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Taclonex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
- What are the possible side effects of betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
- How should I use betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Taclonex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Taclonex)?
- What should I avoid while using betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
- What other drugs will affect betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Taclonex)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Taclonex)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, lost appetite, tiredness, trouble breathing, joint/muscle pain, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while using betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
Avoid applying this medicine to more than one-third of your skin surface at any one time.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Betamethasone and calcipotriene topical can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water. Do not use this medicine on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin; or on open wounds. Also avoid using this medication in wounds or on areas of infection. Wait until these conditions have healed before using betamethasone and calcipotriene topical.
What other drugs will affect betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
Before using betamethasone and calcipotriene, tell your doctor if you are using any other steroid medicines, or other medicines to treat psoriasis.
There may be other drugs that can interact with betamethasone and calcipotriene. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about betamethasone and calcipotriene topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Taclonex Information
- Taclonex Drug Interactions Center: calcipotriene-betamethasone top
- Taclonex Side Effects Center
- Taclonex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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