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More information about Betacap 0.1% Solution
Betacap Scalp Application is an NHS-approved lotion for psoriasis and eczema (most commonly seborrhoeic dermatitis). It reduces inflammation, the cause of uncomfortable symptoms like pain, itchy skin and redness.
As its name suggests, Betacap is prescribed for cases of skin conditions where the affected area is your scalp (otherwise known as ‘dermatoses of the scalp’). Another branded alternative is Betnovate - both medications contain the same active ingredient and have the same effects.
If you are suffering from psoriasis or eczema, but it does not affect your head, HealthExpress offers a number of treatments for different areas of the body. For example, Eumovate and Elocon are moderate and potent steroid creams, respectively. Both of these have similar effects to Betacap.
Betacap contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate, a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are produced in the adrenal glands. They differ greatly from anabolic steroids, which is what bodybuilders and athletes use.
The major function of betamethasone is to suppress your immune system. While this might sound bad, it is actually the best way to treat psoriasis and eczema and is safe (if the medication is applied correctly).
Your immune system can overreact to certain triggers, such as pollen, stress or pet hair, which exacerbates your eczema or psoriasis. Your skin then becomes more inflamed and painful. By calming the immune response, Betacalp eases symptoms.
You can buy Betacap solution online. At HealthExpress, we offer a comprehensive service, including consultation, prescription and delivery at a single price.
We require you to complete a quick online form before ordering. Our doctors will use your answers to questions like “What are your symptoms?” to determine whether the selected product is safe and effective for you. Once approved, they will issue a prescription to our pharmacy. You can then expect your order delivered by the next working day.
If the doctors do not think the treatment is right for you, you will not be charged.
Remember - always follow the instructions of your doctor or healthcare professionals when using any medication.
The following information is a summary. More detailed instructions are included in the patient information leaflet (this will be attached to your order).
Betacap should only be used on the scalp, as it is a potent corticosteroid that is unnecessary for other areas of the body.
If you apply too much of the treatment or someone else uses it by accident, get medical attention.
If you forget to apply Betacap, you should continue with the next dose as normal. Do not apply extra to make up for a missed dose.
This product is for external use only. Do not swallow it. If you do by accident, seek immediate medical attention.
Topical corticosteroids like Betacap are well-tolerated by most users. However, a small number may experience adverse reactions. The chance of this occurring increases with the length of time treatment is applied. For that reason, you should not exceed the recommended course - 2-4 weeks (depending on the severity of symptoms).
Possible reactions include:
Some of these can often be confused with the underlying conditions. For that reason, you should stop treatment if there is no improvement within 7 days of use.
You should report any side effects to your doctor and stop applying the scalp lotion. If you experience chronic fatigue, weight loss or nausea, this is a sign of adrenal suppression and is serious.
A complete list of side effects is included in the patient leaflet (this is included with your order). You can also report any unlisted reactions to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) via the Yellow Card Scheme - further information is on the MHRA website (www.mhra.gov.uk).
Certain conditions and medications make this product dangerous to use.
Do not use Betacap Scalp Application if:
Other conditions can present in similar ways to psoriasis and eczema. However, you should only use Betacap for conditions that the doctor has advised. Do not use it for:
You should always inform your GP of any other medications you are taking.
You should not exceed the recommended course of 2-4 weeks, or else you risk side effects. Long-term use of this medication will not make it more effective.
If you suspect that you have an infection alongside an underlying skin condition, you should ask a healthcare professional about other treatments. HealthExpress offers Fucidin H to treat bacterial infections alongside eczema and psoriasis and Daktacort for fungal infections with the same conditions.*
*Neither of these treatments are designed for scalp conditions. Ask your doctor for alternatives.
Avoid going near fires or naked flames when using this lotion as it is flammable.
If your scalp has broken skin, you should consult your doctor before use.
HealthExpress offers Betacap, along with many other prescription psoriasis and eczema treatments, to order online.
It is a legal and medical requirement that you first complete a consultation form. This is so that our doctors can confirm the chosen medication is safe for you to use. You may also be asked to provide photos of affected areas of your scalp. The consultation takes no time and can be completed in as little as 2 minutes.
If our doctors are happy with your answers, they will issue a prescription to our pharmacy. The pharmacists will dispense your medication with next-day delivery, nominated-day delivery or UPS Access Point delivery (depending on your selection). If the doctors do not want to prescribe, you will not be charged.
|Product name||Betacap Scalp Application|
|Manufacturer||Dermal Laboratories Limited|
|Description||Corticosteroid treatment for scalp psoriasis & eczema|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s)||100ml tube|
|Application||Adults suffering from eczema/psoriasis/seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp|
|Usage||Consult patient leaflet|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.