Betacap 0.1% Solution (Betamethasone)
- Steroid based scalp lotion
- Treats dry/flaky/scaly scalp
- Reduces inflammation
- Sourced in the UK
Betacap 0.1% Solution (Betamethasone)
Betacap is a scalp application solution that is used to relieve skin inflammation on the scalp, treating skin diseases including psoraisis and eczema. It contains the corticosteroid betamethasone valerate 0.1%.
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Betacap Scalp Solution can be ordered from our UK registered online prescribing service. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire as part of your order. This helps our prescribers make sure it is safe and suitable to prescribe for you.
If approved by our medical team, our pharmacy team will receive a prescription. This will be dispensed and dispatched to your delivery address. Only people currently prescribed this by their GP can request this medicine.
What is Betacap Scalp Solution?
Betacap that contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate. This is a steroid medication which is used in the treatment of eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis. Cream and ointment forms are available and it is a prescription-only medicine.
Betacap is stronger than some other eczema treatments. It is usually prescribed if weaker creams have not worked. It is a topical steroid known as a corticosteroid. The branded version is Betnovate Scalp Application.
How does Betacap work?
Betamethasone (0.1%), a topical corticosteroid, is the active ingredient in Betacap Scalp Application. Betacap is applied directly to the scalp to provide relief. Allergic reaction or over-sensitivity of the skin is the usual cause of skin inflammation. Betnovate works by acting inside the skin cells to reduce the release of chemicals that cause inflammation. This results in the reduction of the swelling, itching, and redness, which help prevent scratching that can further irritate the skin.
When the Betacap scalp solution is applied to the affected area, it is absorbed into the skin, where it begins to work inside the cells — inhibiting the release of the chemicals that cause inflammation. This reduces swelling, itching and redness — the common symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.
How should Betacap Scalp be applied?
Betacap scalp solution is easy to use. For more in-depth instructions on how to apply Betacap, you can read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with the medicine.
Here is a quick overview of how to use Betacap:
- Ensure your hair and scalp are dry before applying Betacap
- Wash and dry hands
- Betacap scalp solution should be applied sparingly to the affected areas of the scalp, using the nozzle of the bottle
- The solution should then be massaged into the scalp using clean, dry fingers
- Betacap should then be left to dry
- Take extra care to avoid the solution running onto your face and into your eyes (if this occurs, rinse thoroughly using cool water)
- Leave Betacap on the scalp and do not wash off (if you need to wash your hair, this should be done prior to application)
- Wash your hands afterwards
Apply Betacap twice daily. As soon as the condition starts to improve, you should reduce the frequency of application, or as directed by your doctor.
Do not store this medicine in temperatures in excess of 25 degrees celsius. Protect from direct sunlight and store in the original container. For external use only.
If you do not see a noticeable improvement in your symptoms after two weeks, consult your doctor or pharmacist. They may suggest a repeat course of this treatment.
Betacap Scalp Alternatives
Elocon Scalp Lotion is another prescription-only medicine that contains the potent steroid mometasone furoate 0.1%. Many people with scalp conditions try various products to see which treatment is best at improving their symptoms. People who have used Betnovate Scalp Application but have not seen an improvement may find benefit from using Elocon Scalp Lotion.
Betnovate Scalp Lotion is the branded version of Betacap which contains the same active ingredient.
Betnovate Scalp Application Side Effects
As with all medicines, there is a chance that you may experience Betacap side effects should you choose to start using this product.
This doesn’t mean that everyone who uses Betacap to treat scalp psoriasis will experience adverse side effects. Most people who use Betacap scalp solution will have an overwhelmingly positive experience with this treatment, and won’t encounter any side effects at all.
The most common Betacap side effects are:
- Skin irritation (in rare cases)
- Pustular psoriasis (pus-filled blisters)
- Skin thinning
- Adrenal suppression (this is normally only caused by long-term use of large quantities)
If you are worried about any of the Betacap side effects we’ve listed above, or those that are not mentioned, speak to your pharmacist or doctor. They will be able to provide you with guidance on how to proceed and suggest alternative treatments if appropriate.
In a medical emergency — such as an allergic reaction, or any painful or severe side effects while using Betacap — seek medical advice immediately. You should either contact emergency services or go straight to your local A&E for medical attention.
Betamethasone (as valerate) 0.1% w/w