Celestamine is the brand name for the combination of two active ingredients like Betamethasone and dexchlorpheniramine maleate.
Betamethasone belongs to a group of drugs known as Corticosteriods.
Dexchlorpheniramine belongs to a group of drugs known as antihistamines and they are used in allergies and common cold etc.
The composition of these two components in each tablet is below:
- Betamethasone: 250 mcg per tablet
- Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate – 2 mg per tablet
It is most commonly used for Arthritis, Itch or rash, Allergic disorders, Skin inflammation, Ataxia telangiectasia, Scalp psoriasis, Ulcerative colitis and other conditions. Celestamine Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed here.
- Allergic disorders
- Itching or rash
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Contact dermatitis
- Breathing disorders
- Cerebral edema
- Skin inflammation
- Ataxia telangiectasia
- Scalp psoriasis
- Blood disorders.
- Hay fever
- Ulcerative colitis
- Hematologic disorders such as Acquired (autoimmune) hemolytic anemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults.
Mechanism Of Action
It is the combination of anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic medications.
- Betamethasone is a corticosteroids drug, sometimes referred to as steroid. It reduce the amount of inflammatory chemicals your body produces. They also reduce the body’s natural immune response, which helps to control inflammation.
- while dexchlorophenamine maleate has antihistamine properties.
Celestamine Side Effects
The more common side effects that can occur with Celestamine include:
- Rapid weight gain,
- Problems with your vision;
- shortness of breath;
- severe depression,
- unusual thoughts or behavior,
- Bloody or tarry stools,
- Coughing up blood;
- Sedation and drowsiness
- seizure (convulsions);
- Congestive heart failure in susceptible patients
- Fluid and electrolyte disturbance in body
- Muscle weakness, loss of muscle mass, tendon rupture.
- Skin discoloration (Blue skin color).
- Osteoporosis, pathological fractures
- Peptic ulcers, irregular bowels, nausea, vomiting
- Impaired healing of wounds
- Thin and fragile skin
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Abdominal distention.
- Increased sweating,
- Infection. Signs may include:cough, fever, chills.
- Menstrual irregularities
- Euphoria, mood swings, depression.
Note: This is not the complete list of side effect. If you feel other and more serious side effects contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Interactions with other drugs
- Amphotericin B
Warnings & Precautions
Avoid using Celestamine if you
- Allergy to one of the active ingredients (betamethasone or dexchlorpheniramine maleate).
- If you have a yeast infection in any part of your body, tell your doctor about the disease and medications you are taking before taking celestamine tablets.
- Many drugs interact with steroids and cause serious side effects.
- If you have liver problems, kidney disease, diabetes, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, glaucoma, eye infections with herpes, cataracts, thyroid problems, stomach problems (ulcers, bleeding, etc.), diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, breast cancer, heart problems, depression, depression, metallic pain If any of these conditions are present, it may be necessary to avoid or adjust the dosage accordingly.
- The use of steroids can alter the immune system and make you more vulnerable to diseases and infections. Consult your doctor if you notice any signs of infection or discomfort while taking Celestamine.
- Celestamine can harm an unborn baby or a baby. Steroids can affect a child’s growth. Consult a doctor before using Celestamine during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Dosage of Celestamine
The usual dose recommended for adults is 2 to 6 tablets daily. As the patient improves, the dose should be gradually reduced to the required minimum. The medication should stop, Whenever possible. Your doctor will choose the dose that best suits your needs. Your general health may affect your dose. Tell your doctor about any health problems you have before giving him the medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Should I take Celestamine tablet on an empty stomach before or after meals?
Answer: Celestamine should be used every day according to the doctor’s instructions. It is generally used after meals and before bedtime.
2. What are the uses of Celestamine?
Answer: Celestamine Tablet is used to treat, control, prevent, inflammation, allergic reactions, rashes and many other diseases. Check the uses above.
3. Can Celestamine Tablet be used to combat itching, rashes and allergies?
Answer: Yes, itching, rashes and allergies are among the most commonly reported applications by Celestamine Tablet. Always ask your doctor for advice before using it.
4. Is it safe to use Celestamine Tablet if you are pregnant?
Answer: This is a category C drug. There are no controlled data in pregnant women. Betamethasone has passed the placenta. Betamethasone is recommended only during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and the benefits outweigh the risks. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations for each case.
5. Are Celestamine tablets safe during breastfeeding?
Answer: It is not safe to breastfeed or intend to breastfeed. The corticosteroid can damage the fetus or the baby. It can also interfere with the normal growth of a newborn. Ask your doctor.
6. Can i drive after taking Celestamine Tablet?
Answer: you should not drive if you are taking the medicine, have drowsiness, dizziness or blood pressure is falling. Always ask your doctor what recommendations apply to your body and health.
7. Can I stop taking Celestamine immediately or do I have to stop the application slowly?
Answer: some drugs can not be stopped immediately because of their rebound effects. Ask your doctor for recommendations on your body, your health and other medicines you may use
8. Is this substance or product addiction or is it a habit?
Answer: No, it’s not a habit forming drug.
9. Is Celestamine a steroid?
Answer: Yes, it contains betamethasone, which belongs to a group of medications called corticosteroids.
10. What if I miss a dose of Celestamine?
Answer: If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the usual dose as planned. Do not take the double dose.
11. What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose of Celestamine?
Answer: In case of an emergency or overdose, contact the local ambulance or go to the nearest emergency room.
12. How should I take Celestamine?
Answer: The usual dose for adults is 2 to 6 tablets a day. As the patient improves, the dose should be gradually reduced to the required minimum. Always consult your doctor before taking the medicine.
13. Is celestamine an antihistamine?
Answer: It contains betamethasone as an active ingredient. It is in a group of medications called corticosteroids. However it also contain dexchlorphenramine in a very minute amount which is an antihistamine.
14. What are the side effects of Celestamine?
Answer: The most common side effects seen with this medicine are headache, nausea, difficulty sleeping, stomach ulcers, loss of appetite, diarrhea and more. This is not a complete list of side effects. For other controls, see above.
15. How to store Celestamine?
Answer: This should be stored at room temperature and protected from light and direct moisture. To avoid damaging the medication, you should not keep it in the bathroom or in the freezer. It is important to check the storage instructions on the product packaging or to ask the pharmacist how many brands of Celestamine are available.
16. When not to use Celestamine Tablet?
Tablet should not be use in case of hypersensitivity reaction to this drug . It is also contraindicated in case of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
17. What is the composition of Celestamine Tablet?
It is the combination of Betamethasone and Dexchlorphenramine. Check above for proportion of each ingredient in this formulation.
18. What happen if i take expired Medicine?
Taking a single dose of an expired Celestamine tablet is unlikely to result in an adverse event. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice or to feel unwell or ill. The expired medicines may become ineffective in the treatment of your prescribed conditions. For safety reasons it is important not to use expired medicines.
19. is celestamine over the counter?
It is a prescription drug and is not available as in over the counter medication.