Betacap 0.1% Solution

  • Reduces inflammation and itching fo the scalp
  • Contains Betamethasone Valerate
  • Eases symptoms caused by Eczema and Dermatitis
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What is Betacap?

Betacap Scalp Application is a product that is used to reduce inflammation on the scalp that is caused by the likes of eczema or dermatitis. It contains a topical corticosteroid.

It is suitable to be used by adults, the elderly and children who are over one year of age.

You can buy Betacap Scalp Application online from Medicine Direct following a short online consultation with one of our certified doctors, who will prescribe this medicine for you if they believe it to be suitable for you to use. From there, you can purchase it from our registered pharmacy; order by 2pm and you will also benefit from free next day delivery.

What are the benefits of using Betacap Solution?

Betacap Scalp Application is for use on the scalp to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.

It contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate, which is a topical corticosteroid. This corticosteroid is very strong and fast-acting; the scalp needs this kind of medicine as it does not generally respond well to weaker forms of medication.

Betacap Scalp Application is also considered to be a very safe product to use, with minimal side effects when used correctly. It is also not known to interact with any other medicines, although you should still inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking another medication at the same time.

How does Betacap solution work?

Betacap works by reducing the inflammation that comes with the conditions mentioned above and also works to calm down your immune system. It is also an antiseptic and contains a moisturiser to help moisturise the scalp and make it feel more comfortable.

Who can use Betacap Scalp Application?

Do not use Betacap Scalp Application:

  • If you are allergic to betamethasone valerate or any of the other ingredients contained in this product (please see the Ingredients tab for full details)
  • On children who are under one year of age
  • As a treatment for any other kind of skin problems, particularly skin infections as this may make them worse
  • As a treatment for any other scalp problem other than the one that your doctor prescribed it for

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Betacap comes with the risk of side effects, although not everyone gets them.

In rare cases, you may suffer skin irritation while using this product. Stop using it if this happens to you.

If you are using this product as a treatment for psoriasis, it may cause a pustular form of the disease to develop. Treating scalp psoriasis with Betacap Scalp Application requires careful supervision by your doctor for this reason.

Please refer to the Side Effects tab for more information.

Always read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive information on side effects.

Order online safely

To ensure that you only purchase safe, genuine versions of the medication you require, you should only order medicine online if it is from a UK registered pharmacy, like Medicine Direct.

We are fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), meaning we can guarantee our customers complete peace of mind when they order with us. We sell nothing but genuine forms of the medicine you need.

Furthermore, all of our doctors and pharmacists are fully registered with both the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the General Medical Council (GMC). So, no matter who you are dealing with, you can rest assured that you are in the hands of a skilled medical professional, who is fully qualified to give advice on the most suitable medicine for your specific condition.

Our fast delivery service promises that all of our medication is despatched in discreet packaging. We offer free UK delivery on all orders, and if you place your order by 2pm, it will be delivered the very next day.

Betacap Dosage and Directions

Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Betacap scalp solution

How do I use Betacap Solution?

Always use Betacap Scalp Application exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.

Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly for full usage instructions. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are still unsure of how to use it.

Before you use this treatment for the first time, turn the bottle cap anti-clockwise to break its seal.

For adults:

  • Carefully turn the bottle upside down over your head, holding the nozzle over the affected area of the scalp.
  • Gently squeeze the bottle to release the solution until the affected area is coated with a thin layer of the treatment.
  • Gently massage the application into your scalp, stopping it from running off.
  • Once you have done this, allow the area to dry naturally, without using a towel or hair dryer. This leaves the active ingredient on your scalp.
  • When the liquid has dried, your scalp will feel cool.
  • Wash your hands after every application.

Repeat this process twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, until you notice that your condition has improved.

On the days you shampoo your hair, apply Betacap Scalp Application once your hair has dried.

When you start to notice that your condition is improving, stop using Betacap Scalp Application as often; use it once a day or even less.

For children over the age of 1:

Follow the same instructions for adults, but use the product sparingly.

Do not apply more than you will need to cover the affected area.

Once you have applied the treatment, do not cover the scalp with an airtight dressing.

If you are treating children with seborrhoeic dermatitis with this product, it should not be used for more than 7 days.

What if I forget to use it?

If you forget to apply Betacap, just do so the next time you remember.

Do not apply twice as much next time to try and make up for missing a previous application.

What if I use too much?

If you use too much, use a tissue to mop up the excess. Do not let it spread onto other areas of the skin.

If you suffer any undesired effects as a result of using too much of this product, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice, straight away.

How long can I use Betacap Scalp Application for?

If you use a corticosteroid medicine for a long time, or on large areas of broken skin, this can in crease your risk of undesired effects. Continuous, long-term use of Betacap should be avoided.

