Generics: Betamethasone Dipropionate + Salicylic Acid
Dosage Form: Lotion.
This Scalp preparation is used to treat inflammatory, dry and scaly skin disorders, such as Eczema, Psoriasis.
Betamethasone Dipropionate is a glucocorticoid which have primarily anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects and Salicylic Acid which has keratolytic properties and is applied topically in the treatment of hyperkeratotic. Keratolytic action helps to facilitate the penetration of the corticosteroids easily and Betamethasone Dipropionate is an effective treatment of dermatoses because of their anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive actions.
Apply few drops of this scalp lotion to the affected area and massage gently and thoroughly onto the scalp or skin. The usual frequency of application is twice daily, in the morning and at night.
Route of administration: Topically.
If other drugs or over-the-counter products use at the same time, this may increase the side effects or cause drug not to work properly. This Scalp preparation may interact with the following products such as Acetaminophen, Atropine, Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, Chlorpropamide, Glucocorticoids.
Contraindicated to the hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of this Scalp preparation. Also contraindicated to use in tuberculosis and most viral lesions of the skin, particularly herpes simplex, vacinia, varicella. This Scalp preparation should not be used in fungal or bacterial skin infections.
Side effects that have been reported with the application of topical corticosteroids include burning, itching, irritation, dryness, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis.
Pregnancy & Lactation:
It should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus and should not be used for prolonged periods of time in pregnant patients. It is not known this drug is secreted in human milk.
Precautions & Warnings:
These drugs should not be used in or near the eyes. This Scalp preparation should not be used in various skin infections (Bacterial, Viral or Fungal). If irritation and sensitization develop with the use of this Scalp preparation, treatment should be discontinued. Application of Salicylic Acid to open wounds or damaged skin should be avoided. Long-term continuous therapy should be avoided in all patients irrespective of age.
Topical anti-inflammatory preparations
Store in a cool & dry place, protected from light. Keep all medicines out of reach of children.
Manufactured by: Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd.