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S1155 LEAFLET Bettamousse 20150814


(betamethasone valerate)

3. How to use Bettamousse
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist
has told you. Your dose will be shown clearly on the label that
your pharmacist puts on your medicine. Check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

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

Use as little Bettamousse as possible for the shortest
possible time

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

If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or

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

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

Avoid contact with the inside of your nose and mouth

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. See section 4.

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

• Avoid contact with any open wounds.
The recommended 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.

What is in this leaflet:
1. What Bettamousse is and what it is used for

Use in children over 6 years of age:

2. What you need to know before you use Bettamousse

The dose depends on their physical size

3. How to use Bettamousse

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

4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Bettamousse
6. Contents of the pack and other information.
1. What Bettamousse is and what it is used for
Bettamousse contains the active substance Betamethasone as
Bettamousse belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids
(‘steroids’ for short).
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. Bettamousse works by reducing
inflammation (redness, itching and soreness). It is important to use
this medicine to prevent damage to the skin and infections from
2. What you need to know before you use Bettamousse
Do not use Bettamousse:

If you are allergic to betamethasone valerate or any of the
other ingredients of this medicine (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

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.
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
If you are not sure about how much mousse to use, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
Instructions for use:
1. Remove the cap.

On a child under 6 years of age.

If any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist 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.

Children and adolescents
Do not give this medicine to children under the age of 6 years.
Other medicines and Bettamousse
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, using, have recently
taken or used or might take or use any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding

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

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or
are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
There are no known effects on driving or using machines.
Bettamousse contains Cetyl Alcohol and Stearyl Alcohol which
may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis)
Bettamousse contains propylene glycol which may cause skin

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

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

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



These effects are more likely to happen in children, and if dressings
are applied to cover the scalp after Bettamousse has been applied.
The frequency of these effects on prolonged use is unknown.
Reporting of side effects
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. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme on the MHRA website:
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.

5. How to store Bettamousse

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.


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

Medical check-ups

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

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.

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 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
Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Simply
take the next dose as planned.
If you stop using Bettamousse
Do not stop using Bettamousse without first talking to your doctor.

6. Contents of the pack and other information

Your condition may return after you stop using Bettamousse. If this
happens, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

What Bettamousse contains

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Bettamousse can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
Stop using Bettamousse and seek immediate medical advice if
you have any of the following symptoms:




Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people

Infection of the skin

Thinning of the skin

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

Red rash on the face

• Bruising easily.
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 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.
Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data

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


Purple stained skin

Rash around the mouth.

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

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.
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
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence holder: S&M Medical Limited, Chemilines House, Alperton
Lane, Wembley, HA0 1DX.
This product is manufactured by Aerosol Service Italiana S.r.l, Via
Del Maglio, 6-23868, Valmedrera, Italy.
POM PL 19488/1155
Leaflet revision date: 14 August 2015
Bettamousse is a registered trade mark of CCL Pharmaceuticals
Limited, UK.
S1155 LEAFLET Bettamousse 20150814

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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