Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate Dosage
Your particular dose of calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate will be based on which form of the drug is being used. For the scalp suspension, apply once a day for two weeks or until the area is cleared (up to eight weeks). The ointment should be applied once a day for up to four weeks. During treatment, excessive sun exposure on the treatment areas should be avoided.
The dosage of calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate (Taclonex®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on which form of the medication is used (the ointment or the scalp suspension). As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate scalp suspension should be applied once daily for two weeks or until the area is cleared, up to a maximum of eight weeks. Do not apply more than 100 grams each week (the product comes in 30- and 60-gram bottles). Shake the bottle well before each dose, and don't forget to wash your hands after use.
Even though this product is called a “scalp suspension,” it is approved for use on the body as well.
Calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate ointment should be applied once daily for up to four weeks. Do not apply more than 100 grams each week (the product comes in 60- and 100-gram tubes). Do not apply to more than 30 percent of the body. Rub in gently and completely, then wash your hands (unless you are treating your hands).
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate include the following:
- Do not apply calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate to the face, underarms, or groin areas.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure (including both natural and artificial sun, such as tanning booths) on areas of the body where a dose of calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate has been applied.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate will not work if you stop using it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.