Medicine - B

A Babyhaler is a spacer device to help babies and small infants take inhaled medicines. It has a soft face mask which can be placed gently over the baby’s nose and mouth. 

Bactroban nasal ointment contains the active ingredient mupirocin, which is an antibacterial medicine. It is used to eliminate staphylococcal bacteria from the nasal passages. In particular, it is usually reserved for eradicating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria from the nasal passages of hospital inpatients.

Barbiturates are drugs that act as central nervous system depressants, and can therefore produce a wide spectrum of effects, from mild sedation to total anesthesia. They are also effective as anxiolytics, hypnotics, and anticonvulsants.

Beclazone inhalers and Beclazone easi-breathe inhalers contain the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate, which is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid.

Beclazone inhalers and Beclazone easi-breathe inhalers contain the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate, which is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid.

Beconase hayfever nasal spray contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate, which is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid (or steroid). Corticosteroids are hormones that are produced naturally by the adrenal glands and have many important functions, including control of inflammatory responses.

Becotide inhalers contain the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate, which is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid. (NB. Beclometasone inhalers are also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.)

Bendroflumethiazide is a thiazide diuretic which works by inhibiting sodium absorption at the beginning of the distal convoluted tubule (DCT). Water is lost as a result of more sodium reaching the collecting ducts.

Benetor (Olmesartan) is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Beta-prograne and Half Beta-prograne prolonged-release capsules contain the active ingredient propranolol hydrochloride, which is a type of medicine called a beta-blocker. Propranolol is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.

Beta-sitosterol is one of the most common dietary phytosterols (plant sterols) found and synthesized exclusively by plants such as in fruits, vegetables, soybeans, breads, peanuts and peanut products.

Betacap Scalp Application is for use on the scalp to treat skin diseases including psoriasis (scaly, pink patches of thickened skin) and seborrhoeic dermatitis (scaly, itchy patches of skin).

Betaferon (Interferon) is for use in patients:

  • who have experienced symptoms for the first time which indicate a high risk of developing multiple sclerosis
  • who suffer from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
  • who suffer from secondary progressive multiple sclerosis

Betaloc (Metoprolol) is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), gripping chest pain due to insufficient oxygen for the heart (angina pectoris), and irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). Betaloc can also be used with other drugs in the treatment of other conditions.

Betmiga prolonged-release tablets contain the active ingredient mirabegron, which is a type of medicine called a selective beta3 adrenoceptor agonist. It is used to treat the symptoms of an overactive bladder (OAB).

Betamethasone soluble tablets contain the active ingredient betamethasone, which is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are hormones that are produced naturally by the adrenal glands. They have many important functions in the body, including control of inflammatory responses. Corticosteroid medicines are man-made derivatives of the natural hormones.

Betnesol eye, ear and nose drops contain the active ingredient betamethasone, which belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids. They are used for reducing inflammation.

Betnesol-N eye, ear and nose drops contain two active ingredients, betamethasone and neomycin. Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids that are used for reducing inflammation. Neomycin is an antibiotic that is included in these drops to prevent infections with bacteria.

Betnovate (Bethametasone) cream/ointment is used in the topical management of skin conditions such as: eczema and psoriasis.

Betnovate RD cream is one of a group of medicines called topical steroids. It is a strong and rapidly effective treatment for inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis (excluding widespread plaque psoriasis) and dermatitis.