Luxiq foam (Betamethasone) is used to treat skin conditions of the scalp (such as psoriasis, seborrhea). Betamethasone belongs to a class of medications known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing redness, itching, and tenderness associated with psoriasis of the scalp. This medication is a medium-strength corticosteroid.
The brand Luxiq Foam is from Canada manufactured by Stiefel. It is available in the strength of 0.12%, 100 gm.
Less serious side effects include:
• Burning, itching, or stinging sensation;
• Hair loss;
• Tingling, pricking sensations
Serious side effects include:
• Extreme tiredness;
• Increased thirst or urination;
• Swelling ankles/feet;
• Vision problems
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to betamethasone or to other corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone) of if you have any other allergies. You should also inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have poor blood circulation, a lowered immune system. Do not use this medication if you have a scalp infection. There may be an interaction between betamethasone foam and other medications such as itraconazole, pimecrolimus, ritonavir, tacrolimus, and telaprevir.