Calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate is a drug used to treat psoriasis. It comes in two forms: a suspension (liquid) that is used on the scalp and an ointment. The medicine is generally applied once a day to the affected areas. Headache, inflammation of the hair follicles, and a burning sensation are some of the most common side effects.
What Is Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate?
Calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate (Taclonex®) is a prescription medication approved for treating plaque psoriasis. It comes in the form of an ointment and a suspension (liquid). The suspension form is usually used on the scalp or body, while the ointment form is used on the body.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
The most common side effects of calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate include:
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