TACLONEX OINTMENT (Betamethasone/Calcipotriene)
TACLONEX OINTMENT (Betamethasone/Calcipotriene)
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Why is Taclonex ointment prescribed?
Taclonex ointment is prescribed to treat psoriasis vulgaris of the scalp and body for people 18 years and older. This is only intended to be applied externally.
What does it do?
Taclonex is a combination of Betamethasone, a steroid, and Calcipotriene, a form of vitamin D. These components of Taclonex prevents the build-up of skin into thick, scaly patches by slowing down its growth.
How should I apply it?
Taclonex is currently available in 0.005%/0.064% ointment in 60g, 90g,120g, and 180g tubes. Before and after using this medicine, it is recommended to wash your hands thoroughly unless you are using it to treat your hands. Apply a thin layer of ointment to the affected area(s), as directed by your doctor. Rub it in gently and completely. Do not bandage or cover the area unless your doctor instructs you to do so.
Self-medication is not recommended. Consult a physician or pharmacist to determine the appropriate medication, dose and dosing schedule for your condition. Immediately inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
What if I missed a dose?
Strictly follow your prescribed dosing schedule to achieve the desired effect of this drug. If you missed a dose and is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed those and immediately apply the medication and proceed with the regular dosing interval. Do not administer a double dose to make up for a missed dose, unless told otherwise.
What are the special precautions before applying Taclonex ointment?
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking or using, your current and previous medical history and if you have any allergies to Betamethasone, Calcipotriene, Vitamin D or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Do a patch test first before applying the medication to your skin to check if you have an allergic reaction to it. Do not apply this medication to large areas of damaged skin or in skin folds. Do not apply more than the prescribed medication or use it more often or longer than instructed.
You may experience a more sensitive feeling towards the sun when Taclonex ointment is applied. It is also best to minimize your exposure to tanning booths or sunlamps. Apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing if you are planning to go outdoors.
Using corticosteroid medications for a long period of time or over large areas of skin can lower the body’s to response to physical stress. Before having surgery or emergency treatment, inform your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used this medication within the past few months.
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Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects:
- Skin irritation
- Itching and redness
- Redness or crusting around your hair follicles
- Serious side effects:
- Skin discoloration
- Inflammation of hair pores
- Worsening of psoriasis
- Blurred vision or tunnel vision
- Eye pain
- Seeing halos around lights
- Weight gain
- Slow wound healing
- Increased body hair
- Menstrual changes
- Sexual changes
- Muscle weakness
Is it safe to take with another drug?
In some cases, taking more than one medication may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction. Immediately inform your doctor if you are using Taclonex ointment with any of the following medications:
- Clobetasol topical
- Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)
- Folic acid
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D3
Always inform your doctor or pharmacist about all the medications you are taking for the safety and success of your treatment.
How should I store it?
Make sure the tube is tightly capped and stored at a room temperature. It can be refrigerated but you may have some difficulty when dispensing the product. If you are using this product on delicate or damaged skin, it is best to store this medication at room temperature so it is easier to rub it in.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death especially if anyone has accidentally swallowed this medication.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Taclonex may be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk. Do not apply this ointment on the breast area while nursing.
At present, it is not known if the external application of Calcipotriene or Corticosteroids maybe detected in human milk. Consult with your doctor and discuss the risks and benefits of using Taclonex ointment in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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