This product contains 2 drugs (betamethasone and calcipotriene) and is used to treat psoriasis of the scalp. Some brands of this medication are also used to treat psoriasis on the body. Betamethasone is a very strong corticosteroid drug that helps decrease the swelling, redness, and itching of the skin that occurs with this condition. Calcipotriene, which is also known as calcipotriol in other countries, is a form of vitamin D. It works by slowing down the growth of skin cells so that they do not build up into thickened, scaly skin patches.This medication should not be used if you have certain types of psoriasis (skin patches with pus-filled blisters, psoriasis with intense redness/shedding/oozing). Consult your doctor for more information.This product is not recommended for use in children because they may be at an increased risk for side effects. See also Side Effects and Precautions sections.
How to use
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this product and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is for use on the scalp. Do not apply this product 12 hours before or after any chemical treatments to your hair. Shake the bottle well before use. Part your hair, apply the product only to the affected area(s) of the scalp, and gently rub in, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands after using, but do not wash your hair right after applying this product. Avoid getting any medication in the eyes or ears. If this occurs, immediately rinse with plenty of water. Do not apply this product to the face, underarms, or groin area.
If your doctor has directed you to use this product on your body, follow your doctor's directions for how much to use and where to use it. Apply to affected areas and gently rub in. Wash your hands after using.
Do not use this medication more often or for longer than directed. Do not use more than 100 grams of this product a week unless directed and closely monitored by your doctor. Do not bandage, wrap, or cover the treated area unless your doctor instructs you to do so. Do not use this product on large areas of damaged skin. Following these instructions helps to reduce your risk of side effects.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens. It may take up to 2 weeks to see any improvement.
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