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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 plaquepsoriasis. 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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