Betasalic Lotion 20 ml

Description
  • Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is prescribed for the treatment of skin problems (eg,swelling,itchiness) caused by eczema,dermatitis and psoriasis 
  • Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is also prescribed for certain bacterial infections of the skin
  • Betasalic Lotion 20 ml contains Betamethasone and Salicylic acid
  • A thin layer of ointment is to applied with clean hands,once or twice daily
  • Betasalic Lotion 20 ml comes packaged in a travel friendly tube.Each tube is sold separately
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Type

Lotion – Tube

Feature

20 ml

Unit

ml

Formula

Salicylic Acid

Composition

Salicylic Acid 2 % + Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.05 %

Brand

Atco Lab Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml belongs to a class of topical medicines that are a combination of synthetic steroids (Glucocorticoid) and salicylates. Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is prescribed for the treatment of several inflammatory skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and keratosis of the skin causing callus. Betasalic Lotion 20 ml helps reduce redness and swelling as well as smoothens the skin. 

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is chemically composed of Betamethasone dipropionate and Salicylic acid. It reduces inflammation exhibited by swelling and redness and softens the skin surface, which is then easily shed.  Therapeutic outcomes of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml have been well-received due to its dual mode of action against inflammatory skin conditions. 

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is available in the form of ointment in a tube as well as lotion form, meant for external use only. Betasalic Lotion 20 ml can be applied in a thin coat over the affected area on the skin with clean hands, twice daily. Usually, clinical improvements can be seen in a few days and the treatment may last up to 14 days or as advised by your doctor. It should not be used for more than 4 weeks. Common side effects of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml include skin rash, itching, and burning sensation at the site of application. 

Indications

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is prescribed for the management of a variety of skin conditions including:

  • Dermatitis (atopic, contact)

  • Severe eczema 

  • Psoriasis 

  • Inflammatory dermatoses

  • Scaly skin disorders

How Does Betasalic Lotion 20 ml Work

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is more suited for inflammatory skin conditions with plaque (hardened skin) formation. It works by acting on the skin via two basic mechanisms. Firstly, Betameth, a Glucocorticoid, bicoid controls the production of proteins that lead to inflammation by binding to Glucocorticoid receptors and interacting with DNA sequence. Also, it controls the infiltration and migration of inflammatory cells like leukocytes. It also inhibits Phospholipase A2 which speeds up the process of prostaglandin formation, a key mediator in inflammatory reactions. Betasalic Lotion 20 ml thus decreasing the inflammation. Secondly, salicylic acid being keratolytic in action overcomes excessive dryness by increasing moisture of the surface layer of skin which is consequently shed easily.

How to use Betasalic Lotion 20 ml

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is available in the form of ointment and lotion meant for external use only to be applied with clean hands usually twice daily after washing the affected skin properly and gently drying afterward. Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is safe for use in adults and children above 2 years of age. In children, careful application and monitoring are advised to avoid accidental ingestion. Betamethasone dipropionate is a high-strength steroid, thus a prolonged application of more than 4 weeks is not advised.

Available Potency and forms of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml 

Ointment – 15 g

Lotion – 25 ml, 30 ml

Usage

  • Wash and gently pat dry your skin before applying the Betasalic Lotion 20 ml. 

  • In case of lotion, shake the bottle well before use

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  • Wash your hands after application, an additional amount can be reapplied if Betasalic Lotion 20 ml gets wiped off from any part.

  • It is best to soak or wipe the area being treated with warm water to remove any loose, dead skin

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Dosage

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is not used for very long periods. Treatment is commonly prescribed for 2 weeks and must not exceed 4 weeks. If there’s no improvement in your symptoms after 7 days of application, consult your doctor who may consider changing the medicine for you. Dosage for the cream form can be estimated as per fingertip units (fingertip of forefinger)

Adult Dosage

A thin film of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is to be applied once or twice a day, as instructed by a physician. A small amount on the fingertips should be gently rubbed in. Application on the face is advised for more than 5 days.

