Taclonex Ointment(Betamethasone Dipropionate/Calcipotriol)
Marketed as Daivobet Ointment 0.05%/0.005% in New Zealand
Marketed as Dovobet Ointment 0.05%/0.005% in United Kingdom
Taclonex Ointment Drug Information
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Taclonex Ointment Overview
Taclonex Ointment is used to treat psoriasis. It helps to reduce the redness, thickening, and scaling of the skin that occurs with this condition. Healthy skin lowers your risk for infection and protects you against the environment. Taclonex Ointment contains 2 drugs. Betamethasone is a very strong corticosteroid drug that works by decreasing swelling, redness, and itching. Calcipotriene is a form of vitamin D. It is also known as calcipotriol in other countries. It works by slowing down the growth of skin cells so that they don't build up into thickened, scaly skin patches. Taclonex Ointment should not be used if you have certain types of psoriasis (skin patches with pus-filled blisters, psoriasis over most of your body with intense redness/shedding/oozing). Consult your doctor for more information.
How to Use Taclonex Ointment
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using Taclonex Ointment and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Taclonex Ointment is for use on the skin only. Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s), usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. Rub it in gently and completely. Wash your hands after using, unless you are using Taclonex Ointment to treat the hands. Avoid getting any medication in the eyes or mouth. If this occurs, rinse right away with water. Do not apply Taclonex Ointment to the face, underarms, or groin area. Do not use Taclonex Ointment for more than 4 weeks unless directed by your doctor. If you are using the ointment, because of the increased risk of side effects, adults should not use more than 100 grams of the ointment per week unless directed and closely monitored by the doctor. Also, children and teenagers should not use more than 60 grams of the ointment per week. If you are using the foam, shake the can before using. Do not use more than 60 grams of the foam every 4 days. Do not bandage, wrap, or cover the treated area unless your doctor instructs you to do so. Do not apply Taclonex Ointment to large areas of damaged skin or use it in skin folds. Do not apply more of Taclonex Ointment than prescribed or use it more often or for longer than directed. Doing so may increase the amount of medication that is absorbed into your bloodstream, an effect that may increase your risk of side effects. Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens. It may take a week to see any improvement and 4 weeks to see the full benefit of Taclonex Ointment.
Taclonex Ointment Precautions
Before using Taclonex Ointment, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to betamethasone or calcipotriene; or if you have any other allergies. Taclonex Ointment may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Taclonex Ointment, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,a certain mineral imbalance (high calcium blood level), thin skin in the areas to be treated. If you have a skin infection or a skin reaction other than psoriasis (such as bacterial skin infection, chickenpox, herpes simplex), it should be treated before you start Taclonex Ointment. Betamethasone and other corticosteroid drugs can slow down your body's response to antibiotic drugs and make it more difficult to clear an infection. Taclonex Ointment may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Your doctor may direct you to limit or avoid phototherapy while you use Taclonex Ointment. Ask your doctor for details. Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Taclonex Ointment or have used Taclonex Ointment within the past few months. Though it is unlikely, Taclonex Ointment may temporarily slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. See the doctor regularly so your child's height can be checked. During pregnancy, Taclonex Ointment should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Taclonex Ointment passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Taclonex Ointment Misdose
If you miss a dose of Taclonex Ointment, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Taclonex Ointment Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.other corticosteroids (such as prednisone, hydrocortisone), other products containing calcipotriene (calcipotriol).
Taclonex Ointment Side Effects
What are Taclonex Ointment side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Taclonex Ointment may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Taclonex Ointment as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Taclonex Ointment
The side effects of Taclonex Ointment may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Taclonex Ointment. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Taclonex Ointment may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Taclonex Ointment, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Taclonex Ointment.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Taclonex Ointment, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Taclonex Ointment and the side effects associated with Taclonex Ointment are described in the following:
Common Taclonex Ointment Side Effects
- dermatitis due to topical drug
- skin rash
- stinging of skin
- abnormal desquamation
- pruritus of skin
- dry skin
- skin irritation
Less Frequent Taclonex Ointment Side Effects
- skin and skin structure infection
- skin atrophy
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- headache disorder
- treatment site sequelae
- acute pain at drug application site
- drug-exacerbated psoriasis
- acute pain at drug application site
Rare or Very Rare Taclonex Ointment Side Effects
- skin striae
- skin ulcer
- skin hypopigmentation
- central serous chorioretinopathy
- hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency
- adrenal cortical insufficiency
- ocular hypertension
- bullous dermatitis
- skin atrophy
- acneiform eruption
- dry skin
- blistering skin
- skin irritation
- perioral dermatitis
- contact dermatitis
- blistering skin
Taclonex Ointment Storage
Store the US ointment in its tightly capped tube at room temperature. Store the Canadian ointment in the refrigerator or at room temperature between 41-77 degrees F (5-25 degrees C). However, refrigerating the product may make it more difficult to apply. If you are using Taclonex Ointment on delicate skin, it is best to store Taclonex Ointment at room temperature so it is easier to rub it in. Check the product instructions about how long you may store the tube once it is opened. Store the foam at room temperature. Do not freeze. The foam is flammable. Avoid smoking during and right after applying the foam. Do not puncture the foam can or expose to high heat or open flame. Use the foam within 6 months after first opening the can. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Taclonex Ointment when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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