Beta Salic

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Beta Salic


COMPOSITION:



Each 100g Beta-Salic Solution contains 64mg betamethasone dipropionate (equivalent to 50mg betamethasone base) and 2g salicylic acid.



INDICATIONS:



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.



USAGE:



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.



SIDE EFFECTS:



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.



CONTRAINDICATIONS:



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.



PRECAUTIONS:



• 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.


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