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Instructions for Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate include the following:
 
  • Calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate is usually applied once daily to the affected areas.

  • For the suspension form of the medication, be sure to shake it thoroughly before each dose.

  • The suspension can be used for a maximum of eight weeks in a row, while the ointment can be used for a maximum of four weeks.

  • Wash your hands after applying this product, unless you are treating your hands.

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure (including both natural and artificial sun, such as tanning booths) on areas of the body where 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.
 

Dosing Information

The recommended dosage of calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate varies, depending mostly upon which product you are using (the ointment or the scalp suspension).
 
 

Drug Interactions

Calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate may react with a few medications (see Drug Interactions With Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate).
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate?

Applying too much of this medication may lead to a potentially dangerous condition called hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in the blood), as well as other serious problems (click Taclonex Overdose for more information).
 

Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate Information

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