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 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. Betagen requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Betagen is a combination of an antibiotic to treat bacterial infections and a corticosteroid to treat any accompanying inflammation or itching.
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.
Betagen Topical Spray (Med-Pharmex)
Gentamicin Sulfate with Betamethasone Valerate Topical Spray (jen-ta-my'-sin, beta-meth'-a-zone)
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 0.57 mg gentamicin base and betamethasone valerate equivalent to 0.284 mg betamethasone.
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.
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.
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 your pet.
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 apply a double dose of the medication.
An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.
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.
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.
Do not use Betagen Topical Spray if your pet has a viral or fungal infection.
Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben (a preservative), Propylparaben (a preservative), Purified Water.
* Hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH.