Luxiq Uses

If your scalp has been affected by a skin condition such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, your healthcare provider may recommend Luxiq. This medication is mainly used in adults, although Luxiq is sometimes prescribed for children or teenagers who need to be treated with a steroid. This medicine has anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing effects within the body, which helps reduce itching and inflammation.

What Is Luxiq Used For?

Luxiq® (betamethasone valerate foam) is a prescription skin medication. It is approved to treat inflammation and itching of the scalp due to various conditions, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, or seborrhea.
Luxiq is a medium-potency steroid. As a result, it can be used for extended periods, unlike high-potency periods, which are usually used for two weeks or less. Nonetheless, it is still a steroid, and using too much or using it for a long time may sometimes cause serious side effects (see Luxiq Side Effects).

How Does Luxiq Work?

Luxiq is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid, or "steroid" for short. Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Luxiq works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.

Can Children Use This Medication?

Luxiq is not approved for people under the age of 18, as it has not been studied in this age group. However, as a medium-potency steroid, it may be a good choice for children or teens who must be treated with a steroid. Young children are more likely to absorb too much of this medication, perhaps leading to serious side effects.

Luxiq Drug Information

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