Betacap (Betamethasone)

Eczema & Psoriasis

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  • Betacap (Betamethasone)

Betacap (Betamethasone)

Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Medication features

    Betacap is a scalp application liquid used to relieve skin inflammation on the scalp, treating skin diseases including psoriasis and eczema.

    The active ingredient in Betacap is betamethasone, an effective steroid. This steroid helps to relieve inflammation, itching and redness of eczema and psoriasis in the scalp.

    Betacap also includes a moisturising emollient, helping the scalp feel more comfortable with less irritation.

    • Treatment for a dry/flaky/scaly scalp
    • Steroid based scalp lotion
    • Reduces inflammation


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Betacap scalp application is used for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis of the scalp. It contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate, which belongs to the corticosteroid family of medication. It works by reducing inflammation on the scalp and thus reducing the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.


  • What is Betacap Scalp Application used for?

    Betacap Scalp Application is used to treat psoriasis of the scalp.

  • How do I use Betacap Scalp Application?

    This medicine should be thinly applied to the scalp. Betacap should not be used on the face or any other area of the body except the scalp.

  • How long can I use Betacap Scalp Application?

    If topical steroids are used long-term, or on large areas of broken skin, higher amounts of the medicine may be absorbed into the body. This will increase the risk of experiencing side effects. For this reason, continuous, long-term use of Betacap should be avoided wherever possible.  

  • What other important information do I need to know?

    Betacap Scalp Application contains flammable alcohol. It should not be used near lit objects or any naked flames, such as gas and electric fires, hairdryers, or lit cigarettes.

Side Effects

Like any medicine, there is always a general risk of side effects, meaning there are possible side effects when using Betacap Scalp Application. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when using Betacap.

Common side effects of Betacap include:

  • Thinning of the skin
  • Burning, itching, or irritation at the site of application
  • Increased hair growth
  • Changes in skin colour

Stop using Betacap and seek medical attention if your condition is not improving, or if you develop small, pus-filled blisters under the skin.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Betacap Patient Information Leaflet