Beta-Salic (Ointment – Solution)
Psoriasis and Keratoderma Treatment
Each 100g Beta-Salic Ointment contains 64mg betamethasone dipropionate (equivalent to 50mg betamethasone base) and 3g salicylic acid.
Each 100g Beta-Salic Solution contains 64mg betamethasone dipropionate (equivalent to 50mg betamethasone base) and 2g salicylic acid.
Betamethasone is anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictor. Salicylic acid is keratolytic.
Beta-Salic Ointment is indicated for the treatment of chronic lichenified eczema, lichen planus, lichen simplex, non-ballons ichthyosiform erythroderma. It is also effective in the less responsive conditions such as psoriasis and chronic plaque psoriasis of the hands and feet, (but excluding widespread plaque psoriasis)
Beta-Salic Solution is used in the treatment of inflammatory and pruritus in the scalp lesions such as psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis.
As instructed by physician or otherwise as follows:
Beta-Salic Ointment: should be applied as thin layer to affected area, 1-2 times daily, for two weeks
Beta-Salic Solution: A small quantity should be applied to the scalp and rubbed, twice daily (morning and evening) until improvement is noticeable. Then it may be possible to apply Beta-Salic Solution once a day or less frequently.
When Beta-Salic is used for treatment of face in children, it should be used for five days only. Occlusion must not be used.
Beta-Salic is generally well tolerated and side effects are rare.
These effects are increased when occlusion is used or in continuous application such as: Burning, irritation, dermatitis, dryness, pruritus, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, rash, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, local atrophy of the skin, striae and superficial vascular dilation particularly on the face.
Hypersensitivity to steroids and salicylic acid, rosacea, acne, peri-anal and genital pruritus, peri-oral dermatitis, infection of the scalp, most viral lesions of the skin, particularly herpes simplex, vaccinia, varicella, fungal or bacterial infection without suitable concomitant anti-infective therapy.
- Beta-Salic is for external use only and care must be taken to keep Beta-Salic away from the eyes.
- The systemic absorption of betamethasone and salicylic acid may be increased if extensive body surface areas are treated for prolonged periods or with excessive amounts.
- Long term continuous topical therapy should be avoided where possible, particularly in infants and children.
- Topical corticosteroids may be hazardous in psoriasis for a number of reasons including: Rebound relapses following development of tolerance, risk of generalized, pustular psoriasis and local systemic toxicity due to impaired barrier function of the skin.
USE IN PREGNANCY OR LACTATION:
It should not be used in pregnancy. Care should be taken in lactation.
Carton pack contains tube of 30g ointment, or polyethylene bottle of 30ml solution, with leaflet.