Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate)
What is Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) used for?
Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) is a topical corticosteroid prescribed to treat seborrhoeic dermatitis or psoriasis affecting the scalp. The medication reduces the natural defensive actions of the body to reduce symptoms associated with these conditions such as swelling, redness, irritation, and flaking of the skin. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate)?
Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) should be used according to the instructions provided by your doctor and printed on the packaging to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The solution is normally administered once daily while showering, but your individual directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication thoroughly rinse the hair to remove any dirt or loose skin from the scalp, apply a small amount of solution to the head, and gently massage it into the scalp. You are suggested to wait five to ten minutes before rinsing the hair to allow the medication to be absorbed into the skin. Thoroughly rinse the solution out of your hair while preventing it from contacting the eyes or mucous membranes as this may cause unexpected problems. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate)?
The use of Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are insomnia, blurry vision, irregular heartbeats, unusual weight, gain, severe drowsiness, or mood changes. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using this medication if you have a bacterial skin infection, fungal skin infection, viral skin infection, widespread plaque psoriasis, rosacea, acne, or perioral dermatitis. Inform your doctor if the patient being treated is a child or has mild psoriasis to ensure the correct adjustments are made to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.