betamethasone foam - topical, Luxiq
GENERIC NAME: BETAMETHASONE FOAM - TOPICAL (bay-tuh-METH-uh-sown)
BRAND NAME(S): Luxiq
USES: This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions of the scalp (e.g., psoriasis, seborrhea). Betamethasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by decreasing the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these conditions. This medication is a medium-strength corticosteroid.Since your skin condition may be present in areas other than the scalp, you may also be using other corticosteroid medications for those areas.
HOW TO USE: Shake the canister, turn it upside down, and spray out a small amount on a clean, cool surface (e.g., small plate or saucer). Do not spray the foam directly on the hands since warm skin will cause the foam to melt too quickly. Using your fingers, scoop up some of the foam and immediately massage the foam into the affected area of the scalp until the foam disappears. Repeat until the entire affected area is treated. Apply betamethasone foam usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover the treated area with bandages or other dressings unless instructed to do so by your doctor. Avoid contact of the foam with your eyes/nose/mouth. Wash your hands with soap and water after each use.Dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to the medication.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. If there is no improvement in your symptoms after 2 weeks, your doctor may stop this medication.
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