Without a Prescription
Lotrisone contains betamethasone formulated as a scalp application, which is thinner and easier to apply to the scalp than the betamethasone ointments and creams prescribed on the rest of the body.
Lotrisone contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate, which is a type of drug called a corticosteroid.
Lotrisone is a potent corticosteroid that is applied to the skin to treat a wide variety of inflammatory skin diseases, such as eczema.
Lotrisone is prescribed to treat inflammatory disorders of the scalp, such as psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Corticosteroids are drugs prescribed for reducing inflammation.
Inflammation of the skin happens due to the irritation of the skin, and is caused by the release of various substances that are important in the immune system.
These substances cause blood vessels to widen, resulting in the irritated area becoming red, swollen, itchy and painful.
This reduces swelling, redness and itch.
When Lotrisone is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the skin cells to decrease the release of these inflammatory substances.
Lotrisone is prescribed for:
- Inflammatory skin disorders affecting the scalp;
- Inflammation of the scalp due to excessive oil secretion;
- Psoriasis of the scalp;
Lotrisone side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Stretch marks;
- Thinning of the skin;