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- Brand: LEO Pharma
- Product Code: LP_XMG
- Availability: In Stock
Contains 2 active ingredients: Calcipotriol and Betamethasone.
Calcipotriol is a medicine that is a derivative of vitamin D. When applied to the skin it works by reducing the production of skin cells.
In psoriasis, the scaling and thickening of the skin and the appearance of raised plaques are the result of excessive skin cell production in this disease. Calcipotriol reduces the excessive skin cell production and promotes normal skin cell growth. This helps flatten and clear the psoriasis plaques.
Betamethasone is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are medicines used for reducing inflammation. Skin inflammation in psoriasis occurs due to the irritation of the skin, and is caused by the release of various substances important in the immune system. These substances cause blood vessels to widen, resulting in the affected area becoming red, swollen, itchy and painful.
When betamethasone is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the cells to decrease the release of these inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness and itch. There is a range of strengths of corticosteroids for application to the skin. Xamiol gel contains betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% and is classed as a potent corticosteroid.
The gel should be applied to the scalp once a day, initially for four weeks. If your psoriasis gets worse again after you stop treatment, the medicine can used for longer to keep the psoriasis under control. However, repeated or prolonged treatment must only be used on the advice and under the supervision of your doctor.
What is it used for?
Psoriasis of the scalp.
Size : 15 ml / bottle