BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 0.1W/W CUTANEOUS FOAM

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S1155 LEAFLET Bettamousse 20140828

How much to use

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Adults:

BETTAMOUSSE 0.1% w/w CUTANEOUS FOAM
(betamethasone valerate)



The usual adult dose is no more than a golfball sized amount of
mousse



Massage into the affected areas of the scalp twice a day (in the
morning and evening)



If there is no improvement in your condition after 7 days,
stop using Bettamousse and see your doctor again.

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this
medicine because it contains important information for you.


Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.



If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.



This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the
same as yours.



If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet.



In this leaflet, Bettamousse 0.1% w/w cutaneous foam will be
called Bettamousse.

What is in this leaflet:
1. What Bettamousse is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Bettamousse
3. How to use Bettamousse
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Bettamousse
6. Contents of the pack and other information.

Children over 6 years of age:


The dose depends on their physical size



The usual dose for children is less than for adults. For example,
for a child half the size of an adult, use no more than half a golf
ball sized amount of mousse



Massage into the affected area of the scalp twice a day (in the
morning and evening)



Do not use Bettamousse for more than 5 to 7 days on
children. If the symptoms have not improved see your
doctor again

Do not use in children under 6 years of age
As symptoms improve
For adults and children: Where there is some improvement in
symptoms, Bettamousse can be applied just once a day. If the
condition continues to get better, it may be possible to apply
Bettamousse once every few days, to keep the symptoms from
coming back.
Infections
If you have a skin infection your doctor will give you another
medicine to treat the infection

1. WHAT BETTAMOUSSE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Bettamousse belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids
(‘steroids’ for short).
Bettamousse works by reducing inflammation (redness, itching and
soreness). Bettamousse is used to treat skin disorders of the scalp
such as psoriasis (raised red patches of skin covered in silvery
scales) that may feel itchy, tight or sore.
It is important to use this medicine to prevent damage to the skin
and infections from developing.

Whilst you have an infection, your doctor may tell you to stop using
Bettamousse.
If you are not sure about how much mousse to use, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
Instructions for use:
1. Remove the cap.

2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE
BETTAMOUSSE
Do not use Bettamousse:


If you are allergic to betamethasone valerate



If you are allergic to any of the other ingredients of
Bettamousse (listed in section 6). Some of these ingredients
(stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol and propylene glycol) may cause
local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).



If you have any kind of infection of the scalp, unless this is
already being treated



On a child under 6 years of age.

2. Turn the can upside down and squirt the required amount of
mousse onto a clean saucer or something similar. The mousse
melts when it touches your skin, so do not squirt it in to your
hand.

If any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and precautions
Check with your doctor before using Bettamousse if:


You have any kind of skin infection



You have open wounds on your scalp



You are taking any other medicine, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Bettamousse.

3. Massage the mousse into the affected areas of your scalp, and
not your hair. Allow your hair to dry naturally.

3. HOW TO USE BETTAMOUSSE
Important:
Your doctor will choose the dose that is right for you. Your
dose will be shown clearly on the label that your pharmacist
puts on your medicine. If it does not, or you are not sure, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
Remember:


Always use Bettamousse exactly as your doctor has told
you



Use as little Bettamousse as possible for the shortest
possible time



Avoid contact with your eyes. If Bettamousse gets into your
eyes, rinse well with cold water. If your eyes continue to sting,
contact your doctor



Avoid contact with the inside of your nose and mouth



Avoid contact with any open wounds.

4. Wash your hands immediately after using the mousse.

5. Do not wash your hair straight after applying the mousse. Let
the mousse work overnight or through the day.

These effects are more likely to happen in children, and if dressings
are applied to cover the scalp after Bettamousse has been applied.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You
can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.

6. You can wash and dry your hair immediately before applying
the mousse.
This product is flammable. Do not use Bettamousse near a naked
flame or direct source of heat. Do not smoke while using or holding
the can.
Medical check-ups
If you use this medicine for a long period of time, your doctor may
ask you to have check-ups. These are to make sure that your
medicine is working properly and that the dose you are taking is
right for you.
If you use more Bettamousse than you should
Wash your scalp straight away and start again. It is unlikely that you
will suffer side-effects from using too much on one occasion. If you
are concerned, contact the nearest hospital casualty department or
your doctor.
Using more than the recommended dose of Bettamousse for a long
time can lead to a number of side effects (see section 4).
If you forget to use Bettamousse

5. HOW TO STORE BETTAMOUSSE


KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.



Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton label or
can.



Do not store above 25°C. Do not refrigerate.



Pressurised container - protect from sunlight and do not expose
to temperatures above 50°C. Do not pierce or burn container
even when empty. Do not spray near a naked flame or any
heat-generating material, and keep this can away from sources
of ignition. Do not smoke when near this can.



