What are some things I need to know or do while I take Betaselemin Injection?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Betaselemin injection. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Have a bone density test as you have been told by your doctor. Talk with your doctor.
- Have your eye pressure checked if you are on this medicine for a long time. Talk with your doctor.
- You may have more chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu.
- Chickenpox and measles can be very bad or even deadly in some people taking steroid drugs like Betaselemin injection. Avoid being near anyone with chickenpox or measles if you have not had these health problems before. If you have been exposed to chickenpox or measles, talk with your doctor.
- This medicine may lower how much natural steroid is in your body. If you have a fever, an infection, surgery, or you are hurt, talk with your doctor. You may need extra doses of oral steroids. These extra steroids will help your body deal with these stresses. Carry a warning card saying that there may be times when you need extra steroids.
- Long-term use may raise the chance of cataracts or glaucoma. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may cause weak bones (osteoporosis) with long-term use. Talk with your doctor to see if you have a higher chance of weak bones or if you have any questions.
- Talk with your doctor before getting any vaccines. Use with this medicine may either raise the chance of an infection or make the vaccine not work as well.
- You may need to lower how much salt is in your diet and take extra potassium. Talk with your doctor.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), talk with your doctor. This medicine may raise blood sugar.
- Check your blood sugar as you have been told by your doctor.
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
- If you are 65 or older, use Betaselemin injection with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Very bad health problems have happened when drugs like this one have been given into the spine (epidural). These include paralysis, loss of eyesight, stroke, and sometimes death. It is not known if drugs like this one are safe and effective when given into the spine. These drugs are not approved for this use. Talk with the doctor.
- Some products have benzyl alcohol. Do not give a product that has benzyl alcohol in it to a newborn or infant. Talk with the doctor to see if this product has benzyl alcohol in it.
Betaselemin belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It is sometimes referred to simply as an oral steroid.
A combination of calcipotriol and Betaselemin ointment, used at bedtime for 7 days a week and for a period of 12 weeks at the nail folds, the nail plate, and the hyponychium resulted in a mean 72% Nail Psoriasis Severety Index (NAPSI) improvement mainly on hyperkeratosis and onycholysis. 79 Clobetasol 8% nail lacquer used in combination with tacalcitol ointment at bedtime on weekends and tacalcitol on weekdays under occlusion resulted in 78% decrease of NAPSI with excellent tolerability. 80 The efficacy of PDL plus topical tazarotene 0.1% gel once a month for 6 months versus tazarotene 0.1% gel alone in nail psoriasis was in favor the combination in a significantly superior manner. 81
Before taking Betaselemin
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine can only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking Betaselemin it is important that your doctor knows:
- If you have high blood pressure (hypertension).
- If you have had a heart attack, or if you have any other heart problems.
- If you have any problems with the way your liver works, or if you have any problems with the way your k >
Betaselemin acetate and sodium phosphate
Pharmacologic class: Glucocorticoid (inhalation)
Therapeutic class: Antiasthmatic, antiinflammatory (steroidal)
Pregnancy risk category C
- Infection risk warning: Stero >
Betaselemin injectable suspension is an injected drug. It’s given by a healthcare provider in a clinical setting. You won’t administer this drug yourself.
Betaselemin injectable suspension is available as the brand-name drug Celestone Soluspan. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.
Betaselemin is also available in topical forms, including a cream, gel, lotion, ointment, spray, and foam.
Betaselemin and Alcohol
Both alcohol and Betaselemin topical can dry the skin, and the combination may dry the skin even more.
You should avoid or limit drinking alcohol while taking Betaselemin topical.
Effects of Prematurely Increased Exposure to Glucocortico > Administration of synthetic glucocortico >Betaselemin or dexamethasone, to pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery clearly has been shown to provide a broad range of benefits to infants born prematurely. 106 However, antenatal exposure to synthetic glucocorticoids can increase placental 11βHSD2 expression and alter postnatal HPA function. 49,106-110 In addition, a large RCT comparing one course of prenatal steroids to repeated exposures at 2-week intervals found that repeated steroids did not result in any further reduction in a composite measure of morbidity, but did result in significantly lower birth weight and shorter gestation. 111
Premature exposure to increased concentrations of endogenous cortisol may also have adverse short and long-term effects. Cortisol concentrations in extremely preterm infants in the first postnatal weeks are far higher than normal fetal concentrations 104,112 and extremely preterm infants have been shown to also have higher cortisol concentrations at 8 and 18 months. 113 In turn, elevated cortisol concentrations in children and adults have been correlated with elevated blood pressure and increased insulin resistance, suggesting a long-term effect of HPA axis programming. 114
Betaselemin Topical Interactions
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If contact does occur, rinse with water.
Avoid applying Betaselemin topical to the skin of your face, underarms, or groin area without your doctor's instruction.
Do not use Betaselemin topical to treat any condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Betaselemin is a corticosteroid that doctors use to treat skin conditions that cause inflammation and itchiness. People can use injectable or topical Betaselemin.
Betaselemin is available in different formulations, which range in potency from medium to super potent. Doctors will choose the most suitable Betaselemin product for a person depending on their skin condition and the area of the body that it is affecting.
Keep reading to learn more about Betaselemin types, uses, and side effects.
Betaselemin is a type of steroid called a corticosteroid. It is available in two different forms: injectable and topical.
The following table lists the different forms of Betaselemin along with their doses in milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml) or percent.
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How to use Betaselemin
- Before you start using the preparation, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from ins >
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Betaselemin Injection?
- If you have an allergy to Betaselemin or any other part of this medicine.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have a herpes infection of the eye.
- If you have any of these health problems: A fungal infection or malaria infection in the brain.
Injection (if given in the muscle):
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Betaselemin injection.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.