Enstilar Cutaneous Foam should be used exactly as your prescriber has instructed. The calcipotriol helps to reduce the rate at which your skin cells reproduce, and the betamethasone reduces the redness/inflammation.
The usual recommend dose is applying the foam once daily to the affected area(s) only. Treatment length is usually 4 weeks.
Maximum daily application should not exceed 15g – this corresponds to applicator being fully pressed for one minute. Pressing the applicator for 2 seconds will deliver approximately 0.5g of foam which should be enough to cover an area equal to the skin surface area of an adult hand.
If you are using other topical preparations which also include calcipotriol, then the over daily maximum should not exceed 15g. Enstilar Cutaneous Foam should not be used on more than 30% of the body surface area.
The can should be shaken for a few seconds before each application and sprayed onto the affected skin at a distance of 3cm. The cannister can be held in any orientation, except horizontally. Once sprayed onto the skin, Enstilar should be rubbed into the affected skin gently.
For the scalp, application should be onto the hands and then applied using the fingertips to the affected area(s). Hands should be washed immediately to prevent application to other parts of the body. Once applied, you should not have a bath or shower afterwards, instead the foam should be allowed to other either overnight or throughout the day.
Full instructions can be found in the product literature by clicking here.