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Betoact 1.5% Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Medicine composition: Bepotastine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Betoact 1.5% Eye Drop is an antihistamine that is used to treat allergic rhinitis or allergies that causes itchy eyes. It acts by restricting the release of the histamines, which lowers the symptoms of allergic reactions. The use of this medication may cause some minor side effects like headache, sore throat, mild taste in the mouth.

These side effects are not serious but you should see a doctor if they remain for a prolonged period. However, if you start having allergic reactions like rashes, itching, difficulty in breathing, swelling of lips, tongue, face or throat, hives, or the irritation in eyes becomes worse, have redness in eyes then you should immediately visit a doctor.

Before using this medication you should notify your doctor:

  • If you have any medical condition, taking any medicines or supplements or herbal preparations
  • If you are allergic to medicines or other such substances
  • If you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant
  • If you are breastfeeding

It is usually available and administered as an opthalmic solution. This is also available in the form of oral tablets. Also, the usual dosage is one drop in each eye. It is advised that you consult a doctor before taking this drug.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a ENT Specialist before using this medicine.

The drug is utilised for the treatment of conditions like

This medication can cause the following symptoms, which are as follows

  • Eye Irritation

  • Headache

  • Nasopharyngitis

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Betoact 1.5% Eye Drop , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this drug, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

This medication relieves itchy eyes caused by allergic conjunctivitis by selectively antagonising Histamine-1 (H1) receptor, stabilizing mast cells, and suppressing eosinophil migration into inflamed tissues which prevent tissue damage and worsening of the allergic reaction.

Ques: How long do I need to use Betoact 1.5% Eye Drop before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Betoact 1.5% Eye Drop?

Ans: The duration of effect for this medicine is dependent on the severity of the patient’s condition. Therefore the frequency of usage of this medication will vary from person to person. It is advised to follow the proper prescription of the doctor, directed according to the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Betoact 1.5% Eye Drop empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken after having food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Betoact 1.5% Eye Drop?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store only at room temperature, as keeping this medication above or below that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children.
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About Betoact 1.5% Eye Drop
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