Generic Name : Betamethasone Ophthalmic Pronunciation : BETA-met-uh-sone Therapeutic Classification : Hormones
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 it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for eye inflammation. It prevents the release of inflammation causing substances in the body. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with fungal infections and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Ophthalmic- As 0.1% solution: Instill 1-2 hourly until symptoms are controlled.
As 0.1% ointment: Apply 2-4 times/day. How it should be taken :
It comes as eye drops and ointment to instill over the affected eyes as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, poor blood circulation, immune disorder, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Corneal ulcers, raised IOP and reduced visual acuity.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store in a cool place and use within one month of opening.
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