Betamethasone: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT BETAMETHASONE
BETAMETHASONE is a synthetic corticosteroid drug. BETAMETHASONE is used to treat inflammation and immune system diseases.
• Feeling depressed
• Mania (feeling high)
• Memory loss
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR BETAMETHASONE
• Do not self-administer. BETAMETHASONE will be given by registered nurse or health care professional.
• BETAMETHASONE can be given intravenously or intramuscularly.
• Keep your doctor informed about taking BETAMETHASONE while taking any blood/urine test as BETAMETHASONE may alter the results of some diagnostic tests.
• Inform you doctor if you have or had tuberculosis, epilepsy, osteoporosis, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, glaucoma, liver, kidney or heart disease.
• Pregnant women, women trying to conceive and breast-feeding mothers are recommended to avoid BETAMETHASONE.
• Always check with your doctor before taking other medicines while you are on BETAMETHASONE.
• BETAMETHASONE may increase your susceptibility to infections and masks infection symptoms, so consult your doctor if you have any signs of infection while taking BETAMETHASONE.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medications or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does BETAMETHASONE work? A. BETAMETHASONE is a corticosteroid. BETAMETHASONE is used to treat inflammation and immune system diseases such as asthma, severe allergic reactions, local inflammation, severe shock and used to help prevent organ transplant rejection. BETAMETHASONE works by reducing the production of chemicals that cause inflammations. Corticosteroids are produced naturally in the body and are important for many body functions. Corticosteroids imitates the effects of hormones in the body which are naturally produced in adrenal glands.
Q. Can I take BETAMETHASONE with antibiotics? A. No, it is not recommended to take BETAMETHASONE with antibiotics because antibiotics reduce the effectiveness of BETAMETHASONE. Hence, it is best to consult a doctor before taking them together.
Q. Can taking BETAMETHASONE cause mental health problems? A. Yes, there have been few reported cases in association with BETAMETHASONE to cause mild mental health problems, however, they may go after stopping or lowering the dose of BETAMETHASONE. You may experience symptoms of mild depression and distorted thoughts. These symptoms usually start after few days or weeks of starting the BETAMETHASONE. But you are strongly advised to inform your doctor if these symptoms do not go away. Your doctor may stop or prescribe other medications to suit your condition.
Q. Does BETAMETHASONE cause glaucoma? A. Yes, BETAMETHASONE may cause glaucoma if taken for long time. BETAMETHASONE might Increase the fluid pressure in the eye and cause glaucoma. Inform your doctor if you experience blurry vision, reddening of the eye, visual disturbance, etc.
Q. Can I take vaccination while using BETAMETHASONE? A. No, you are advised not to take vaccinations or any kind of immunizations unless it is absolutely recommended by your doctor. BETAMETHASONE may intervene with vaccinations and cause live vaccines to be ineffective.