Betamax instructions for use
The drug Betamax refers to drugs that exhibit an antipsychotic property.
Form of issue, composition
Betamax is produced in the form of round, biconvex, tablets, covered with a white film membrane.
The main active substance is sulpiride in the amount of 50 mg, 100 mg or 200 mg per 1 tablet.
As auxiliary substances, povidone, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch, magnesium stearate are used.
The main active substance of the drug shows an antipsychotic property (it is prescribed for psychoses of different origin). Sulpirid suppresses nervous tension in tissues and muscles.
Along with this, Betamax shows a significant antidepressant, stimulating and antiemetic effect.
The effect of the drug appears 2-3 hours after admission.
Indications for use
Betamax is recommended as the main medication or combined with other psychotropic agents for diseases such as chronic and acute schizophrenia, depression of various origins, acute delirious conditions, neuroses, migraine, dizziness of various origins (otitis media, traumatic brain injury, Meniere's disease, Vestibular neuritis).
The drug is prescribed as an additional therapy for gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome.
- Manic psychosis;
- Parkinson's disease;
- Acute alcohol poisoning , opioid analgesics, hypnotics;
- Convulsive seizures;
- Prolactin-dependent tumors and breast cancer;
- Aggressive behavior, affective disorders;
- Lactation period;
- Hypertension 2-3 degrees;
- Children's age till 18 years;
- Individual intolerance to the components of the drug.
Applying Betamax, it is recommended to be cautious with the following diseases: epilepsy, arterial hypertension, severe heart diseases, glaucoma, prostatic hyperplasia, irregular menstrual cycle, advanced age, renal dysfunction, hepatic failure, urinary retention, angina pectoris .
Dosage and route of administration
Use the medicine should be in the morning no later than 16.00. Tablets can be taken regardless of eating and drinking with water.
In chronic and acute schizophrenia, acute delirious psychosis, the drug is administered 3 times a day in a dose of 600-1200 mg. The maximum daily dose is 1600 mg, the maintenance dose is 300-800 mg.
With neuroses, taking 2-3 times a day for 400-600 mg per day.
With depressions of various origins, the administration is performed 2-3 times a day for 150-600 mg per day.
With dizziness, the dose of the drug is 150-200 mg per day. It is allowed to increase the dose to 300-400 mg per day in severe cases. The duration of treatment is at least 2 weeks.
With migraine, Betamax is prescribed in a dosage of 100-300 mg per day.
Using with auxiliary therapy in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer appoint a dosage of 50 mg 3 times a day. Duration of treatment 1-1,5 months.
For elderly people, during pregnancy, with violations of kidney function, the drug is tried to be prescribed in lower doses, and in the future the intake is reduced to the minimum amount.
The use of Betamax can adversely affect the various systems of vital activity of the body and manifest itself in the form of the following symptoms:
- Central nervous system: sleep disorder, headache, irritability, akathisia, hyperthermia (application of the drug is canceled), extrapyramidal syndrome, late and early dyskinesia (spasmodic torticollis, oculomotor disorders, spasm of the masticatory muscles), anxiety, pale skin, autonomic disorders;
- Endocrine system: reversible hyperprolactinemia, which has symptoms of galactorrhea, changes in the menstrual cycle, impotence, frigidity, gynecomastia;
- Cardiovascular system: dizziness, tachycardia , decreased or increased blood pressure;
- Allergies: rashes in the form of eczema, itching, rash on the skin;
- Digestive system: constipation, heartburn, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, increased activity of hepatic enzymes;
- Other side effects: impaired vision.
When using Betamax above the prescribed therapeutic rate, an overdose is possible, which is manifested by the following symptoms: extrapyramidal disorders, pronounced parkinsonism, dyskinesia (spasm of chewing musculature, spastic torticollis).
The drug lowers the threshold of convulsive activity, therefore, in the presence of epilepsy, the patient should conduct a clinical and electrophysiological examination. After that, the doctor can prescribe a therapy with the medicine Betamax.
During the treatment with the drug, the use of drinks containing alcohol is contraindicated.
Joint use of drugs that increase the possibility of developing ventricular arrhythmia requires constant monitoring of the ECG.
During the period of taking the drug, special care must be taken when managing dangerous mechanisms, performing work where rapid reaction and high concentration of attention are required.
The use of levodopa reduces the action of sulpiride.
Joint intake of antihypertensive drugs leads to an increase in their therapeutic effect and an increased risk of orthostatic hypotension.
Simultaneous use of drugs depressing the central nervous system (anxiolytics and hypnotics, antitussives, central action, clonidine) are able to activate the depressant effect on the central nervous system.
The bioavailability of sulpiride is reduced by 40% when taking medications such as antacids with aluminum or magnesium ions and sucralfate.
Storage and expiration date
Betamax should be stored in a dark, dry, cool and inaccessible place for children. Shelf life of the medicine since its release is 2 years.
Analogs for the active substance: Prosulfin, Sulpiride, Egonil
Betamax tablets 50 mg, 30 pcs. - from 190 rubles.
Betamax tablets 100mg, 30 pcs. - from 260 rubles.