What is Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) used for?
Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) is a topical medication used to treat patients with plaque psoriasis. It contains a combination of medications that operate by reducing inflammation as well as slowing the production of skin cells which causes these symptoms to occur. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone)?
Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) is normally applied once daily, but your individual directions will be determined by your physician based on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the skin before each use to wash away any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream to the affected area, and gently massage it into the skin allowing any excess medicine to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone)?
Some patients using Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe drowsiness, unusual weight gain, blurry vision, or insomnia. Immediately contact your physician if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) should not be used to treat patients who have other types of psoriasis, severe acne, rosacea, skin ulcers, tuberculosis of the skin, viral skin infections, bacterial skin infections, fungal skin infections, ichthyosis, inflammation around the mouth, stretch marks, trouble metabolizing calcium, severe kidney disease, or severe liver disease. You are also suggested to inform your physician about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.