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General Information on Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate

Generic Name : Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate

Pronunciation : kal-sih-POE-try-een/BAY-tah-METH-uh-zone die-PRO-pee-oh-NATE

Latest prescription information about Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Topical

Trade Names/Brand Names of Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate

International- Taclonex.

Why is Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains synthetic vitamin D3 analogue and anti-inflammatory, antipruritic agents, prescribed for psoriasis. Calcipotriene decreases the rate of skin cell reproduction and Betamethasone reduces swelling and relieves itching.

When should Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with pustular psoriasis, poor calcium metabolism and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate?

Topical- Adults- Apply once daily for up to 4 weeks.

How should Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate be taken?

It comes as a solution for topical use, apply as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate?

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, mouth and vagina.

Monitor serum calcium level regularly while using this medication.

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of skin scar, increased level of blood calcium, skin infection, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate?

   Central Nervous System : Headache.
   Skin : Itching, psoriasis and scaly rash.
   ENT : Throat inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate?

Store it at room temperature.

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