When you have finished your treatment, dispose of the can
safely. Never throw the can in a fire even if empty.



If the medicine becomes discoloured or shows any other signs
of deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist
who will tell you what to do.



Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply
take the next dose as planned.
If you stop using Bettamousse
Do not stop using Bettamousse without first talking to your doctor.
Your condition may return after you stop using Bettamousse. If this
happens, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Bettamousse contains


Bettamousse contains 0.1% w/w of the active ingredient,
betamethasone as valerate, in a white foam.



If you have any further questions about the use of this medicine,
ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Bettamousse also contain the following inactive ingredients:
cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, ethanol, purified
water, propylene glycol, citric acid anhydrous, potassium citrate,
and butane/propane mixture.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Bettamousse can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
Stop using Bettamousse and seek immediate medical help if
you have any of the following symptoms:


Headache



Stinging



Itching.

What Bettamousse looks like and contents of the pack


Pressurised container containing a white foam mousse.



It is available in cans of 100g of mousse.

Product Licence holder

Uncommon side effects

Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence holder: S&M Medical Limited, Chemilines House, Alperton
Lane, Wembley, HA0 1DX.

(affect less than 1 in 100 people):

Manufacturer



Infection of the skin



Thinning of the skin

This product is manufactured by Aerosol Service Italiana S.r.l, Via
Del Maglio, 6-23868, Valmedrera, Italy.



Marking of the skin (such as dark spots or lines)



Red rash on the face



Bruising easily.

Rare side effects
(affect less than 1 in 1000 people):


Sensitivity reactions such as itching, redness and stinging



Lighter or darker patches of skin



Hair loss



Infection of the hair follicles



Red spots on the skin.

Other side effects:


Worsening of the scalp condition, causing pus-filled ulcers to
form



Acne



Purple stained skin



Rash around the mouth.

Effects of using a high dose of Bettamousse for a long time:


Extra hair growth



Changes in skin colour



Irregular periods in women,



Water retention (bloated feeling)



Mood changes or sleep problems



Blurred vision or pain in the eye



Stomach upsets or discomfort



Acne



Headaches.

POM PL No. 19488/1155
Leaflet revision date: 28 August 2014
Bettamousse is a registered trade mark of CCL Pharmaceuticals
Limited, UK.
S1155 LEAFLET Bettamousse 20140828

S1155 LEAFLET Betamethasone 20140828

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

How much to use
Adults:

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this
medicine because it contains important information for you.


Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.



If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.



This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the
same as yours.



If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet.



In this leaflet, Betamethasone valerate 0.1% w/w cutaneous
foam will be called Betamethasone.



The usual adult dose is no more than a golfball sized amount of
mousse



BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 0.1% w/w CUTANEOUS
FOAM

Massage into the affected areas of the scalp twice a day (in the
morning and evening)



If there is no improvement in your condition after 7 days,
stop using Betamethasone and see your doctor again.

Children over 6 years of age:


The dose depends on their physical size



The usual dose for children is less than for adults. For example,
for a child half the size of an adult, use no more than half a golf
ball sized amount of mousse



Massage into the affected area of the scalp twice a day (in the
morning and evening)



Do not use Betamethasone for more than 5 to 7 days on
children. If the symptoms have not improved see your
doctor again

What is in this leaflet:

Do not use in children under 6 years of age

1. What Betamethasone is and what it is used for

As symptoms improve

2. What you need to know before you use Betamethasone

For adults and children: Where there is some improvement in
symptoms, Betamethasone can be applied just once a day. If the
condition continues to get better, it may be possible to apply
Betamethasone once every few days, to keep the symptoms from
coming back.
Infections

3. How to use Betamethasone
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Betamethasone
6. Contents of the pack and other information.
1. WHAT BETAMETHASONE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called
corticosteroids (‘steroids’ for short).
Betamethasone works by reducing inflammation (redness, itching
and soreness). Betamethasone is used to treat skin disorders of the
scalp such as psoriasis (raised red patches of skin covered in
silvery scales) that may feel itchy, tight or sore.
It is important to use this medicine to prevent damage to the skin
and infections from developing.

If you have a skin infection your doctor will give you another
medicine to treat the infection
Whilst you have an infection, your doctor may tell you to stop using
Betamethasone.
If you are not sure about how much mousse to use, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
Instructions for use:
1. Remove the cap.

2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE
BETAMETHASONE
Do not use Betamethasone:


If you are allergic to betamethasone valerate



If you are allergic to any of the other ingredients of
Betamethasone (listed in section 6). Some of these ingredients
(stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol and propylene glycol) may cause
local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).



