Eyebet Eye/Ear/Nasal Drops(Betamethasone 0.1%)

Therapeutic Group: Ophthalmic

Presentation

Eyebet eye/ear/nasal drops: Each ml contains Betamethasone sodium phosphate BP 1 mg

Description

Eyebet is a preparation of betamethasone. Betamethasone is a synthetic, topical corticosteroid. It has anti-allergic, anti-pruritic and anti-inflammatory activity

Indications

Short-term treatment of steroid responsive in inflammatory conditions of the eye after clinical exclusion of bacterial, viral or fungal infections. Non-infected inflammatory conditions of the ear or nose.

Dosage & Administration

Adults and children
Eye: 1 or 2 drops to each affected eye every 1 or 2 hours until control is achieved, then the frequency may be reduced.
Ear: 2 or 3 drops to each affected ear every 2 or 3 hours until control is achieved, then the frequency may be reduced.
Nose: 2 or 3 drops instilled into each nostril 2 or 3 times daily.

Side Effects

Hypersensitivity reactions may occur leading to irritation, burning, stinging, itching and dermatitis. Topical corticosteroid use may result in corneal ulceration, increased intraocular pressure leading to optic nerve damage, reduced visual acuity.Intensive or prolonged use of topical corticosteroids may lead to formation of posterior subcapsular cataracts. In those diseases causing thinning of the cornea or sclera, corticosteroid therapy may result in thinning of the globe leading to perforation. Mydriasis, ptosis and epithelial punctate keratitis have also been reported following ophthalmic use of corticosteroids

Precautions

Topical corticosteroids should never be given for an undiagnosed red eye. Ophthalmic treatment with corticosteroid preparations should not be repeated or prolonged without regular review to exclude raised intraocular pressure, cataract formation or unsuspected infections

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

There are no adequate and well controlled studies for pregnant woman. It should not be used extensively in pregnant woman. There is no information available whether it is secreted in the milk or not.