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Adil Bhaloda Pharmacist Updated on: 10/03/2022 Next review: 10/09/2022

What Is Betacap Scalp Solution?

Betacap Scalp Solution is a topical medication designed to treat dermatitis and psoriasis affecting the scalp.

Dermatitis on the scalp (seborrheic dermatitis) can cause:

  • flakes of skin in the hair (dandruff)
  • patches of oily skin covered in skin flakes
  • patches of itchy, red, dry skin on the top of the head

Betacap Scalp solution helps to reduce these uncomfortable symptoms quickly and effectively.

While the cause of dermatitis on the scalp is not known for certain, it is believed that some yeast (fungus) found in the oily secretions of the skin may play a role in developing dermatitis on the scalp.

It is suitable for use by adults, children and infants above the age of one year.

Betacap Scalp solution can be ordered online from Prescription Doctor. Our online service makes it quick and easy to get a private prescription for Betacap Scalp Solution, without the need to go to a pharmacy.

Simply complete our online medical form to begin your order. If one of our prescribers approves your order before 3pm, our UK based pharmacy can dispatch your item the same day via a fast and discreet next-day delivery. We deliver all items in plain discreet packaging that protects your privacy.


How Does Betacap Scalp Solution Work?

Betacap Scalp Solution contains a corticosteroid called betamethasone.

Betamethasone works by reducing the inflammation, irritation, itchiness and redness caused by these types of skin conditions.

It also helps to calm your immune system whilst acting as an antiseptic. It is created to feel like an emollient to help moisturise the area, prevent infection and help make the scalp feel more comfortable.

Betacap Scalp Solution is created specifically to quickly and effectively treat the scalp area, which can often be more difficult to treat with other medicines of this kind.


How Do I Use Betacap Scalp Solution?

Betacap Scalp Solution should only be applied to areas affecting the scalp.

When applying Betacap Scalp Solution to the head, take care not to get the solution in your eyes, nose or mouth.

Apply the product to the affected area once in the morning and again in the evening until the area starts to improve. On days when you clean your hair, you can apply the product after washing your hair once the hair is completely dry.

After using Betacap Scalp Solution, allow the head to dry naturally.

Do not use a hair dryer to dry your hairy after applying Betacap Scalp solution.

When you start to see an improvement to your condition, you can use the product less frequently or as often as required to keep the skin condition under control.

Wash your hands thoroughly after using Betacap Scalp Solution.


Betacap Scalp Solution Side Effects & Cautions

You must read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine before you start using it. The patient information leaflet (PIL) contains instructions on how to use, store, and dispose the medicine safely, as well as other important information regarding the safety of the product.

You can read the patient information leaflet online for Betacap Scalp Solution.

If you have any questions about any of the information found within the patient information leaflet, you can discuss them with one of our online doctors following a consultation.

Side effects

Like all medicines, Betacap Scalp Solution may cause side effects.

During your course of treatment with Betacap Scalp Solution, you must remain aware of the possible side effects.

Side effects of Betacap Scalp solution may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Pustular psoriasis (pus filled blisters)
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin thinning

This is not a full list of side effects associated with Betacap Scalp solution. For a complete list of side effects, read the enclosed patient information leaflet.

Should you experience any side effects to Betacap Scalp Solution, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, inform our online doctor through your Prescription Doctor account.

Allergies

Do not use Betacap Scalp Solution if you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

If you experience an allergic reaction to Betacap Scalp Solution:

  • Stop using the product
  • Speak to your doctor

For more severe allergic reactions, seek immediate medical attention by going straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you, so that doctors treating you know exactly what and how much you took.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not use Betacap Scalp Solution if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or are breastfeeding without first speaking to your doctor.

If you become pregnant while using Betacap Scalp Solution, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Other safety information

Inform our medical team of all other medicines you are taking, including those bought over the counter or prescribed by your doctor.

Warning: Betacap Scalp Solution is highly flammable. Keep away from naked flames, cigarettes and ignition sources. To prevent the risk of fire, make sure to wash any surfaces that come into contact with Betacap Scalp Solution, such as clothing and bedding.

Do not use Betacap Scalp Solution past the expiry date printed on the packaging.

Never throw away Betacap Scalp Solution via household or water waste, as this can harm the environment. Ask your local pharmacy to safely dispose of any medicines you no longer want or need.

Always store Betacap Scalp Solution out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anybody else - even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or have been diagnosed with the same condition as you.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I forget to take Betacap Scalp Solution when I should?

Don’t worry if you forget to use Betacap Scalp Solution when you’re supposed to. Simply apply it at the next usual time. Do not use more Betacap Scalp Solution to make up for a missed dose.

It might be worth setting yourself a reminder on your phone if you regularly forget to use Betacap Scalp Solution.

What should I do if I take too much Betacap Scalp Solution?

Betacap Scalp Solution is not designed to be used excessively or for long periods of time. If you accidentally use too much Betacap Scalp Solution, mop up the excess with a tissue and dispose of it safely.

Ensure the product is only applied to affected areas and not on healthy skin. Talk to your doctor if your skin condition worsens, or does not improve, within several weeks of using Betacap Scalp Solution.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Betacap Scalp Solution?

Yes, you can drink alcohol while using Betacap Scalp Solution. Avoid drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week, as per the government’s guidelines.

Does Betacap Scalp Solution affect other medications?

No, Betacap Scalp Solution is not known to affect, or be affected by, any other medications.

Will Betacap Scalp Solution impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

No, Betacap Scalp Solution should not impact your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Can I buy Betacap Scalp Solution over the counter?

Betacap Scalp Solution is only available by getting a prescription. It can be purchased online from Prescription Doctor.

Does Betacap help hair growth?

Betacap Scalp Solution is not created for the treatment of hair loss, nor is it scientifically proven to do so. Talk to your doctor if you are worried about significant hair loss.

How do I store Betacap Scalp Solution?

Betacap Scalp Solution should be kept out of the sight and reach of children and out of direct sunlight. Do not use after the expiry date.


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Treatment information

  • Product Name: Betacap Scalp Solution
  • Manufacturer: Dermal Laboratories
  • Active Ingredient(s): Betamethasone
  • Administration: Topical
  • Presentation: Cutaneous solution
  • Available Strength: 0.1% w/w
  • Exemption: Prescription Only Medicine
  • Dosage: Apply twice a day until your symptoms improve.
  • Description: Betacap Scalp Solution is a topical treatment for eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis affecting the scalp.
  • Drug Class: Corticosteroid
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Speak to your doctor before using Betacap Scalp Solution if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.
  • When Breastfeeding: Speak to your doctor before using Betacap Scalp Solution if you are breastfeeding.
Click here to view the Betacap Scalp Application - Patient Information Leaflet

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