Child Dosage

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml must not be used on children without consulting a doctor. It is not considered safe for application in patients aged 2 years and younger. Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is not recommended to be used for more than 7 days. Smaller amounts should be applied to a child’s body due to height and physique. A pea-sized quantity on the fingertip is commonly sufficient to cover the affected skin. Do not use Betasalic Lotion 20 ml to treat diaper rash in infants.

Elderly Dosage 

For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function, Betasalic Lotion 20 ml although absorbed through the skin in insignificant amounts may pose a problem in elderly patients so, in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Betasalic Lotion 20 ml.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml should not be applied during pregnancy, therefore if you are pregnant, or are planning to start a family, please do discuss Betasalic Lotion 20 ml with your doctor before using it, who will only prescribe it if deemed necessary.

If you are breastfeeding an infant, topical use of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is not known to show any harmful effects, avoid application of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml for longer durations, and on the chest or where the baby might ingest it. With regards to safety please make sure to consult your doctor first before using it. 

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Betasalic Lotion 20 ml:

  • Allergy to Betasalic Lotion 20 ml or one of its constituents

  • Skin lesions due to viral infection (for example herpes)

  • Skin lesions due to fungal infection (for example athlete’s foot)

  • Cushing’s disease

  • Glaucoma/cataract (especially avoid application near eyes)

  • Any skin condition likely to aggravate with  Betasalic Lotion 20 ml such as acne

Precautions‌

Please‌ ‌tell‌ ‌your‌ ‌doctor‌ ‌about‌ ‌any‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌conditions‌ before starting or during the treatment with ‌Betasalic Lotion 20 ml:‌ 

  • If there is a history of allergy to similar medicines like NSAIDS e.g; Ibuprofen

  • Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after application, and avoid getting ‌Betasalic Lotion 20 ml in your eyes

  • Do not use ‌Betasalic Lotion 20 ml for long durations in continuity, if there is no noticeable difference in your condition after a week contact your doctor

  • If ‌Betasalic Lotion 20 ml was prescribed for prolonged use by the doctor, it may put you at risk of infections or slow wound healing due to immunosuppression, take precautions accordingly 

  • Avoid applying to open wounds or cracked skin except if advised by the doctor

  • Betamethasone in ‌Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is a steroid that when used for a longer duration can cause suppression of adrenal function

  • Avoid applying to sensitive parts like inside the nose, mouth or around the mouth, genitals, near eyes 

  • Avoid using Betasalic Lotion 20 ml for the treatment of diaper rash in infants

  • Avoid going near fire or open flames to avoid risking burns

  • Betasalic Lotion 20 ml may initially cause exacerbation of existing symptoms or cause itching, redness, or irritation of the skin which should subside

  • Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is best applied on naked skin without any bandage except if advised to loosely cover it by your doctor

  • Diabetic patients must also exercise caution while using Betasalic Lotion 20 ml

Interaction With Other Medications

Certain medications could interact with Betasalic Lotion 20 ml and may increase or decrease its absorption. Make sure to inform your doctor about all the drugs you’re currently taking, in which case, your doctor might alter the treatment. 

  • Other skin medications (you can apply such drugs at different timings)

  • Cosmetics (may decrease the efficacy, especially on the face)

  • Skin products that might irritate the skin

  • Methotrexate 

  • Diuretics 

Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Betasalic Lotion 20 ml has some side effects which include:

Common Side effects

  • Itching

  • Redness

  • Dryness of skin 

  • Flaky skin

  • Tingling/ burning sensation at the site of application

Rare side effects

  • Anaphylactic reaction

  • Headache 

  • Blurred vision

  • Dizziness 

  • Blistering

  • Temporary exacerbation of symptoms

  • High intraocular pressure in eyes (if used in large amounts / near the eye)

  • Conjunctivitis

List Of How To Deal With Adverse Effects

  • Allergic Reactions – Allergic reactions to the drug may be mild to severe or potentially could be life-threatening. If allergy is suspected immediately take anti-allergy (antihistamine) medicine which will stop the mild reaction. If a serious allergic reaction is suspected, rush to the nearby hospital and avoid Betasalic Lotion 20 ml and drugs with similar compounds in the future.

