Betnovate Scalp Application

Betnovate Scalp Application (100ml)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Fri. 20 Oct.

Description for Betnovate Scalp Application

Betnovate Scalp Application can be purchased online from The Independent Pharmacy for the treatment and relief of atopic eczema symptoms and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp and head. The cutaneous cream is twice daily on dry,flaky, irritated or inflamed areas to calm redness, itching and irritation. Betnovate Scalp Application is used alongside scalp moisturizer and emollients to help keep eczema of the scalp under control and to soothe alopecia. 

If you’re suffering from an itchy scalp that is undiagnosed, there could be several causes, including dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, allergic reactions, tinea capitis, eczema or head lice. To confirm the cause, consult with our online doctor to find the right medication.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Betnovate Scalp Application is a prescription-only cutaneous medicine containing betamethasone valerate 0.1% and is available to buy online from The Independent Pharmacy. Buying online has its benefits- all you need to do is fill in a short health questionnaire and our in-house health care team can quickly get your medication dispatched and offer any appropriate advice.

Betamethasone is a corticosteroid cream that is applied topically to the area showing symptoms of redness, irritation or inflammation. Betamethasone is absorbed through the skin and then helps to block the release of inflammatory chemicals that cause the symptoms of severe eczema. Betamethasone is classed as a 'potent' (strong) steroid and is useful in clearing and providing relief from chronic conditions where weaker treatments have been ineffective.

While it has its benefits, Betnovate Scalp Application is not intended for everyday usage. It should be used to manage acute attacks of eczema on the scalp or head where the skin becomes very dry, itchy or flaky (sometimes resulting in dandruff). You should then use moisturisers or emollients to keep the skin in good condition day-to-day- such as with chronic conditions. 

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

Nizoral shampoo

Alphosyl 2in1 Shampoo

Neutrogena T-Gel

Selsun Shampoo

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Betnovate Scalp Application is used topically for acute or atopic eczema, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis affecting the scalp resulting in a dry or itchy scalp. It can be used by adults, babies and children. Betnovate Scalp Application is sometimes prescribed for alopecia sufferers to cool the irritation that can come with hair loss.
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, or if you are applying it for a child or baby 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.

Use moisturizer and other emollients to keep your scalp in good condition.
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. Be particularly careful when using it for babies and children.

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 more severe or becomes swollen during treatment. You may be allergic to Betnovate, have an infection or need other remedies.

  • you have acute 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 information 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 breastfeeding

You should not purchase this medicine online if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is best to talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 

 

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.

 

REMOTE AREAS

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
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

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

 

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

  • 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 remedies 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. This is the best way to get treatment quickly. 

  • 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 remedies 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.
  • Does Betnovate scalp application cause or help hair loss?

    Betnovate scalp application is a topical corticosteroid. It’s mostly used for seborrhoeic dermatitis or psoriasis affecting the scalp. One of the side effects can be excessive hair growth, or hypertrichosis. It’s important not to smoke or use hair dryers after using it, as Betnovate scalp application is highly flammable. 

  • How long does Betnovate scalp application take to work?

    This medication is for short-term use only. You shouldn’t need to use it for more than 2-3 weeks. If the symptoms are still present after this time, consult your doctor or pharmacist. 

  • Where to buy Betnovate scalp application

    This treatment can not be bought over the counter following a consultation with a pharmacist. To make things easier, you can order direct from the Independent Pharmacy following an online consultation and receive your order swiftly and discreetly. 

  • Will Betnovate scalp application help with dandruff?

    Betnovate scalp application is not intended as a treatment for dandruff. If you suffer from dandruff or dry scalp, try one of these more appropriate dandruff treatments. Betnovate is a strong steroid-based treatment that is primarily for the relief of redness and itching in sufferers of acute eczema and dermatitis. 

  • What are corticosteroids?

    A corticosteroid is a type of steroid hormone that produces an anti-inflammatory effect, not to be confused with anabolic steroids used by athletes and bodybuilders. They are used to treat a range of conditions (including hives, eczema, painful joints, asthma and MS) and come in a range of forms, from tablets and liquids to creams, gels and even injections. Most steroid medications are only available on prescription.

    Side effects of steroid medications can sometimes increased appetite, mood changes and difficulty sleeping (mostly with the tablet forms) so they are usually given restricted usage or in low doses.

  • Can Betnovate cream be used for acne?

    It is not recommended to use Betnovate cream to treat acne. The active ingredients in this medication could potentially make skin conditions like this worse. Though Betnovate contains anti-bacterial properties, only use for skin irritations that have been cleared by a doctor or medical professional. Spots could be made worse with the use of this medication, so if you’re suffering from acne on your body, then this cream is not recommended. If you are looking for acne treatments, a full range and medicines advice can be found here.

  • Are Betnovate and Dermovate the same thing?

    Betnovate and Dermovate are both topical steroids used for a number of different skin conditions. The main difference between the two is potency. Dermovate is five times more potent than Betnovate and so special care must be taken when using this medication. 

  • Can Betnovate be used on the face – and is it good for you?

    Betnovate should not be used directly on the skin of the face, as it’s a topical steroid. Only use on your face if you have been specifically directed to by your GP or a medical professional. If you have been advised to use this treatment on your face, then it’s important to avoid contact with the eyes.

  • Does this treatment make your hair grow after alopecia?

    This medication is not designed to treat symptoms of alopecia, however, some people with this condition have found that Betnovate was helpful in helping hair to grow back. This is not scientifically proven, however, Betnovate can be used to treat skin conditions affecting the scalp.

  • Is it safe to use this medication while pregnant or breastfeeding?

    It is not recommended to use this medication while pregnant or breastfeeding. Betnovate lotion is potent and is absorbed through the skin into your body. This can be harmful to the development of the baby and so is only recommended to those who have been told to use it by a medical professional.

  • Can this treatment be used for young children or babies?

    Because this treatment is very potent, it is not recommended for young children or babies. There are other types of medication that will be suitable to treat eczema for this age group, so it’s suggested that you speak to a medical professional if you are concerned or seeking treatment for these symptoms in young children or babies.

  • Can Betnovate ointment be used for burns?

    No, it is not recommended to use this medication on burns, scrapes or broken skin. If this treatment does come into contact with broken skin or burns, then wash with clean water immediately.

    If you have experienced severe burns, then it’s important to seek medical attention and get a treatment that is specifically suitable for this injury.

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