Betnovate Scalp Application

Eczema & Psoriasis

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  • Betnovate Scalp Application

Betnovate Scalp Application

Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Medication features

    Eczema or psoriasis are common dry skin conditions that can become uncomfortable and itchy. These skin conditions can occur anywhere on the body, even on the scalp. There are treatments available to help alleviate unwanted symptoms.

    Betnovate is a scalp application liquid containing betamethasone. This steroid cream can help to relieve inflammation, itching and redness of eczema and psoriasis in the scalp.

    • Lotion based medication for a dry/flaky/scaly scalp brought on by eczema or psoriasis 
    • Steroid based treatment to help reduce inflammation and discomfort
    • Cheaper generic Betacap


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.

Betnovate scalp application is used for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis of the scalp. It contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate, which is a form of corticosteroid medication. It works by reducing inflammation on the scalp and thus reducing the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It helps to alleviate the itching sensation which can provoke symptoms further.

Side Effects

When taking any medications, there can be a risk of side effects. Most of these side effects should go away in time, however, some can be more serious and make life more difficult. It’s important to be aware of side effects when using Betnovate cream and to contact your doctor straight away if serious side effects occur. You can easily contact a member of Pharmacy Online to discuss potential side effects before commencing treatment. 

Common side effects that can occur when using Betnovate can include:

  • Skin thinning 
  • Burning, itching, or irritation on the area where the cream is applied
  • Unusual hair growth
  • Skin colour changes 

You need to stop using Betnovate immediately and seek medical attention if your condition is not improving, or if you develop small, pus-filled blisters under the skin as this could be a sign of an allergic reaction and make your condition worse. 


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.

Patient Information Leaflet