Dovobet Ointment (Calcipotriol and Betamethasone)

Dovobet Ointment is an anti-inflammatory steroid for the treatment of skin psoriasis and to treat mild to moderate plaque psoriasis (psoriasis Vulgaris). Being a combination medication, it contains 2 active ingredients betamethasone, which is an anti-inflammatory steroid, and calcipotriol.
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Dovobet Ointment (Calcipotriol and Betamethasone)

Dovobet Ointment is an anti-inflammatory steroid for the treatment of skin psoriasis and to treat mild to moderate plaque psoriasis (psoriasis Vulgaris). Being a combination medication, it contains 2 active ingredients betamethasone, which is an anti-inflammatory steroid, and calcipotriol.


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Dovobet Ointment is topical medicine for treating mild to moderate plaque psoriasis (psoriasis Vulgaris) and scalp psoriasis. It contains two active ingredients: Betamethasone (as betamethasone dipropionate) 500 microgram and Calcipotriol (as Calcipotriol dipropionate) 50 microgram per 1 gram of ointment.

Betamethasone dipropionate is a steroidal anti-inflammatory compound that reduces redness and itching. Calcipotriol dipropionate is a vitamin D derivative that helps to normalize skill cell growth and multiplication.

Dovobet Ointment is used on the skin as the first-line treatment of plaque psoriasis (psoriasis Vulgaris) in adults. In psoriasis, skin cells grow excessively, resulting in redness, scaling, and thickening of your skin.

Dovobet Ointment contains two effective medicines; Betamethasone and calcipotriol. Betamethasone reduces inflammation, itching, and redness. Calcipotriol normalizes the rate of skin cell growth and multiplication.

Dovobet Ointment is a fast-acting medicine for plaque psoriasis. Plaques are rough, red, and raised areas covered with fine, dry whitish scales. Plaques are usually about 1-2 centimetres in size. When Dovobet Ointment is used regularly on affected skin areas, most patients see visible improvement in skin condition within two weeks of treatment. However, the disease is not entirely cured, and you need to continue treatment. Dovobet Ointment soothes inflamed skin and reduces excessive scaling and plaque formation.

Dovobet Ointment contains Calcipotriol and Beclometasone. Calcipotriol is a vitamin D derivative that normalises the growth of skin cells when applied to the skin. It also stops the formation of scaly plaques and inflamed patches. Betamethasone is a moderately potent anti-inflammatory compound. It relieves itching, irritation and also reduces the redness of the skin. In this way, Dovobet Ointment helps to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis. It is advised to apply the ointment on the affected area for almost a month, even if you see improvement in just two weeks.

Dovobet Ointment is available in different pack sizes as 30 g, 60 g, and 120 g. The recommended dosage is a once-a-day application to the affected skin areas for at least one month.

Read the instructions given in the leaflet. Carefully follow all the directions given to you by your pharmacist. Use Dovobet Ointment only on your psoriasis skin, and do not use it on skin that does not have psoriasis.

  • Remove the cap and check that the seal in the tube is not broken before using the ointment for the first time.
  • Break the seal of the tube using the point in the back of the cap.
  • Gently squeeze the Ointment onto a clean finger and massage the Ointment into your psoriasis-affected skin till it is completely absorbed.
  • Do not cover the treated skin area.
  • Wash your hands well after using Dovobet Ointment. Avoid contact with other body parts like the face, eyes, and mouth.
  • Do not worry if some ointment accidentally gets on normal skin.
  • Do not wash the treated skin area immediately after application of Dovobet Ointment.

Do not use Dovobet Ointment:

  • If you are allergic to calcipotriol, betamethasone, or any of the other ingredients of Dovobet ointment (liquid paraffin, a-tocopherol, polyoxypropylene stearyl ether, white soft paraffin, and butylhydroxytoluene)
  • If you have problems with calcium levels in your body
  • If you have other severe types of psoriasis, like erythrodermic, exfoliative, or pustular.
  • If you have liver or kidney disease.
  • If you are suffering from viral, fungal, or bacterial skin infections.

Before you start using Dovobet Ointment, discuss with your pharmacist about the other medications you are taking, any medicine allergy you may have, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Applying Dovobet Ointment on large areas of skin may cause absorption of betamethasone into the blood. You may feel the side effects of steroids like weakness, fatigue, and weight loss. Suppose this medication is used beyond the maximum recommended amounts. In that case, there is a risk of an increase in calcium levels in the blood. So, you may need to monitor your blood calcium levels regularly.

Discuss with your pharmacist if you notice any of the following side effects while using Dovobet ointment:

  • Skin irritation, itching, and peeling
  • Burning sensation
  • A rash on your face or body
  • Swelling, reddening, or change in colour of skin
  • Infection of hair roots.
  • Increased sensitivity to light.

Do not be alarmed by these side effects. You may not experience any of them.

Store Dovobet Ointment in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.

  • Do not store the product above 25°C.
  • Keep Dovobet Ointment out of sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date. Discard the ointment tube one year after the first opening.

Do not throw away any medicines in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to discard when you no longer need the product.

You can buy Dovobet Ointment online. Buy Dovobet Ointment online from a trusted online pharmacy, MedsNow, with proper medical online consultation with our experienced pharmacists. Alternatively, you can procure an independent prescription as well. The medication will be delivered conveniently to your doorstep. It is good to have online consultation because it will ensure that Dovobet Ointment is the correct medicine for your medical problem.

Is Dovobet a strong steroid?
Dovobet contains steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine, Betamethas one. It is a moderately potent steroid.

Can one use Dovobet ointment if pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or plan to have a baby, check with your pharmacist before using Dovobet Ointment. There is no adequate data for use during pregnancy. Betamethasone passes into breast milk. It is not known if calcipotriol passes into breast milk. If you are a breastfeeding mother and are using Dovobet Ointment, it may affect your baby. So, this medication should be used with caution in breastfeeding mothers. Do not apply Dovobet to the breast area.

What should I expect when I use Dovobet?
If you use Dovobet ointment regularly, you will see improvement in your skin condition in two weeks. However, psoriasis will not be completely cured. Therefore, you need to continue your application. The treatment may continue for longer than a month.

What will happen if you stop using Dovobet?
Do not stop using Dovobet without consultation with your pharmacist. Psoriasis may reoccur if you stop therapy in between. It may be necessary for you to stop Dovobet Ointment therapy gradually, especially if you have used it for a long time.

Is Dovobet ointment prescription only?
Dovobet Ointment is available on prescription only.

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