Luxiq Foam (Betamethasone Valerate)
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Betamethasone Valerate Information
BETAMETHASONE (bay ta METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to treat itching, redness, and swelling caused by some skin conditions.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -acne or rosacea -any type of active infection -diabetes -eye disease, vision problems -glaucoma or cataracts -large areas of burned or damaged skin -skin wasting or thinning -an unusual or allergic reaction to betamethasone, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
This medicine is for use on the scalp. It is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label exactly. Wash your hands before and after use. Hold can upside down and release a small amount of foam onto a saucer or other cool surface. Do not put foam directly onto hands because foam will begin to melt immediately in your hands. Pick up small amounts of foam with fingers and gently massage onto scalp area until foam disappears. Repeat until entire affected scalp area is treated. Do not wash or rinse the treated area immediately after applying the foam. Do not use an airtight bandage to cover the affected area unless your doctor or health care professional tells you to. Covering the area can increase the amount that passes through the skin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. It is important not to use more medicine than prescribed. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products without telling your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better after two weeks. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are exposed to anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -burning or itching of the skin that does not go away -dark red spots on the skin -infection -lack of healing of skin condition -painful, red, pus filled blisters in hair follicles -thinning of the skin, with easy bruising Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -dry skin -increased redness or scaling of the skin -mild burning, itching, or irritation of the skin
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Keep away from fire or open flame. This product is flammable. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Betamethasone Valerate Topical foam