  • Skin Rash/ Blisters – can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine or organic aloe vera lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash to help reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An Antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.

  • Dryness – apply a moisturizer to the skin and wait for 10-15 minutes after which apply Betasalic Lotion 20 ml onto the skin. This will prevent skin from getting dry and flaky.

  • Headaches – In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe

  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea – Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. 

  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak – If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from sitting or lying down to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

  • Blurred vision- This side effect tends to go away on its own in a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime.If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.

  • Photosensitivity – patients are asked to wear sun-protective clothes when going outside including gloves and a hat, to apply generous amounts of broad-spectrum sunblock along with wearing sunglasses. Patients are advised to do all necessary work after sunset to reduce or eliminate sun exposure while undergoing treatment with Betasalic Lotion 20 ml.

Key Facts About Betasalic Lotion 20 ml

  • Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is a topical anti-inflammatory cream used to treat dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and inflammatory skin conditions with plaque formation

  • Betasalic Lotion 20 ml can be safely prescribed to children (above 2 years of age) and adults.

  • Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is chemically composed of betamethasone (steroid) and salicylic acid

  • It helps prevent and treat inflamed skin through its anti-inflammatory effect on the skin while softening the hard skin on the surface such that it is easier to shed 

  • Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is applied externally on the skin only, twice a day on clean, dry skin

  • Usually prescribed for 2 weeks, Betasalic Lotion 20 ml must not be applied for longer durations in continuity

  • In case of pregnancy and lactation, avoid using it and consult your doctor first

  • Common side effects of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml include skin rash, itching, and skin dryness

FAQs

#1. How To Store Betasalic Lotion 20 ml?

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place above 25°C,  away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to change the chemical nature of certain drugs.

#2. What If I Use Too Much Of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml?

In case of excessive usage or accidental ingestion, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. Toxicity results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and abdominal pain.

#3. How Is Betasalic Lotion 20 ml Supposed To Be Taken?

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml  is available in ointment and lotion form to be applied topically only over the affected area

#4. Can I Use Other Skincare Products Alongside Betasalic Lotion 20 ml?

In case you want to use other skin creams or ointments, make sure you use those products at a different time. Avoid applying make-up as well while using Betasalic Lotion 20 ml on the face

#5. Can I Take Betasalic Lotion 20 ml During My Pregnancy?

Betasalic Lotion 20 ml should not be used in pregnancy due to potentially harmful effects on the unborn baby. Breastfeeding mothers should practice caution and avoid applying cream on or near breasts. Consult your doctor regarding the safety of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml first

#6. Will Betasalic Lotion 20 ml Affect My Fertility?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

#7. Can I Take Betasalic Lotion 20 ml While Breastfeeding?

With regards to safety please make sure to consult your doctor first before using it. Although topical use of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is not known to show any harmful effects, avoid application of Betasalic Lotion 20 ml on the chest or from where the baby might ingest it.

#8. Can Betasalic Lotion 20 ml Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?

No, in general Betasalic Lotion 20 ml does not cause dizziness but may occur as a rare side effect or may experience blurred vision. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#9. How long Will I Have To Continue Taking  Betasalic Lotion 20 ml?

It may be used twice a day. Treatment can last up to 2 weeks depending on your condition and response to the Betasalic Lotion 20 ml. Treatment must not continue for longer periods in continuity, exceeding 4 weeks.

#10. Is It Safe To Have Painkillers Alongside Betasalic Lotion 20 ml?

Yes, painkillers are safe to be ingested along with Betasalic Lotion 20 ml 

#11. Can I go Outside After Applying Betasalic Lotion 20 ml?

Commonly Betasalic Lotion 20 ml is prescribed to be applied twice daily, you should avoid sun or UV exposure. Sensitivity to the sun may develop therefore If it is necessary to step outside make sure to protect your skin from direct sun or wear a sunblock or clothes covering your skin.