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Betamethasone & Salicylic Acid Scalp lotion or ointment is indicated for the relief of inflammatory manifestations of psoriasis and seborrhea of the scalp. This scalp lotion or ointment is also indicated for the relief of inflammatory manifestations of non-scalp lesions of psoriasis and other corticosteroid responsive dermatoses.
Dosage & Administration
Apply few drops of Betamethasone & Salicylic Acid Scalp lotion or ointment 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.
Side effects that have been reported with the application of topical corticosteroids include burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, and allergic contact dermatitis. Salicylic Acid preparations may cause dermatitis.
Pregnancy & Lactation
The safety of this medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established. However, topical steroid should not be used extensively in pregnancy i.e. in large amount or for prolonged period.
Precautions & Warnings
If irritation or sensitization develops with the use of Betamesal Scalp lotion or ointment, treatment should be discontinued. Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids or Salicylic Acid may be increased if extensive body surface areas are treated. Application of Salicylic Acid to open wounds or damaged skin should be avoided.
Overdose of topical corticosteroids can suppress pituitary-adrenal functions resulting in secondary adrenal insufficiency and produce manifestations of hypercorticism, including Cushing’s disease. With topical preparations containing Salicylic Acid, overdose of it may result in symptoms of salicyclism.