If you have any kind of infection of the scalp, unless this is
already being treated



On a child under 6 years of age.

2. Turn the can upside down and squirt the required amount of
mousse onto a clean saucer or something similar. The mousse
melts when it touches your skin, so do not squirt it in to your
hand.

If any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and precautions
Check with your doctor before using Betamethasone if:


You have any kind of skin infection



You have open wounds on your scalp



You are taking any other medicine, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using
Betamethasone.

3. Massage the mousse into the affected areas of your scalp, and
not your hair. Allow your hair to dry naturally.

3. HOW TO USE BETAMETHASONE
Important:
Your doctor will choose the dose that is right for you. Your
dose will be shown clearly on the label that your pharmacist
puts on your medicine. If it does not, or you are not sure, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
Remember:


Always use Betamethasone exactly as your doctor has told
you



Use as little Betamethasone as possible for the shortest
possible time



Avoid contact with your eyes. If Betamethasone gets into your
eyes, rinse well with cold water. If your eyes continue to sting,
contact your doctor



Avoid contact with the inside of your nose and mouth



Avoid contact with any open wounds.

4. Wash your hands immediately after using the mousse.

5. Do not wash your hair straight after applying the mousse. Let
the mousse work overnight or through the day.

These effects are more likely to happen in children, and if dressings
are applied to cover the scalp after Betamethasone has been
applied.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You
can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

6. You can wash and dry your hair immediately before applying
the mousse.
This product is flammable. Do not use Betamethasone near a
naked flame or direct source of heat. Do not smoke while using or
holding the can.
Medical check-ups
If you use this medicine for a long period of time, your doctor may
ask you to have check-ups. These are to make sure that your
medicine is working properly and that the dose you are taking is
right for you.

By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE BETAMETHASONE


KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.



Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton label or
can.



Do not store above 25°C. Do not refrigerate.



Pressurised container - protect from sunlight and do not expose
to temperatures above 50°C. Do not pierce or burn container
even when empty. Do not spray near a naked flame or any
heat-generating material, and keep this can away from sources
of ignition. Do not smoke when near this can.



When you have finished your treatment, dispose of the can
safely. Never throw the can in a fire even if empty.



If the medicine becomes discoloured or shows any other signs
of deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist
who will tell you what to do.



Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

If you use more Betamethasone than you should
Wash your scalp straight away and start again. It is unlikely that you
will suffer side-effects from using too much on one occasion. If you
are concerned, contact the nearest hospital casualty department or
your doctor.
Using more than the recommended dose of Betamethasone for a
long time can lead to a number of side effects (see section 4).
If you forget to use Betamethasone
Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply
take the next dose as planned.
If you stop using Betamethasone
Do not stop using Betamethasone without first talking to your
doctor.
Your condition may return after you stop using Betamethasone. If
this happens, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Betamethasone contains


Betamethasone contains 0.1% w/w of the active ingredient,
betamethasone as valerate, in a white foam.



If you have any further questions about the use of this medicine,
ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Betamethasone also contain the following inactive ingredients:
cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, ethanol, purified
water, propylene glycol, citric acid anhydrous, potassium citrate,
and butane/propane mixture.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Betamethasone can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
Stop using Betamethasone and seek immediate medical help if
you have any of the following symptoms:


Headache



Stinging



Itching.

What Betamethasone looks like and contents of the pack


Pressurised container containing a white foam mousse.



It is available in cans of 100g of mousse.

Product Licence holder

Uncommon side effects

Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence holder: S&M Medical Limited, Chemilines House, Alperton
Lane, Wembley, HA0 1DX.

(affect less than 1 in 100 people):

Manufacturer



Infection of the skin



Thinning of the skin

This product is manufactured by Aerosol Service Italiana S.r.l, Via
Del Maglio, 6-23868, Valmedrera, Italy.



Marking of the skin (such as dark spots or lines)



Red rash on the face



Bruising easily.

Rare side effects
(affect less than 1 in 1000 people):


Sensitivity reactions such as itching, redness and stinging



Lighter or darker patches of skin



Hair loss



Infection of the hair follicles



Red spots on the skin.

Other side effects:


Worsening of the scalp condition, causing pus-filled ulcers to
form



Acne



Purple stained skin



Rash around the mouth.

Effects of using a high dose of Betamethasone for a long time:


Extra hair growth



Changes in skin colour



Irregular periods in women,



Water retention (bloated feeling)



Mood changes or sleep problems



Blurred vision or pain in the eye



Stomach upsets or discomfort



Acne



Headaches.

POM PL No. 19488/1155
Leaflet revision date: 28 August 2014
S1155 LEAFLET Betamethasone 20140828

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