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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Note: For proper dispensing of foam, can must be inverted.
For application to the scalp invert can and dispense a small amount of Luxíq onto a saucer or other cool surface. Do not dispense directly onto hands as foam will begin to melt immediately upon contact with warm skin. Pick up small amounts of foam with fingers and gently massage into affected area until foam disappears. Repeat until entire affected scalp area is treated. Apply twice daily, once in the morning and once at night.
As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary.
Luxíq should not be used with occlusive dressings unless directed by a physician.
Luxíq (betamethasone valerate) Foam, 0.12% is supplied as follows:
50g aluminum can NDC 40076-021-50
100g aluminum can NDC 40076-021-00
Store at controlled room temperature 68–77°F (20–25°C).
FLAMMABLE. AVOID FIRE, FLAME OR SMOKING DURING AND IMMEDIATE-LY FOLLOWING APPLICATION. Keep out of reach of children. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate container. Do not expose to heat or store at temperatures above 120°F (49°C).
Manufactured for Prestium Pharma, Inc. Newtown, PA 18940. By DPT Laboratories, Ltd. San Antonio, TX 78215. Revised: June 2013This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/23/2016
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