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Ectosone lotion is a medication, a topical corticosteroid used to relieve symptoms such as redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and seborrhea. It helps to reduce redness, itching, and swelling.
Ectosone Lotion contains the active ingredient Betamethasone Valerate, which is a type of corticosteroid. Corticosteroids work by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system.
Use and Dosage
Betamethasone Valerate Lotion should be applied to the affected area(s) of the skin 1-2 times a day or as directed by your healthcare provider. It should be applied thinly and evenly and should not be used for more than 2 weeks at a time.
To use Betamethasone Valerate Lotion, first wash and dry your hands and the affected skin area. Apply a thin layer of the lotion to the affected area once or twice daily or as directed by your healthcare provider. Rub the lotion into the skin gently and thoroughly. Do not apply the medication to open wounds or areas of the skin that are infected or oozing. If you have any concerns about the proper use of the lotion, talk to your healthcare provider.
Betamethasone Valerate Lotion should not be applied to open wounds or areas of the skin that are infected or oozing. If you have any concerns about the safety of using the lotion on a particular area of skin, talk to your healthcare provider.
If you miss a dose of Betamethasone Valerate Lotion, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply extra medication to make up for a missed dose.
Common Side Effects of Ectosone Lotion (Betamethasone Valerate Lotion):
- Acne or pimples
- Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
- Burning, itching, or stinging at the application site
- Hair loss
- Thinning of the hair
Serious Side Effects of Ectosone Lotion (Betamethasone Valerate Lotion):
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Stretch marks
- Skin thinning or discoloration
- Extreme or unwanted hair growth
- Hair bumps (folliculitis)
- Pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
- Increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
- Itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
- Lightening of treated areas of dark skin
- Reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
- Redness and scaling around the mouth
- Softening of the skin
Forms and Strength
Ectosone Lotion (Betamethasone Valerate Lotion) is available in the following forms and strength:
Betamethasone Valerate Lotion: Lotion
- Do not use it if you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients in the lotion.
- Avoid using Ectosone Lotion on the face, groin, or underarms, as it may cause skin thinning and other side effects.
- Do not cover the treated area with a bandage or tight clothing, as this may increase the absorption of the medication and increase the risk of side effects.
- Inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, as the safety of the medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not well established.
- Seek medical attention if you experience any severe side effects, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, or signs of infection.
- Use Ectosone Lotion exactly as directed by your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Do not use more or less than prescribed.
- Long-term or high-dose use of topical corticosteroids like betamethasone may increase the risk of side effects, including skin thinning, easy bruising, and slow wound healing, and increased risk of infections.
- Do not use Ectosone Lotion on open wounds or broken skin without first consulting your healthcare provider.
- Keep Ectosone Lotion out of the reach of children and pets.
- Store Ectosone Lotion at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Betamethasone Valerate Lotion be used on children?
Betamethasone Valerate Lotion can be used on children but should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Children may be more susceptible to certain side effects of the medication, such as thinning of the skin.
Can I use Betamethasone Valerate Lotion on my face?
Betamethasone Valerate Lotion is not generally recommended for use on the face or other sensitive areas, as it can cause thinning and discoloration of the skin.
How long does it take for Betamethasone Valerate Lotion to work?
The length of time it takes for Betamethasone Valerate Lotion to work can vary depending on the condition being treated and the severity of the symptoms. In some cases, improvement may be seen within a few days, while in others it may take several weeks of regular use.
It's important to purchase Ectosone Lotion from verified Canadian pharmacy.