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Taclonex Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have:
- low or high levels of calcium in your blood;
- liver or kidney disease;
- severe forms of psoriasis (with pus, skin peeling, severe redness); or
- a skin infection.
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use betamethasone and calcipotriene, or you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.
Tell your doctor if you are receiving UV light treatments (phototherapy) for your psoriasis.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medication is harmful to an unborn baby. Before using betamethasone and calcipotriene, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known if betamethasone and calcipotriene pass into breast milk or if this medicine could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
This medicine should not be used on a child.
How should I use betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex)?
Use betamethasone and calcipotriene exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Wash your hands before and after applying this medicine.
Betamethasone and calcipotriene topical is for use on the skin only. However, do not apply the medicine to your face, underarms, or groin (genital area).
Shake the liquid form of this medication before using it.
Apply a thin layer of the medication and rub it in completely.
Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or tight clothing, unless your doctor has told you to.
Do not use betamethasone and calcipotriene for longer than 4 weeks unless your doctor has told you to.
While you are using this medication, your blood and urine may need to be tested on a regular basis. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube capped and tightly closed when not in use.
Additional Taclonex Information
- Taclonex Drug Interactions Center: calcipotriene-betamethasone top
- Taclonex Side Effects Center
- Taclonex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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