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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 4.8 5 28 29
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
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
Awsome Healing This Product is from heaven, it heals in min. the sensitive Skin, Foot allergies, all kind of irritation. Thank you!! and 1-800-PetMets is always very helpful to, because the vets are stubborn. 12/22/2013
Best product we have used Our 7 year old Cairn has been miserable with allergies for the last 6 years. 4 to 5 vet trips a year and hundreds of $$$'s on shots, pills and salves and she was getting no better. Plus I hated giving her steroids. Tried Betagen and voila a miracle!!! All redness and soreness is gone within 2 days. I check her every day and don't hesitate to give her a spritz whenever I discover a red area. I believe in this product completely. 09/11/2013
Stops the itching on contact! Betagen is fantastic! My dog's paws and skin can get very itchy from allergies. She licks and/or scratches the itchy area(s) until they're fire engine red. But she stops the licking & the scratching the second I apply the Betagen. One thing you should know: My dog flinches and retracts her paws when I spray the Betagen directly on them. I think the sudden burst of the spray on her naturally sensitive paws startles her; I think it could just as well be water I was spraying and she'd have the same reaction. However, if I spray the Betagen on my fingers first and then manually rub it in, there's never any problem. (I've never had any sort of reaction on my skin that was caused by the Betagen.) For anything other than her paws, I spray it directly on her skin with no problem at all. I also recommend you rub it into the affected area after the initial application My dog likes to lick it off, and I want to make sure the Betagen penetrates and saturate the affected area before she starts licking it. (It does not injure her internally in any way by licking this stuff; my vet said that it's formulated with the assumption that dogs may lick it after application.) 08/11/2013
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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?
4 months, 1 week ago
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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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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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I personnel would use a healing cream also what has a antiseptic purpose.
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Even if it is a small puncture from a dog bite, I would recommend that you ask your veterinarian what would be best to use on this type of injury. They might recommend a different type of antibiotic to prevent possible infection.
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skin and coat

how old do the puppys have to be yo use this
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your vet would have to determine safety for a puppy with this product.
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You wil need to speak to the veterinarian to determine if the Betagen is the best treatment for the cut, your vet will most likely need to see the animal before prescribing anything.
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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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