What is Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine) used for?
Celestamine® is commonly used for treating many health conditions which include allergic reactions, respiratory problems, skin conditions, and dermatologic reactions.
How should I take Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, should be taken with food, after meals or at bedtime.
How do I store Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine)?
Celestamine® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Celestamine® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Celestamine® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Celestamine® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine)?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any ingredients of Celestamine® or other Celestamine® drugs.
Avoid using Celestamine® if you are suffering from any fungal infection in any parts of your body.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
This medicine is not safe to take if you are breastfeeding or planning to start breastfeeding. Corticosteroid can harm the fetus or an infant. This can also interrupt the normal growth of a newborn baby. Always consult a healthcare expert before using Celestamine® if you are nursing a baby.
What side effects can occur from Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine)?
Celestamine® may cause these side effects, including:
- Severe skin allergy, hives, rashes, skin reddening;
- Swelling of the throat, lips, tongue or face.
- Blurred vision;
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Stomach upset;
- Tarry and dark stools;
- Problem in urination;
- Severe stomach ache;
- Increase in blood pressure;
- Sudden mood swing;
- Easy bruising;
- Increase in sweating and dry skin.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine)?
Celestamine® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Taking Celestamine® with these medications may cause drug interactions:
- Phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampicin, ephedrine enhance the metabolism of Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine).
- Cardiac glycosides enhance arrhythmias or digitalis toxicity.
- Coumarins, aspirin, NSAIDs, antidiabetic drugs.
Does food or alcohol interact with Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine)?
Celestamine® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine)?
Celestamine® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:
- Liver problems, kidney disease, diabetes.
- Tuberculosis, osteoporosis, glaucoma, herpes infection of the eyes, cataract.
- Thyroid problems, stomach problems (ulcer, bleeding, etc), diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis.
- Chest congestion, heart problems, depression, mental sickness, high blood pressure.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
What is the dose of Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine) for an adult?
Adult & children >12 years old: 1-2 tab/tsp syrup 4 times a day. Max: 8 tab/tsp/day.
What is the dose of Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine) for a child?
Children 6-12 years old: ½ tab/tsp syrup 3 times a day. Max: 4 tab/tsp/day
Children 2-6 years old: ¼-½ tsp syrup 3 times a day. Max: 2 tsp/day.
How is Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine) available?
Celestamine® (Betamethasone/ dexchlorpheniramine) is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Celestamine®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: October 15, 2016 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019
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