Luxiq is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat scalp conditions associated with inflammation and itching. Luxiq is also known by its drug name, Betamethasone.
Luxiq is a corticosteroid of mid-range potency. It is believed that Luxiq works in cases of psoriasis by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Luxiq is available as a topical cream, spray, lotion, or ointment. Luxiq is applied to the affected areas one to four times a day.
Side effects of Luxiq may include painful stinging or burning, itching, redness, cracking, and dryness. These symptoms may ease after a few days when your body becomes accustomed to the drug.
The risk for serious side effects of Luxiq or other topical corticosteroids increase with the potency of the drug, prolonged use, use over larger areas of skin, and adding bandages or other covering (occlusion) after applying the medication. Like systemic corticosteroids, serious side effects may include weight gain, mood or vision changes, fatigue, puffy face, trouble sleeping, and, in children, slowed growth.
For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to topical corticosteroids during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.