Betnelan Tablet

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Betnelan Information

Betnelan is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Allergy, Asthma, Cancer: causes, symptoms, treatment, medicines, prevention and medicines are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Betnelan have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of Betnelan depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Common side effects of Betnelan include Skin Rash. Some other side effects of Betnelan have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Betnelan are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Betnelan's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Safe while nursing. Warnings related to Betnelan's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Betnelan is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Scleroderma, Tuberculosis (TB) as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Betnelan have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Betnelan have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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



Betnelan Benefits & Uses

Betnelan is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Betnelan 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

Betnelan Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Betnelan safe for pregnant women?


    Betnelan may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Betnelan, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Betnelan safe during breastfeeding?


    Betnelan is safe for breastfeeding women.

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


    Betnelan rarely affects the kidneys.

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


    Side effects of Betnelan rarely affect the liver.

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


    Betnelan is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Betnelan with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Betnelan Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Betnelan

  • Is this Betnelan habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Betnelan has not been reported.

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


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Betnelan since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Betnelan 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?


    No, Betnelan cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Betnelan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Betnelan


    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Betnelan with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Betnelan


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Betnelan.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Betnelan

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Betnelan with antibiotic?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Betnelan can be taken with an antibiotic. Taking Betnelan with a certain antibiotic (Clarithromycin) can treat H.Pylori associated stomach infection. However, it is best to consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Betnelan on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

No, Betnelan Should not be stopped or discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine. Suddenly stopping Betnelan can cause withdrawal symptoms such as fever, joint pain, and feeling of discomfort. To avoid the withdrawal symptoms, the dosage of this drug should be reduced gradually. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing any withdrawal symptoms after stopping/discounting it on your own.

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Betnelan?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

Betnelan 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 Betnelan. 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 about 5 years ago

Can I take Betnelan without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

No, Betnelan is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because Betnelan suppresses the immune system which lowers the immunity that can lead to infection to the patient. Hence patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Betnelan safe to use?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Betnelan is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed at therapeutic doses such as fluid retention (swelling in your hands or ankles), increased appetite, increased sweating, and stomach upset. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.



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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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