Each 100g Beta-Salic Solution contains 64mg betamethasone dipropionate (equivalent to 50mg betamethasone base) and 2g salicylic acid.
Betamethasone is anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictor. Salicylic acid is keratolytic.
Beta-Salic Solution is used in the treatment of inflammatory and pruritus in the scalp lesions such as psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis.
As instructed by physician or otherwise as follows:
Beta-Salic Solution: A small quantity should be applied to the scalp and rubbed, twice daily (morning and evening) until improvement is noticeable. Then it may be possible to apply Beta-Salic Solution once a day or less frequently.
When Beta-Salic is used for treatment of the face or for children, it should be used for only five days. Occlusion must not be used.
Beta-Salic is generally well tolerated and side effects are rare.
These effects are increased when occlusion is used or in continuous application such as: Burning, irritation, dermatitis, dryness, pruritus, foliculitis, hypertrichosis, rash, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, local atrophy of the skin, striae and superficial vascular dilation particularly on the face.
Hypersensitivity to steroids or salicylic acid, rosacea, acne, peri-anal and genital pruritus, perioral dermatitis, infection of the scalp, most viral lesions of the skin, particularly herpes simplex, vaccinia, varicella, fungal or bacterial skin infection without suitable concomitant anti-infective therapy.
• Beta-Salic is for external use only and care must be taken to keep it away from the eyes.
• The systemic absorption of betamethasone and salicylic acid may be increased if extensive body surface areas are treated for prolonged periods or with excessive amounts.
• Long term continuous topical therapy should be avoided where possible, particularly in infants and children.
• Topical corticosteroids may be hazardous in psoriasis for a number of reasons including: Rebound relapses following development of tolerance, risk of generalised, pustular psoriasis and local systemic toxicity due to impaired barrier function of the skin.
USE IN PREGNANCY OR LACTATION:
It should not be used in pregnancy. Care should be taken in lactation.