What is Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) used for?
Daivobet Gel (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) is a topical steroid prescribed to treat stable plaque psoriasis. It operates by preventing the actions of enzymes in the body that cause the swelling, inflammation, and redness associated with this condition. This action may also make it useful for treating allergic reactions or eczema. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone)?
Daivobet Gel (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The gel is normally administered once or twice each day depending on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication thoroughly rinse the area to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess gel to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands after each application to prevent the medication from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Daivobet (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone)?
Daivobet Gel (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe drowsiness, unusual weight gain, unusual mood changes, irregular heartbeats, insomnia, or blurry vision. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any serious side effects to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Daivobet Gel (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not use the medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, children under the age of eighteen, or who have skin ulcers, severe irritation, severe acne, skin parasites, bacterial skin infections, bacterial fungal infections, viral skin infections, disorders or calcium metabolism, inflammation around the mouth or genitals, severe liver disease, or severe kidney disease. Also inform your doctor about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Daivobet Gel (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Daivobet Gel (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.