Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S

  • Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S contains Betamethasone sodium phosphate as an active pharmaceutical ingredient.
  • Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S  is used in the treatment of inflammation, severe allergies, and flare-ups of ongoing illnesses. It is also used to treat many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Take this medication with or without meals as prescribed by the doctor.
  • It should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • You should take this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not stop taking the medicine even if you feel better unless the doctor tells you so.
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Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate


Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate 0.5 mg


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Prescription Required


How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition


Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S belongs to a class of glucocorticoids that comes in the form of an injection and is prescribed for many purposes such as treatment of inflammation of any area of the body, severe allergies, sarcoidosis, kidney problems, lupus, swelling, eye or vision problems, skin disorder, skin rash, anemia of certain kind, psoriasis, certain skin diseases, certain types of anemia, blood or bone marrow problems. 

{{Product}} should only be administered when prescribed by a medical expert. The dose to be administered is decided by the condition of the patient and what disease he has. Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S might cause an allergic reaction which can be dangerous and should be reported to a doctor right after being observed. 

Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S might result in high blood pressure in patients which may result in dizziness, headache, or a few side effects. Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S when administered for a long period, may increase the chances of cancer in patients. It might cause thinning of bones in children if administered for a long period and used with caution.


  • Swelling 
  • Hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • Infection caused by the trichinae parasite
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Inflammation of the lining of a joint
  • Erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • A type of cancer of the lymph nodes called Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • A type of lymphoma involving the skin called mycosis fungoides
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Acute lymphoid leukemia
  • A type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • A serum sickness reaction
  • Abnormal development of bronchopulmonary tissue in newborn
  • Increased calcium in the blood from cancer
  • Thyroid gland inflammation
  • Adrenogenital disorder
  • Eye inflammation
  • Pemphigus, a type of skin disorder
  • Severely decreased function of the cortex of the adrenal gland
  • Decreased function of the adrenal gland
  • Acute inflammation of the joints due to gout attack
  • Skin rash with sloughing
  • Pure red cell aplasia
  • Destruction of red blood cells by the brown antibodies
  • Diamond-Blackfan anemia
  • anemia from too few young red blood cells
  • Low platelet count and bleeding from immune response
  • Decreased platelets due to a disease state or a drug
  • Acute exacerbation of multiple sclerosis
  • Fluid accumulation in the brain
  • Joint inflammatory disease in children and young adults
  • Psoriasis associated with arthritis
  • Inflammation of the heart with rheumatic fever
  • Psoriasis
  • Reaction following transfusion with hives
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
  • Inflammation of skin and muscles all over the body
  • Rejection of a transplanted organ
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic inflammatory skin disease marked by blisters
  • Vocal cord swelling
  • Any disease following trauma involving joint cartilage
  • A prolonged asthma attacks
  • Asthma
  • Joint capsule membrane inflammation of a diseased joint
  • Beryllium poisoning
  • Aspiration pneumonitis, or lung inflammation due to inhaled gastric contents
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatic disease-causing pain, and stiffness in the backbone
  • A respiratory illness called Loffler syndrome
  • Severe newborn breathing problem with blue discoloration
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Inflammation of the sac surrounding the joint – bursitis
  • Inflammation of a tendon
  • Inflammation of the covering of a tendon
  • Nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disorder

How To Use {{Product}} 

Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S comes in the form of a tablet which can be ingested with the help of water to help it flow down the throat. It can be taken with or without food.

How Does {{Product}} Work 

{{Product}} performs the function of being anti-inflammatory and treating many other problems. 


Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S is prescribed to patients according to their medical condition and tolerance towards medicine. For patients with asthma, allergic reactions or collagen diseases 0.5mg of this medicine is given off daily as an initial dose for oral consumption. It can be increased to a minimum effective dose of up to 5mg per day.

Pregnancy And Lactation 

The use of medicine is not recommended to pregnant women as it may cause them or the fetus harm, hence it is advised to be avoided unless the benefits outweigh the risks. 

{{Product}} is not prescribed for breastfeeding women as it gets excreted into breast milk and might be harmful to the infant hence it is advised to be avoided.


  • Hypertension
  • Allergic to components
  • Infections 
  • Amoebiasis 
  • Septicaemia 
  • Chickenpox 
  • Measles 
  • Psychiatric disorders 
  • Renal impairment 
  • Active peptic ulcer 
  • Myasthenia gravis 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Diabetes 
  • Adrenal suppression 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Myalgia 
  • Arthralgia 
  • Rhinitis 
  • Ulcer 
  • Heart problems 
  • Osteoporosis 


  • Systemic fungal infections 
  • Head injury 
  • Stroke 

Interaction With Other Medicines

  • Live vaccines 
  • Anticoagulants 
  • Hypoglycemic agents 
  • Diuretics 
  • Rifamycin 
  • Amphotericin 
  • Azole antifungals 
  • Ritonavir
  • Cyclosporin 
  • Oral contraceptives 
  • Somatropin 
  • Primidone 
  • Barbiturates 
  • Muscle relaxants 
  • NSAIDs 
  • Mifepristone 
  • Methotrexate 
  • Aprepitant 
  • Cardiac glycosides 
  • Antihypertensives 

Adverse Effects 

Common Adverse Effects 

  • Blurred vision
  • Bloating 
  • Thinning of hair 
  • Chills 
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Swollen joints 
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Pale skin 
  • Bone pain 
  • Reduced urination 
  • Fever 
  • Dry mouth

Rare Adverse Effects

  • Constipation 
  • Irregular heartbeat 
  • Yellow eyes/skin
  • Skin rash 
  • Seizures 
  • Darkened urine 
  • Vision changes 
  • Increased sweating 
  • Weight gain
  • Menstrual problems
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia 
  • Cataracts 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Optic nerve damage 
  • Glucose intolerance 
  • Acne
  • Hirsutism 

How To Cope with Effects 

Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day, chewing sugarless gum, using alcohol-free mouthwash, allowing ice to melt in the mouth, or using a saliva substitute.

Feeling drowsy -If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe

Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.

Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.


Q1.HOW TO STORE Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S?

Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

Q2. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person


 Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

Q4. DOES Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.


Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S is prescribed to be applied for 2-3 weeks or as advised by your doctor.

Q6. CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Betnelan 0.5mg Tablet 20 ‘S?

Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.


This medication is known to make you dizzy hence if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

Q8. Can Lifestyle Changes Help Me with My Condition?

Yes. You can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes to help with high blood pressure. These include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down on salt, and incorporating physical activity into your daily routine.