The Betnesol Injection is popularly used as a treatment for skin conditions like Itch, rashes, Phimosis, Inflamed skin, Ataxia telangiectasia and other skin conditions. Get to know how Betnesol Injection works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Betnesol Injection is not suggested.
The active compound in the Betnesol injection is Betamethasone. It is also used as a treatment for Allergy conditions and Asthmatic problems.
Some brand manufacturers
The Betnesol Injection is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The active compound Betamethasone in the injection vial is 4mg/ml. One pack contains 8 injections which are sold at a price of 34.08 INR.
The substitute of injection is marketed by Cipla Ltd. as Betnecip 4mg/ml Injection and is sold at a price of 4.11 INR per vial.
Another substitute of the drug with same active ingredient Betamethasone is manufactured by Wockhardt Ltd. as Decdan B 4mg/ml Injection and sold at a price of 16.32 INR for 4 injections in a packet.
How does the medication work?
Betamethasone is a drug from the class of corticosteroids which possess an anti-inflammatory effect. They also have an essential immune suppressing action. This henceforth prevents the late phases of allergic reaction by reducing the toxins or chemical agents responsible for causing allergy. The drug works by reducing the inflammation in the first step and relieves symptoms of allergy on the skin.
Betnesol injection Uses
The Betnesol Injection is used in treatment and control of many disease conditions like:
- Itching or rashes on the skin
- Ulcerative colitis
- Bronchial asthma cases
- Acute Dermatitis
- Allergic disorders
- Ataxia telangiectasia
- Skin inflammation
- Inflammation of skin
- Multiple Skin problems and conditions
The patients are strictly advised not to self-administer the injection. A doctor or a nurse must inject the dosage of Betnesol. If you recall the missed dose in a short span then, the missed can be administered. It is advised not to double the dose in case of a skipped dosage.
List of some Betnesol injection Side Effects to be taken care of while consumption
The Injection may cause certain side effects during the treatment in patients which are listed as follows:
- Skin atrophy
- Mood changes
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Itching and dry skin
- Stomach problems like indigestion
- Burning sensation on the skin
- Itchy Burns on the upper layer of skin
- Eczema or edema in skin
- Irritation or scaly skin
- Weak arms and legs, or a round face on prolonged use
- Weight gain on prolonged dosing
Careful with Drug Interactions
If you are under therapy of Betnesol injection then certain drugs may show interaction during the treatment. You must consult your doctor about the nutrition supplements you are consuming. Inform your physician about the other medication you are consuming and your prevailing medical conditions. The following drugs show interaction:
- Amphotericin B
Careful with Contraindications
- Alcohol: The drug has not shown any possible side effects with alcohol till date.
- Pregnancy: The Betnesol injection has shown side effects to the fetus in animal studies. Hence the use of the injection must be restricted to pregnant females.
- Lactation: The medicine has not shown any side effects in case of lactation.
- Driving: The drug does not cause any lethargy during driving.
Appropriate Storage conditions
The injection vials are kept in the refrigerator under in a moisture-free zone. The seal of the vial must be tightly packed and the injection must be thrown after one use. Only sterilized injections must be used while administration of the dose.
Beware of these Warning signs
- The drug must not in used in cases of severe hypersensitivity to the Betnesol injection.
- The medicine also shows contraindications in conditions of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
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Ms. Nikita Saraswat graduated as a gold medalist in B. Pharma from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in 2012. Subsequently, she has earned a Master in Pharmacology from Council of Scientific Research – Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow (CSIR-IITR). She currently serves as an Assistant Professor as well as pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Nikita is also a passionate author who loves to keep herself updated with the latest advances in medicine and health. She regularly publishes her writings on medicine at HealthClues and has also published various research papers and healthcare books in reputed publications including the Bentham Science Journal, UGC and Clarivate Analytics indexed journals.