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Betamethasone - Ophthalmic - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Other Known Brands
  • Betamet    

Why do I need this medicine?

Betamethasone helps relieve inflammation of the eye.

How do I use this medicine?

Use Betamethasone Eye Drops exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

How to use eye drop solution:

1. Wash and dry your hands before using Betamethasone Eye Drops.
2. Shake the bottle well before using.
3 Tilt your head slightly backwards and with the index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch and look upwards.
4. Instill the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid. Blink a few times to disperse the drops.
5. Repeat for the other eye if required.
6. Close your eyes and wipe the excess solution with a clean tissue.
7. Replace and tighten the cap of the bottle.

Do not touch/wipe/ rinse the dropper tip, and do not let the dropper tip touch the eye, eyelids or other surfaces.

Once you notice an improvement in your condition, the number of times you use the drops should be reduced. If you do not notice any improvement after 7 days, stop treatment and inform your doctor.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Use the eye drop as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- glaucoma (increased pressure in your eyes)
- any eye infection (viral, fungal, or tuberculous), which may show up as eye redness, eye pain, and eye discharge
- herpes infection of the eyes
as this medicine may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have cataract and undiagnosed redness of the eye.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

You may need to have regular eye checkups if you are using Betamethasone Eye Drops for prolonged period of time.

Do not use Betamethasone Eye Drops if you wear soft contact lenses, as the preservative contained in it may affect the contact lenses.

What side effects could I experience?

Betamethasone Eye Drops may cause increased pressure in your eye, ulceration of the front part of the eye (cornea), pain in the eyes and/or blurred vision which does not get better after a few minutes. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

This medicine may also cause sensitivity reactions such as irritation, tingling, stinging and itching. These reactions may not appear until some time after you have started using the drops.

Using Betamethasone Eye Drops in the eye very often or for a long time may cause cataracts (clouding of the lens of the eye) and reduced visual function. Drooping of the eyelid or inflammation of the outer surface of the eye may also occur.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking or using any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicine, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store the bottle in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Do not freeze it.

The bottle should be replaced in the outer carton after use to protect the contents from light.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date. Do not use for longer than 28 days after the seal on the bottle has been broken.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Betamethasone - Ophthalmic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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