Betacap 0.1% Solution

Betacap 0.1% Solution (100ml)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Wed. 31 May.

Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: N/A

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Warning: Betacap contains coconut oil - it should not be used by people who suffer from nut allergies.

Betacap is a scalp application that contains the active ingredient Betamethasone Valerate, which is a topical corticosteroid. These medicines are used to reduce inflammation. When the skin becomes irritated the immune system releases various chemicals, which causes the surrounded blood vessels to widen. This results in the affected area becoming red, itchy, swollen, and painful. These symptoms are commonly seen in conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.

When Betamethasone is applied to the skin it begins to work inside the cells, inhibiting the release of the substances that cause inflammation. This reduces swelling, itching and redness.

Corticosteroids come in a range of potencies with Betamethasone Valerate 0.1% being classed as a potent corticosteroid. Betamethasone is generally prescribed to treat inflammatory skin disorders, including; eczema and psoriasis. Usually, betamethasone will only be considered if weaker corticosteroids have proven ineffective.

Betacap Scalp Application is used to treat inflammatory scalp disorders. The solution is a clear colourless liquid that contains Betamethasone Valerate 0.1%. Betacap is a potent, fast-acting corticosteroid used topically on the scalp. This medicine should be kept out of reach and sight of children. Do not store this medicine in temperatures in excess of 25 degrees celsius. Protect from direct sunlight and store in the original container. For external use only.

Betacap Scalp Application is normally applied twice daily. As soon as the condition starts to improve, you should reduce the frequency of application, or as directed by your doctor.

Betacap Scalp Application should be applied sparingly to the affected areas of the scalp, using the nozzle of the bottle. The solution can then be massaged into the scalp using clean, dry fingers if you wish. Betacap should then be left to dry.

Betacap is designed to be left on the scalp and should not be washed off. If you need to wash your hair, this should be done prior to application. Ensure your hair and scalp are dry before applying Betacap.

Take extra care to avoid the solution running onto your face and into your eyes. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly using cool water. Avoid applying Betacap to broken skin. Washing your hands after application will help avoid accidently transferring the solution to other areas.

If after two weeks there is no noticeable improvement in your symptoms, you should consult with your doctor. Repeat courses of corticosteroid treatment may be required. However, these courses should only be started on the direct advice from your doctor.

Not everyone using Betacap Scalp Application will experience side effects. However, if you do, they can include:

  • Skin irritation (in rare cases)
  • Pustular psoriasis (puss-filled blisters)
  • Skin thinning
  • Adrenal suppression

If you are concerned about any of these side effects, or if Betacap affects you in any other way, stop using it and speak with your doctor or pharmacist.  

Betacap Scalp Application contains the active ingredient; Betamethasone Valerate 0.1% w/w

Betacap also contains several inactive ingredients that make up the complete product:

  • Macrogol 7
  • Glycerol cocoate
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Carbomer
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Purified water

Please read the following warnings carefully to ensure you are selecting a suitable product.

Do not use Betacap Scalp Application if:

  • You are allergic to any of its active or inactive ingredients
  • You are trying to treat skin/scalp problems other than the one it was prescribed for
  • Your scalp has become infected

Take extra care when using Betacap:

  • Keep the solution away from your eyes and mouth
  • Do not use near flames or ignition sources
  • Ensure your doctor regularly checks your progress to avoid possible complications
  • Avoid excessive use (weeks or months on end)

Betacap Scalp Application is not known to interact with other medicines.

If the solution gets into your eye(s) it can potentially cause damage. If contact occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of cool water. If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid splashing the solution into the other eye. If after rinsing irritation persists, contact your doctor or pharmacist straight away.

Betacap Scalp Application is for external use only. If accidently swallowed, please follow the emergency action below:

If drowsy or unconscious, administer nothing orally. If they are conscious, encourage them to drink 1-2 cups of water or milk. However, do not carry on if they are vomiting. In all cases, the patient should be taken to a doctor or hospital immediately. Be sure to take the leaflet and container of the Betacap with you.

Carefully read all product packaging and the patient information leaflet provided. Always inform your doctor about medicines you are taking or intend to take.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Betacap Scalp Application used for?

    Betacap Scalp Application is used to treat Seborrhoeic Dermatitis affecting the scalp. It is also used to treat psoriasis of the scalp.

  • How do I use Betacap Scalp Application?

    This medicine should be thinly applied to the scalp. Betacap should not be used on the face or on any other area of the body except the scalp. If you suspect that the affected area has become infected, you should stop using Betacap and consult your doctor. 

  • How long can I use Betacap Scalp Application?

    If corticosteroids are used long-term, or on large areas of raw broken skin, greater amounts of the medicine may be absorbed into the body. This will increase the risk of experiencing local side effects. For this reason, continuous, long-term use of Betacap should be avoided wherever possible.  

  • What other important information do I need to know?

    Betacap Scalp Application contains flammable alcohol. It should not be used near lit objects or any naked flames, such as gas and electric fires, hairdryers, or lit cigarettes.

  • How do I buy Betacap online?

    It’s simple!

    Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.

    You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Betacap to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.

  • Is it safe to buy Betacap online?

    Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Betacap online.

    The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.

    All of our eczema treatments are supplied by the same UK-based wholesalers used by the large high-street chains.

  • What are the advantages of buying Betacap online?

    There are many advantages to buying eczema treatments online, some include:

    • It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Betacap and other eczema treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.

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