Instructions for Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate
When and How to Use ItSome 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.
The recommended dosage of calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate varies, depending mostly upon which product you are using (the ointment or the scalp suspension).
(Click Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate Dosage for more information.)
Drug InteractionsCalcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate may react with a few medications (see Drug Interactions With 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).