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Can you buy Luxiq foam over-the-counter (OTC)?

Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on Aug 21, 2023.

Official answer

  • No, Luxiq foam is not available as an over-the-counter (OTC) product. Luxiq requires a prescription from your healthcare provider.
  • Luxiq foam contains betamethasone valerate 0.12%, a medium potency topical corticosteroid medicine.
  • It is used on the scalp to help reduce inflammation, redness, swelling, tenderness and itching from corticosteroid-responsive skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis.

The only topical over-the-counter (OTC) corticosteroid option available in the U.S. is hydrocortisone 1%, which is weak in strength compared to betamethasone valerate and may not be as effective.

Do not substitute Luxiq (betamethasone valerate) foam with any over-the-counter product unless approved by your doctor.

A generic prescription option for Luxiq is available and may be more affordable for you. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for more information. Generic products are usually covered by prescription insurance. If you prefer generic products, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist.

Related: Luxiq Use, Side Effects and Application (in more detail)

This is not all the information you need to know about Luxiq Foam for safe and effective use and does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your treatment. Review the full Luxiq foam information here, and discuss this information and any questions you have with your doctor or other health care provider.


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