Betnovate Scalp Application

Betnovate Scalp Application (100ml)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Thu. 27 Jul.

Description for Betnovate Scalp Application

Betnovate Scalp Application can be purchased online from The Independent Pharmacy to treat eczema and dermatitis of the scalp. It is used twice daily on dry, irritated or inflamed areas to calm redness, itching and irritation. Betnovate Scalp Application is used alongside scalp moisturisers and emmolients to help keep ezcema of the scalp under control.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Betnovate Scalp Application is a prescription-only medicine containg betamethasone valerate 0.1% and is available to buy online from The Independent Pharmacy. All you need to do is fill in a short health questionnaire and our in-house healthcare team can quickly get your treatment dispatched and offer any appropriate advice.

Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that is applied topically to the area affected by redness, irritation or inflammation. Betmethasone is absorbed through the skin and then helps to block the release of inflammatory chemicals that cause the symptoms of ezcema. Betamethasone is classed as a 'potent' (strong) steroid and is useful in clearing up conditions where weaker treatments have been ineffective.

Betnovate Scalp Application is not intended for every day usage. It should be used to manage acute attacks of ezcema on the scalp where the skin becomes very dry and irritated. You should then use moisturisers or emmolients to keep the skin in good condition day-to-day.

There are a few Non-Prescription treatments available for dry scalp such as;

Nizoral shampoo

Alphosyl 2in1 Shampoo

Neutrogena T-Gel

Selsun Shampoo

Betnovate Scalp Application is used for eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis affecting the scalp.
It is normally applied to the scalp twice daily, in the morning and at night. As your condition improves, you can reduce this down to once daily. It should not be used more often than twice daily. 
For some people it may be easier to have someone apply Betnovate Scalp Application for you. If someone applies your Betnovate for you, they should wear disposable plastic gloves or wash their hands thoroughly after use.
Whilst using Betnovate Scalp Application, you should wash and shampoo your hair before application to ensure it has time to absorb into the skin and is not washed off. As Betnovate Scalp is flammable, do not use a hairdryer whilst using the treatment.
Betnovate Scalp Application should not be used for more than 10 days consecutively. It should not be used for a long period of time without a break.
Instructions for applying Betnovate Scalp Application
Wash your hands.
Unscrew the bottle cap and place the nozzle on the scalp that needs treating.
Gently squeeze the bottle to cover the area with a thin and even layer of liquid.
You can rub Betnovate Scalp Application in, but you don't have to.
Your scalp will feel cool until the liquid has dried.
Wash your hands again.
If you forget to apply Betnovate, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time that your next application is due, skip the dose and apply at the normal time.

Betnovate Scalp Application does not always cause side effects, however like all medicines they are possible. Side effects are normally associated with Betnovate Scalp being applied incorrectly or being used in higher doses or quantities than recommended.

Possible side effects from Betnovate Scalp Application can include:

(less than 1 in 10 people)

  • A feeling of burning, irritation or itching where the liquid is applied.

(affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)

  • stretch marks may develop

  • veins under the surface of your skin may become more noticeable

  • increased hair growth and changes in skin colour

  • thinning of your skin and it may also damage more easily

  • weight gain, rounding of the face and high blood pressure. These are more likely to happen in infants and children.


Stop using Betnovate Scalp and seek medical attention if:

  • you find that your skin condition gets worse or becomes swollen during treatment. You may be allergic to Betnovate, have an infection or need other treatment.

  • you have psoriasis and you get raised bumps with pus under the skin. This can happen very rarely during or after treatment and is known as pustular psoriasis.


If any of the above side effects become serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed here or in the accompanying patient inforamtion leaflet, please consult your doctor or pharmacist. 

Betnovate Scalp Application contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate 0.122%.

It also contains Carbomer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide and Purified Water.

You should not use Betnovate Scalp Application:

  • if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to betamethasone valerate or any of the other ingredients of Betnovate (listed under the ingredients tab).

  • if you have a skin infection on your scalp (this may appear as an open wound that may be sticky or pussing).

  • on children.

  • if you have previously had an allergic reaction with another steroid.

  • if you are applying the liquid under an airtight dressing. These dressings make it easier for the active ingredient to pass through the skin. It is possible to accidentally end up using too much.

  • if you have psoriasis, your doctor will want to see you more often.


If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist, or contact us, before using this medicine. 

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

You should not purchase this medicine online if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant or are breast-feeding. 



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.



Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.



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

  • Is it safe to buy Betnovate 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 Betnovate 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.

  • How do I buy Betnovate 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 Betnovate to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.

  • What does the price include?

    The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.

  • What are the advantages of buying Betnovate 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 Betnovate and other eczema treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.

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