Betamethasone - otic


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Betamethasone is used to help relieve inflammation of the ear that is not infected.
How do I use this medicine?
Use Betamethasone ear 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.

To use the ear drop solution:
  1. Wash your hands with soap and water before using the ear drops. Ensure that your ear canal is clean and dry.
  2. Lie down or tilt your head to one side.
  3. Gently pull and hold your ear up and back. Instil the required number of drops into your ear canal.
  4. Keep your head tilted for several minutes.
  5. Repeat steps to administer your dose into the other ear if required.
  6. 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 ear 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 ear drops with anyone else.

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.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
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.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have a damaged or perforated eardrum as Betamethasone may not be suitable for you.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
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.
What side effects could I experience?
Betamethasone may cause certain reactions such as irritation, 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.
Can I use this with other medicines?
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.
How should I store this medicine?
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.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on betamethasone - otic 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 © 2020 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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