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What is Betagen?

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 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.

Brand Name:

Betagen Topical Spray (Med-Pharmex)

Generic Name:

Gentamicin Sulfate with Betamethasone Valerate Topical Spray (jen-ta-my'-sin, beta-meth'-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.

How to Use
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:
Dogs:
Weight
Dosage
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:
Do not use!
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Ingredients
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.
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