Betafoam

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Betafoam Information

Betafoam is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Allergy, Asthma, Cancer: causes, symptoms, treatment, medicines, prevention and medicines. Betafoam also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Betafoam depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Betafoam are Skin Rash. Some other side effects of Betafoam have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Betafoam normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Betafoam is Moderate for pregnant women and Safe for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Betafoam has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Betafoam related warnings section.

Betafoam is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Scleroderma, Tuberculosis (TB) as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Betafoam contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Betafoam with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Betafoam is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Betafoam Benefits & Uses

Betafoam is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Betafoam Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist
Geriatric
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.4 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mcg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist


Betafoam Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Betafoam is used -

Severe

  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Bone degradation
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Skin Thinning
  • Bone Fracture
  • Bradycardia

Moderate

Mild

  • Dry Skin
  • Flushing
  • Blisters on skin
  • Acne

Common

Betafoam Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Betafoam safe for pregnant women?


    Betafoam can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Betafoam right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Betafoam safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can safely use Betafoam.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Betafoam on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Betafoam on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Betafoam on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Betafoam on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Betafoam on the Heart?


    Betafoam is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Betafoam with Other Drugs

Betafoam should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Betafoam Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Betafoam unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Betafoam

  • Is this Betafoam habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Betafoam is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Betafoam does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Betafoam is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Betafoam is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Betafoam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Betafoam


    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Betafoam and food will interact.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Betafoam


    Information about the interaction of Betafoam and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Betafoam

Question about 5 years ago

How to take Betafoam?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

Betafoam comes as a tablet and solution and it should be taken by mouth once daily or as advised by your doctor. Precautions must be taken in patients with hypertension (BP), ulcerative colitis, osteoporosis, glaucoma, diabetes, and peptic ulcer. Your doctor may tell you to follow low-salt, potassium-rich, or high-protein diet if you are taking Betafoam. A topical form of this drug (Cream, Ointment) should be applied gently on affected area 1 - 2 times daily as directed by the doctor.

Question over 4 years ago

Why Betafoam is given along with vitamin B 12?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

This is because a long-term use of Betafoam can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency. Stomach acids help in the absorption of Vitamin B 12, and this drug suppresses stomach acid which is required for the absorption of vitamin B12. Hence patients taking Betafoam for a long time have Vitamin B12 deficiency. To replenish Vitamin B12 in your body your doctor prescribes this vitamin along with this medicine.

Question about 4 years ago

Is Betafoam good for gastritis?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Betafoam is used in the treatment of gastritis. It is presumed that Betafoam works in gastritis by suppressing the immune response which causes inflammation and additionally relieving the symptoms of gastritis such as stomach pain, stomach inflammation, and acid reflux.

Question about 5 years ago

What is Betafoam?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Betafoam is a brand name of betamethasone. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medicine called steroids (corticosteroid). It comes in form of tablet, solution, injection and topical cream. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Betafoam is used in the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases, multiple sclerosis, inflammation, allergic conditions, and adrenal insufficiency. It is also used to diagnose Cushing's syndrome.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Betafoam With Paracetamol?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Betafoam can be taken with paracetamol. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any unpleasant effects then consult your doctor.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 362-370

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 289

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Celestone® (betamethasone)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Cortival (betamethasone valerate)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Diprosone® Ov (betamethasone dipropionate)

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