Valisone Scalp Lotion (Betamethasone) Customer Reviews

Valisone Scalp Lotion

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Betamethasone topical is employed for the therapeutic management of itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema. Classified as a corticosteroid, betamethasone functions by stimulating endogenous substances within the skin, thereby reducing swelling, redness, and itching.

Uses and Dosage

Betamethasone is available in various forms, including ointment, cream, lotion, gel, aerosol (spray), and foam for skin application and scalp treatment. Typically, it’s applied once or twice daily. Adhere closely to the instructions on your prescription label, and seek clarification from your doctor or pharmacist for any unclear directives. Use betamethasone precisely as prescribed, avoiding both excess and insufficient application, as well as frequency not aligned with your doctor’s recommendations. Refrain from applying it to other body areas or treating different skin conditions unless specifically advised by your doctor.

You should observe improvement in your skin condition within the first two weeks of treatment. Contact your doctor if symptoms persist beyond this period.

For topical use, apply a small amount of ointment, cream, solution, gel, or lotion to cover the affected skin area with a thin, even layer and gently massage it in.

When using the foam on your scalp, part your hair, apply a small amount to the affected area, and gently rub it in. You can wash your hair as usual, but avoid doing so immediately after applying the medicine.

Betamethasone foam is flammable. Keep away from open flames, fire, and refrain from smoking while applying it and for a short duration afterward.

This medication is exclusively for skin use. Prevent contact with eyes or mouth, and avoid ingestion. Refrain from applying it in genital and rectal areas, skin creases, and armpits unless directed by your doctor.

If using betamethasone on a child’s diaper area, avoid tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants, as they may increase side effects.

Do not use other skin preparations or products on the treated area without consulting your doctor.

Avoid wrapping or bandaging the treated area unless specifically instructed by your doctor, as it may heighten side effects.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • burning, itching, irritation, stinging, redness, or dryness of the skin
  • acne
  • unwanted hair growth
  • skin color changes
  • bruising or shiny skin
  • tiny red bumps or rash around the mouth
  • small white or red bumps on the skin

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • severe rash
  • redness, swelling, or other signs of skin infection in the place where you applied betamethasone


  • Prior to initiating betamethasone treatment, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies to betamethasone, other corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone or prednisone), or any other substances. This product may contain inactive ingredients that could trigger allergic reactions or other complications.
  • Before using this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have a history of poor blood circulation, diabetes, or immune system disorders.
  • Avoid using betamethasone if there is an existing infection or open sore in the designated treatment area.
  • Long-term or extensive application of corticosteroid medications can, in rare cases, diminish your body’s ability to respond to physical stress. Prior to undergoing surgery, emergency treatment, or if you experience a severe illness/injury, notify your doctor or dentist if you have been using this medication recently or within the past few months.
  • Although unlikely, prolonged use of this medication in children may potentially affect their growth temporarily. Schedule regular check-ups with the doctor to monitor the child’s height.
  • During pregnancy, use this medication only when clearly necessary. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is unknown whether this drug passes into breast milk. Similar medications have been found to transfer to breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding while using betamethasone.

Form and Strength

Valisone Scalp Lotion is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • betamethasone scalp lotion:
    • 0.10 %


Is Valisone Scalp Lotion a strong steroid?

Valisone Scalp Lotion is a highly potent steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

How long does it take Valisone Scalp Lotion to work?

For most skin conditions, and in most people, some improvement is noted within three to four days of starting treatment. The majority of conditions should resolve within one week of betamethasone use.



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Scalp Lotion



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