Brand Name: Luxiq, Luxiq Foam
Generic Name: Betamethasone Topical
Luxiq is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.
Luxiq is used to treat the inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with Luxiq can increase the amount of the drug your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Avoid using this medication on your face, near your eyes, or on body areas where you have skin folds or thin skin.
Do not use this medication on a child without a doctor's advice. Children are more sensitive to the effects of Luxiq.
Luxiq will not treat a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection.
Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it gets worse after using this medication for several days.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water.
Do not use Luxiq on sunburned, windburned, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using this medication in open wounds. Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Luxiq and call your doctor at once if you have any of these signs that you may be absorbing Luxiq through your skin or gums:
Less serious side effects may include: