Betamethasone is used to help relieve inflammation of the nose that is not infected.
Use Betamethasone 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.
To use the nasal drop solution:
- Blow your nose gently to clean your nostrils before using the drops.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Close one nostril with your finger. Hold the bottle straight and upright, placing the nozzle into the other nostril.
- Tilt your head back and instil the required number of drops into the nostril. Keep your head slightly tilted and breathe in gently through your nose.
- Repeat steps to administer your dose into the other nostril if necessary.
- After each use, wipe the nozzle with a clean tissue and replace the cap of the bottle.
Make sure you know how to use your nasal drops. If you have problems or do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not allow the tip of the dropper to touch any other surfaces, including your fingers.
Do not share your nasal drops with others as it could spread infection.
The dose of this medicine will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the treatment timeframe depending on the severity of your condition and response to the medication.
Instil the missed dose 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 to make up for a missed dose.
If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- nasal infection that is not yet treated
- recent nasal surgery which has not yet healed
- TB (lung infection known as tuberculosis)
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Betamethasone to a child. Children may be more sensitive to the side effects.
Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication regularly. Monitoring of the growth (e.g. height) may be necessary for children who have prolonged treatment with this medicine.
Betamethasone may cause any of the following side effects: nasal discomfort, irritation, and dryness, headache, sneezing, light-headedness, nausea, disturbance to the sense of taste or smell, blocked nose, and nosebleeds.
This medicine may also cause certain reactions such as tingling or stinging sensation, and itching. These reactions may not appear until some time after you have started using the drops.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking cobicistat (medicine for HIV infection).
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.
Store below 25°C, away from the reach of children.
Do not freeze. Protect from light.
Throw away any remaining solution 28 days after opening. Mark the date of opening on the bottle so that you know when to discard it.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.