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.
- 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.
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)
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.
- 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.
Do not use Betagen Topical Spray if your pet has a viral or fungal infection.
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.
Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Betagen is rated
Rated 5 out of
Very effective for dogs with allergy breakouts
This topical spray has helped heal my dogs' allergy breakouts. It is easy to use and if effective right away.
Great for "hot spots"
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of
Betagen Bacterial Topical Spray
I use the Betagen Bacterial Topical Spray on my 12 YAO Doxie who had developed numerous skin infections. His vet was issuing antibiotics in a tablet form when this started which cleared the skin infections, but within a short amount of time the infections returned. The vet then suggested trying a bacterial spray which I purchased from the vets office. This appeared to correct the skin infection also. When the skin infection returned the vet didn't like the idea of another issue of antibiotic tablets as the vet was worried that my Doxies Immune System might build up a tolerance to them, so it was suggested that the topical spray should be tried due to the fact it's external vice internal. Within two weeks of twice a day dosage the skin infection has totally cleared. Also it appears that for some unknown reason my Doxies Immune System has problems fighting off external infections, the Batagen Bacterial Topical Spray has corrected this problem for the time being.
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 2 out of
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
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of
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!
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of
Works awesome on hot spots! Love this stuff
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 4 out of
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.
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of
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
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 5 out of
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
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.
Date published: 2013-09-12