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What is Betagen Topical Spray?

Betagen is a topical spray used on dogs for the treatment of infected superficial lesions caused by bacteria. It contains gentamicin, an antibiotic, and betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory. Betagen requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
For: Dogs

Benefits:
Great for hot spots, rashes
Can speed up healing of skin infections
Effective treatment for dogs with sensitive skin and allergies
Customers rave about how easy it is to use

How it works:
Betagen is a combination of an antibiotic to treat bacterial infections and a corticosteroid to treat any accompanying inflammation or itching.

Cautions:
Betagen should not be used for more than 7 days unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian. Do not use if your pet has a viral or fungal infection. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.


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Brand Name
Betagen Topical Spray (Med-Pharmex)
Generic Name
Gentamicin Sulfate with Betamethasone Valerate Topical Spray (jen-ta-myí-sin, beta-methí-a-zone)

What is the most important information I should know about Betagen Topical Spray: Betagen Topical Spray is a prescription medicine FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs. Betagen Topical Spray is available in a 120 ml plastic spray bottle. Each ml contains gentamicin sulfate equivalent to 0.57mg gentamicin base and betamethasone valerate equivalent to 0.284mg betamethasone.

What is Betagen Topical Spray: Betagen Topical Spray is an antimicrobial and corticosteroid combination used on dogs for the treatment of superficial lesions caused by susceptible bacteria. Betagen Topical Spray may also be used for purposes other than those listed.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Betagen Topical Spray on my pet: Do not use Betagen Topical Spray if the pet has a viral or fungal infection. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should this medication be used: Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The usual dose for dogs is 2 sprays administered 2-4 times a day for 7 days. Hold the spray bottle upright and 3-6 inches from the affected area. Store Betagen Topical Spray at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children or pets.

What happens if I miss applying a dose: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet: An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.

What should I avoid while using Betagen Topical Spray on my pet: Do not use this medication in pets allergic to it or any of the individual ingredients. Treatment beyond 7 days may lead to prolonged wound healing.

What are the possible side effects of Betagen Topical Spray: Serious side effects are not expected. Prolonged use of this medication may give rise to the overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms such as fungi and yeasts. Weight loss, increased thirst and urination, vomiting and diarrhea have occurred in animals following the use of synthetic corticosteroids. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Betagen Topical Spray: Before using Betagen Topical Spray, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other antibiotic or corticosteroid medications either topically or by mouth. Talk to the veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Betagen Topical Spray written for health professionals that you may read.

 

 

Directions:

Betagen Topical Spray is an antimicrobial and corticosteroid combination available by prescription used on dogs for the treatment of superficial lesions cause by susceptible bacteria.
Treatment beyond 7 days may result in prolonged wound healing.
Prior to treatment, remove excessive hair and clean the lesion and adjacent area.
Betagen Topical Spray is for topical use on dogs only.

Tip: Do not use Betagen Topical Spray if your pet has a viral or fungal infection.
Dosage:

Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs: All weights Hold the spray bottle upright and 3-6 inches away from the affected area. The usual dose for dogs is 2 sprays administered 2-4 times a day for 7 days
Cats:
Horses:
Storage: Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Betagen Topical Spray:
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Gentamicin Sulfate 0.57 mg
Betamethasone Valerate 0.284 mg
Isopropyl Alcohol 163 mg
Propylene Glycol  
Methylparaben (a preservative)  
Propylparaben (a preservative)  
Purified Water  

* Hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH.

Betagen 4.7 5 31 32
Betagen Betagen spray product review: One of the biggest problems seen in every day conventional veterinary practice are skin allergies which are often due to contact/inhalent allergies, food allergies and/or flea bite allergies. Sensitive dogs can become so intensely itchy that they often create areas of moist dermatitis known as hot spots, which can be quite painful and sensitive.. These hot spots often become secondarily infected from the repeated self trauma seen in these pets. This wonderful topical spray not only contains an antibiotic in gentamycin, which is so highly effective against the staph bacterial species that overgrows on these areas, but also betamethasone, which is a powerful anti inflammatory and anti-itch steroid derivative, which stops the itch cycle in its track. For those pets prone to itching and secondary eruptions, whether they be these hot spots of secondary pustules, pimples, scaling and redness, this very soothing spray is highly effective in controlling both the infection and inflammation with such lesions. Along with internal therapy with antihistamines, fatty acids, and more natural low allergy diets, many clients are extremely pleased with the performance of this versatile spray, which often allows us to use less prescription oral drugs and antibiotics. I therefore give this product an overall rating of a 5 and efficacy of 5 with ease of use a 5. 06/30/2009
Im sure this product would work on the right skin irritation but for my Golden I bathed her and put the Betagen daily 1wk and ran out she is 131 lbs ordered another bottle this time a120ml and she seems to have new sores since then. Help! Vet said could be low Thyroid, test came out ok not low enough for oral meds, and not safe for oral antibiotics not he said. also shampooing with Melaseb 09/14/2014
Boston-Pug (Bug) My boy had a cone put around his head since his lesion needed healing after scratching it to oozing blood. After his finished powder to stop the bleeding and antibiotic, we sprayed this on him twice daily. A few days later we already see VAST improvement! Thank you, Betagen for saving our pup's life! 08/03/2014
Works awesome on hot spots! Love this stuff 06/21/2014
Great product! My dog suffers from allegies and Betagen gives my dog on contact relief. My vet prescribed a smaller bottle so I was pleased that PetMed offers a bottle with more ounces. 01/18/2014
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We've used Betagen successfully before on our Airedale's Hot Spots. He just got another one, we only have one does left and the Vet won't write a prescription without seeing him The soonest they can do that is 5 days from now. Is there something available over the counter that might work?
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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MickK
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There are some over-the-counter products such as Excel Hydrocortisone Spray With Aloe Vera and Be Soothed. Tea Tree Oil Skin Relief that may provide temporary relief of itching from minor skin irritation, inflammation, insect bites and seborrheic dermatitis. However speak to your veterinarian to determine if these are appropriate. Your pet should be seen to determine your pet should be treated for an infection.
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There are some products that are over-the-counter such as the Excel Hydrocortisone Spray used for the temporary relief of itching from minor skin irritation, inflammation, insect bites and seborrheic dermatitis. However you should bring in your pet to be evaluated. Your pet may need something else such as an antibiotic if the skin has become infected.
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It depends. A veterinarian would have to determine if its the best choice based on an examination
The veterinarian may determine that a cream or ointment may be more gentle for that area.
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My lab is about 6 years old and developed a red lump on his belly. I took him to see the vet and they tested and told me its nothing to be concerned of and it could just be fatty skin that is normal for labs. He said to just watch out for it to see if it grows. Its been bout two months now and it may have grown a little if not at all. I wanted to find a skin medication that could reduce the size and possible remove the lump. Could someone recommend the best option for me? Thank you!
5 months, 1 week ago
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This medication is indicated for superficial bacterial infections of the skin. Consult with your veterinarian of appropriate options for your pet.
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cortizon spray

my vet gave this to me for my cats bad reaction to some sort of insect bite. Inside cat no fleas. It was healing but after 3 days, he scratched it raw again. Can I use cortisone with this?
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it is not advised on an open wound unless your vet determines that it is safe to use. Please check with your vet......He may instruct you to clean the area first and may want you to use something
without a steroid in it.
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1 year, 3 months ago
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This product contains a steroid so it is unlikely that it would cause itching since its main purpose is to treat itching and reduce inflammation, you should consult with your veterinarian to see if there are any other factors that may have caused the itching.
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This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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