Do not use this product on children for longer than 7 days.

How to store Betacap Scalp Application

Store this product well out of the sight and reach of children.

Always replace the bottle cap tightly and put the bottle in the carton after you have used it. This will protect the solution from the light.

Do not store above 25C.

This solution is highly flammable, so do not store or use it near naked flames or ignition sources.

Do not use this product after the expiry date, which can be found on the carton. The date refers to the last day of the month stated.

How long can I use Betacap Scalp Application?

Ideally, you should apply the smallest dose possible, for the shortest time possible. Children should not use this product for more than 7 days. Using a medicine that contains a corticosteroid for a long time or on large areas of broken skin can increase your risk of adverse effects.

How do I buy Betacap online?

You can order Betacap from Medicine Direct after one of our registered doctors has assessed your medical history and symptoms via a simple online consultation. If they deem Betacap to be a suitable treatment for you to use, they will write a prescription for you to use it for your scalp condition. You can then buy the product from our UK-based pharmacy. We offer free delivery on all UK orders, and if your order is placed by 2pm, you will receive it the very next day. Never order Betacap or any other medical treatments online unless it is from a UK pharmacy which is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), like Medicine Direct.

Is it safe to order Betacap online?

Buying Betacap online from Medicine Direct is perfectly safe. We are fully registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which means we can promise safe and genuine versions of the medicine we supply. All of our doctors and pharmacists are also registered with the General Medical Council and General Pharmaceutical Council, meaning they are qualified to prescribe the right medicine for you.

What are the advantages of buying Betacap online?

Ordering this medicine online removes the need for waiting days or even weeks to see a doctor. Thanks to Medicine Direct's online consultation system, you can have your symptoms reviewed by a fully qualified medical professional, who will prescribe you the appropriate treatment the very same day. By placing your order with us, you will receive free UK delivery. Order by 2pm and your medicine will be with you the very next day.

Side Effects

When you use a topical corticosteroid like Betacap Scalp Application for a limited period of time and as instructed, your skin can tolerate them quite well.

However, if you use the product excessively or over a long period of time, this can cause local skin thinning and adrenal suppression. This is particularly common in children or on skin that is wrapped up or bandaged.

These side effects will normally go away when you stop using the treatment. Speak to your doctor if these reactions do not go away.

Serious allergic reaction

If you suffer from any of the below symptoms, you must either dial 999 or go to A&E straight away:

  • You have swelling in your face, throat, mouth, tongue or lips
  • You are finding it difficult to speak or breathe
  • You have tightness in your chest or throat
  • You have a skin rash that may be red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
  • You are wheezing

You may be having a serious allergic reaction and require immediate treatment in hospital.

Please read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive information on side effects.

If you are worried about getting side effects, or suffer any not listed here or in the leaflet, please do not hesitate to speak to your doctor.

Warnings and drug interactions

Tell your doctor if you are currently using any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements as some medicines may interact with betacap scalp application.

What other important information will I need to know?

Betacap is for external use only. If someone swallows it, it could be very dangerous. If the person who swallows it becomes drowsy or unconscious, give them nothing by mouth. If they are conscious, try to get them to drink one or two cups of milk or water; if it is a child, they should drink one up. Whether they are conscious or not, you must seek medical attention for them straight away. Take the patient information leaflet and the medicine's packaging with you.

Take great care not to get the product in your eye while using Betacap; this can can cause damage. You must rinse your eyes immediately if you get this product in them. If you are only required to rinse one eye, take great care to make sure that the product doesn't wash into the other eye. Speak to your doctor for advice if you suffer from irritation after you have rinsed your eye.

Make sure your doctor reviews your treatment regularly, to monitor your progress and to avoid any possible complications.

Do not use this product near flames or ignition sources.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

It is not clear as to whether this problem is safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Animal birth defects have been found with similar medicines which contain corticosteroids, meaning there could be a small risk of this occurring in humans, too.

As a result, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Betacap unless their doctor has specifically instructed them to.

Please ensure your doctor is aware if you are currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are breastfeeding, before you start to use this treatment. If you become pregnant during your course of treatment, tell your doctor.

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Betacap Scalp Application contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate.

It also contains the following inactive ingredients to complete the product: macrogol 7, glycerol cocoate, isopropyl alcohol, carbomer, sodium hydroxide and purified water.

Do not use this product if you are allergic to betamethasone valerate or any of the other ingredients listed here.

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This page has recently been medically reviewed by Sonia Khan MPharm: 2076091

Updated on: 10/06/2021

This content has been written by James Nuttall and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan.

Sonia Khan Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Sonia Khan
MPharm: 2076091


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