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More Info on Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate if you have:
 
  • High blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia)
  • Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 

How Does Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate Work?

Calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate contains two different active ingredients that work in different ways.
 
Calcipotriene is a synthetic form of vitamin D. It is not entirely clear how this ingredient works to treat psoriasis.
 
Betamethasone is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid, or "steroid" for short. Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Betamethasone works for psoriasis by decreasing inflammation and/or suppressing an overactive immune system.
 

Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate Information

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