I used this medicine one time in my ears, and some on my scalp and i saw a HUGE improvement. Do not use betamethasone and calcipotriene topical to treat any condition that has not been checked by your doctor. Plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body: Apply to the affected areas once a day for up to 8 weeks; treatment may be discontinued earlier if cleared. How should I use betamethasone and calcipotriene (Taclonex Scalp)? Betamethasone and calcipotriene is a combination drug used to treat psoriasis vulgaris.
Betamethasone and calcipotriene combination is used on the skin and scalp to treat plaque psoriasis. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid). Calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate is a fixed combination of the synthetic vitamin D3 analog calcipotriol (also known as calcipotriene) and the synthetic corticosteroid betamethasone dipropionate for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in adults. It is used in the form of foams, gels, and ointments. USES: This medication is used to treat psoriasis. It helps to reduce the redness, thickening, and scaling of the skin that occurs with this condition.
Calcipotriene alone can then be used continuously and the combination with potent corticosteroids used intermittently (on weekends) for maintenance. Biologic agents used in the treatment of psoriasis include the anti-TNF agents adalimumab, etanercept, and infliximab, the anti-interleukin (IL)-12/23 antibody ustekinumab, and the anti-IL-17 antibody secukinumab. Betamethasone valerate in a foam had superior efficacy for scalp psoriasis and was preferred by patients when compared with betamethasone valerate lotion 21. The dual action of a corticosteroid (betamethasone dipropionate) and vitamin D analog (calcipotriene) in Taclonex Topical Suspension provides enhanced efficacy and may reduce side effects as compared to either agent used alone. The new indication for Taclonex in the treatment of scalp psoriasis in patients over the age of 12 offers the adolescent not only an effective therapy to combat the appearance of psoriasis, but can help them regain their self-esteem and self confidence which may transcend a lifetime. Patients 18 years and older should not use more than 100 g per week and patients 12 to 17 years should not use more than 60 g per week. Since 2008 (approval for use on the scalp in Canada and the USA) and 2004 (approval for use on the remainder of the skin surface), fixed combinations of calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate have been approved for the treatment of psoriasis (gel and ointment).
(on The Skin)
The ointment form of this medication is used to treat psoriasis that develops on the skin. Calcipotriol – betamethasone gel should not be applied from 12 hours before to 12 hours after chemical hair treatments such as dyes or perms. Using other corticosteroids: Betamethasone dipropionate is a potent corticosteroid and should not be used at the same time as other corticosteroid medications, particularly on the scalp. (bay ta METH a sone; kal si poe TRYE een) is used to treat psoriasis on the scalp. Psoriasis is a common dermatosis, affecting from 1 to 3 percent of the population. Until recently, the mainstays of topical therapy have been corticosteroids, tars, anthralins and keratolytics. Betamethasone dipropionate. Lotions and gels are best suited for the treatment of the scalp; creams can be used on all areas. Unlike calcipotriene, tazarotene can be used to treat psoriasis of the face. Calcipotriene, Betamethasone Dipropionate Topical ointment. CALCIPOTRIENE (bay ta METH a sone; kal si poe TRYE een) is used to treat psoriasis. Apply directly to the affected area of the scalp and gently rub in with your fingertips. It is used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis of the scalp in adults.