Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Scalp corticosteroids (group 3, potent)

Betacap Scalp Application

Betacap Scalp Application complies with the specification given in the monograph for betamethasone valerate scalp application BP. Betacap Scalp Application includes a coconut-oil related emollient ingredient to reduce the drying effect that a standard alcoholic vehicle may otherwise have on the scalp. The vehicle also contains isopropyl alcohol, which has antiseptic activity

Betnovate Scalp Application

Betamethasone valerate is potent corticosteroid with topical anti-inflammatory activity and pruritic manifestations of steroid responsive


Bettamousse contains betamethasone, a glucocorticosteroid that has topical anti-inflammatory activity. Bettamousse is used for the treatment of steroid-responsive dermatoses of the scalp, such as psoriasis. Topical application by massaging into the affected areas. Contains betamethasone valerate, a glucocorticosteroid which has topical anti-inflammatory activity.

Diprosalic Scalp Application

Diprosalic scalp applications contain the dipropionate ester of betamethasone, equivalent to 0.5% betamethasone, which is a glucocorticoid synthetic fluorinated corticosteroid exhibiting the general properties of corticosteroids, and 2.0% w/w salicylic acid, which has keratolytic properties. The lotion is applied topically to the scalp in the treatment of hyperkeratotic and scaling conditions, where its keratolytic action facilitates penetration of the corticosteroid.