Calcipotriene-Betamethasone

 
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Without a Prescription

Calcipotriene-Betamethasone is prescribed to treat plaque psoriasis. Calcipotriene-Betamethasone is similar to vitamin D, a vitamin essential for healthy skin.
Betamethasone is a very strong corticosteroid drug that works by decreasing swelling, redness, and itching.
Calcipotriene is a form of vitamin D.
Healthy skin lowers your risk for infection and protects you against the environment.
Plaque psoriasis is a skin disorder caused by cells in the outer layer of the skin multiplying too quickly. As new skin cells are produced the old ones are shed. If this process is taking place too quickly, old skin cells build up on the skin surface causing red, scaly patches.
Calcipotriene-Betamethasone contains 2 drugs.
Calcipotriene-Betamethasone helps to control psoriasis by slowing down the production of new skin cells.
Calcipotriene-Betamethasone helps to reduce the redness, thickening, and scaling of the skin that occurs with this condition.
Calcipotriene-Betamethasone is also known as Calcipotriene-Betamethasone in other countries.
Calcipotriene-Betamethasone is prescribed for the treatment of moderate plaque psoriasis in adults.
Calcipotriene-Betamethasone is prescribed to treat psoriasis.
Calcipotriene-Betamethasone should not be prescribed if you have certain types of psoriasis (skin patches with pus-filled blisters, psoriasis over most of your body with intense redness/shedding/oozing).
Calcipotriene-Betamethasone works by slowing down the growth of skin cells so that they don't build up into thickened, scaly skin patches.

Contraindications

Calcipotriene-Betamethasone is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding;
- If you are taking other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal or complementary medicines;
- If you have a type of psoriasis other than plaque psoriasis (such as generalised pustular or erythrodermic exfoliative psoriasis);
- If you have been told you have high calcium levels in your blood or problems processing calcium;
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine;
- Calcipotriene-Betamethasone cream is not for use in children under 6 years of age, and the ointment and scalp application are not for use in anyone under the age of 18 years;
- if you are allergic to betamethasone or calcipotriene;
- if you have a certain mineral imbalance (high calcium blood level);
- if you have a skin reaction other than psoriasis (bacterial skin infection, chickenpox, herpes simplex);
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have thin skin in the areas to be treated;

Interactions

Do not take Calcipotriene-Betamethasone with any of the following drugs:
- Hydrocortisone;
- Other corticosteroids;
- Other products containing calcipotriene (Calcipotriene-Betamethasone);
- Prednisone;

Side Effects

Calcipotriene-Betamethasone side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Burning;
- Headache;
- Increased thirst/urination;
- Irritation of the skin;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Itching;
- Mental/mood changes;
- Rash;
- Redness;
- Severe dizziness;
- Skin thinning/discoloration/"stretch marks";
- Swelling ankles/feet;
- Swelling/inflammation of the hair pores (folliculitis);
- Trouble breathing;
- Unexplained constipation;
- Unusual/extreme tiredness;
- Vision problems;
- Weight loss;
- Worsening of psoriasis;

Overdose

Reported Calcipotriene-Betamethasone overdose symptoms are:
- Redness;
- Skin irritation;

Other Brand Names

In some countries Calcipotriene-Betamethasone may also be known as:
- Davonex;
- Dovonex;
Without Prescription (2017)