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Betasalik®

Betamethasone, salicylic acid

Ointment (0.5 mg+30 mg )/g

Lotion (0.5 mg+20 mg )/ml
ATC D07B C01
Prescription-only medicine
Medicine reimburse by Health Insurance Fund

POSOLOGY AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION


Adults: Betasalik® ointment and lotion are applied once to twice daily. In most cases, a thin film should be applied to cover the affected area twice daily.

For some patients, adequate maintenance therapy may be achieved with less frequent application.

The lotion is especially suitable for application on hairy part of the head and hirsute parts of the body.

It is recommended that the medicine is prescribed for two weeks, and that treatment is reviewed at that time. The maximum weekly dose should not exceed 60g.

Children: Dosage in children should be limited to 5 days.


Medicine’s information on this web page is only a short description of its characteristics. Do not take them as recommendations for self-treatment of your health condition.

You must inform your physician and pharmacist and follow their recommendations before you use the medicine for treatment. Always read carefully the patient information leaflet.

COMPOSITION

1 g ointment contains 0.5 mg betamethasone in a form of betamethasone dipropionate and 30 mg salicylic acid, excipients.
1 ml lotion contains 0.5 mg betamethasone in a form of betamethasone dipropionate and 20 mg salicylic acid, excipients.

THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS

Betamethasone dipropionate is a synthetic fluorinated corticosteroid. It is active topically and produces a rapid and long lasting response in those inflammatory dermatoses that are normally responsive to topical corticosteroid therapy. Also, betamethasone dipropionate is effective in the less responsive conditions, such as psoriasis of the scalp, chronic plaque psoriasis of the hands and feet, but excluding widespread plaque psoriasis.
Topical applied salicylic acid softens keratin, loosens cornified epithelium and desquamates the epidermis.
Betasalik® ointment is therefore indicated for the treatment of hyperkeratotic and dry corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses where the cornified epithelium may resist the penetration of the steroid. The salicylic acid, as a result of its descaling action, allows access of the dermis more rapidly than by applying steroid alone.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Rosacea, acne, perioral dermatitis, perianal and genital pruritus. Also, contraindications are hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of the medicine, skin tuberculosis, viral infections of the skin, particularly herpes simplex, vaccinia, varicella. Betasalik® should not be used in diaper rash, fungal or bacterial skin infections without adequate concomitant anti-infective therapy.

PACKAGING

Box with a tube with 30 g ointment.
Box with a bottle with 50 ml lotion