What is Bettamousse?
Bettamousse is a foam that is used to treat inflammatory disorders of the scalp. It contains the active ingredient betamethasone, which is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. Bettamousse reduces inflammation and relieves symptoms such as pain, itching and scaling, allowing the skin to become calm and healthy. Bettamousse is only available on prescription.
What is Bettamousse used for?
Bettamousse is used to treat inflammatory disorders of the scalp such as certain forms of psoriasis and eczema. These skin disorders are accompanied by symptoms such as itching, pain, swelling, redness and scaling. Bettamousse reduces these symptoms and protects the skin from further infection.
How to use Bettamousse
Make sure your hair and scalp are dry before you use Bettamousse. Massage the foam into the areas of the scalp that need treating in the morning and evening. Do not rinse out, but leave to work the whole day or night. You can wash and dry your hair before applying the foam. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this product and avoid contact with the eyes.
Warning: Bettamousse is highly flammable. Keep away from naked flames or lit objects, such as gas and electric fires and lit cigarettes, or other sources of heat such as hairdryers while your hair is impregnated with this product.
Bettamousse is not suitable for prolonged use. If your symptoms have not improved after seven days, you should consult a doctor. If Bettamousse does produce the desired result, you can gradually discontinue use of this medicine. Start with applying the foam only once a day, then every other day, then every other two days and so on.
Unless otherwise instructed by a doctor, the usual dose is:
- Adults: Dispense a golf-ball sized amount of foam and apply to the scalp twice a day. Massage in gently.
- Children aged six and above: Dispense a small amount of foam (half a golf ball) and apply to the scalp twice a day. Massage in gently. This product should be used no longer than five to seven days in children.
Bettamousse is not suitable for children under the age of six. Read the package leaflet before use.
Bettamousse may cause side effects, although some people may not experience any. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine:
- Thinning of the scalp;
- Striae or groupings of fine blood vessels becoming prominent under the skin at the application site;
- Red facial rash.
Consult a doctor if these or other side effects are severe. For more information, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Bettamousse
Bettamousse is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to betamethasone or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- The scalp is infected.
Consult a doctor on the use of Bettamousse if you have a skin condition that is not listed above, the skin on your scalp is broken or you are currently taking medication.
Do not use Bettamousse, or only with a doctor’s approval, if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
This medicine does not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive safely.