Betamethasone Ophthalmic - Drug Information

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General Information on Betamethasone Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Betamethasone Ophthalmic

Pronunciation : BETA-met-uh-sone

Latest prescription information about Betamethasone Ophthalmic. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Hormones

Trade Names/Brand Names of Betamethasone Ophthalmic

India- Betasone N Eye/Ear Drops, Betnesol Eye Oint Eye Oint, Celestone Drops, Gentate-B Eye Drops, Ibeth-N Eye/Ear Drops, Ocusone Eye Drops, Sanbeta Eye/Ear Drops, Solubet Drops, Stemin-N Eye Drops.
International- Garasone- Gentamicin+Betamethasone Ophthalmic+Otic Drops.

Why is Betamethasone Ophthalmic Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for eye inflammation. It prevents the release of inflammation causing substances in the body.

When should Betamethasone Ophthalmic not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with fungal infections and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Betamethasone Ophthalmic?

Ophthalmic- As 0.1% solution: Instill 1-2 hourly until symptoms are controlled.
As 0.1% ointment: Apply 2-4 times/day.

How should Betamethasone Ophthalmic be taken?

It comes as eye drops and ointment to instill over the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Betamethasone Ophthalmic?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, poor blood circulation, immune disorder, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Betamethasone Ophthalmic?

Corneal ulcers, raised IOP and reduced visual acuity.

What are the other precautions for Betamethasone Ophthalmic?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Betamethasone Ophthalmic?

Store in a cool place and use within one month of opening.

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