only. Betnesol injection is given by a doctor or nurse under medical supervision in a healthcare setup. Do not self-inject.

Q: Is it safe to take a Betnesol injection during pregnancy?

A: As it is a steroid and steroids are known to affect the growth and development of the growing foetus. It may cause cleft lip and cleft palate. However, your doctor may prescribe you this medicine after assessing the medical condition with the lowest dose that works for you.

Q: Is Betnesol a steroid?

A: Yes, Betnesol injection is a steroid medicine containing bethamethasone as an active ingredient. This medicine is used to treat a various allergic and inflammatory conditions.


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ContainsBetamethasone(4.0 Mg)
UsesAsthma attacks, allergic reactions, soft tissue lesions
Side effectsRisk of developing a cataract, skin thinning, weak bones, increased pressure in the eye (Glaucoma), increased levels of steroids
Last Updated on: 22 Dec 2021 | 04:05 PM (IST)
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