Celestone Soluspan, also known as betamethasone acetate and betamethasone sodium phosphate, is a corticosteroid mainly indicated for the treatment of inflamed areas of the body. The medication may, however, be prescribed for a number of disorders, including rheumatic, endocrine, collagen, dermatologic, allergic, opthalmic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, hematologic and neoplastic diseases. Medications such as Celestone Soluspan are given to replace a lack of cortisone-like hormones naturally produced by the body. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1982, Celestone Soluspan is manufactured by Schering Corp.
Potential side effects of Celestone Soluspan include, but may not be limited to, blurred vision
, frequent urination
, increased thirst, increased appetite, nervousness, indigestion, skin disorders
or lightheadedness, hiccups, increased joint pain
(after injection into a joint), increased sweating, nosebleeds (after injection into the nose).In August 2003, Schering recalled 35,527 vials of Celestone Soluspan Injectable Suspension because of a lack of assurance of sterility. The recall affects prescriptions nationwide.
See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Celestone Soluspan. In addition, it may be important to contact a lawyer
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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