Dovobet Gel Scalp Application

Dovobet Scalp Application is an effective and quick-action scalp treatment to overcome the effects of skin conditions such as psoriasis. The easy-to-use formula contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate, a topical corticosteroid. It helps reduce inflammation.
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Dovobet Gel Scalp Application

Dovobet Scalp Application is an effective and quick-action scalp treatment to overcome the effects of skin conditions such as psoriasis. The easy-to-use formula contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate, a topical corticosteroid. It helps reduce inflammation.


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Dovobet gel is a clear, colourless to slightly off-white alcohol-free gel. It contains two active ingredients: Calcipotriol (50 micrograms per gram) and Betamethasone (500 micrograms per gram).

Dovobet gel is used for the topical treatment of scalp psoriasis in adults and on the skin of other body areas to treat mild to moderate plaque psoriasis (psoriasis Vulgaris) in adults.

Dovobet gel is used for treating scalp psoriasis and plaque psoriasis (psoriasis Vulgaris) in adults. In psoriasis, skin cells grow excessively, which results in redness, scaling, and thickening of your skin.

Dovobet gel contains two active ingredients:

  • Calcipotriol – It is a vitamin D derivative. It helps to reduce the rate of skin cell growth and bring it back in line with a more normal rate.
  • Betamethasone – It is a steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that reduces inflammation, itching, and redness of the skin.

Dovobet Gel is a medicine for treating plaque psoriasis of skin and scalp in adults. Plaques are rough, red, and raised areas covered with fine, dry whitish scales. Dovobet Gel is used regularly on affected skin and scalp areas, and 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 Gel soothes inflamed skin and scalp. It reduces excessive redness, scaling, and plaque formation.

Dovobet Gel is available in different pack sizes as 15, 30, 60, and 2 x 60 g. The recommended dosage is a once-a-day application to the affected scalp and skin areas for at least one month.

Use Dovobet gel only on your psoriasis-affected skin and scalp. Avoid using it on normal healthy skin.

For skin psoriasis:

  • Shake the bottle before use and remove the cap.
  • Gently squeeze the gel onto a clean finger or directly onto the psoriasis-affected skin.
  • Apply Dovobet gel with your fingertips, and massage gently till the gel gets absorbed.
  • Do not cover the treated skin.
  • Wash your hands well after using Dovobet gel.
  • Avoid contact with other body parts like the face, eyes, and mouth.
  • Do not worry if some gel accidentally gets on normal skin.
  • Do not wash the treated skin area immediately after the application of Dovobet Gel.

For scalp psoriasis:

  • Comb your hair gently to remove any loose scales.
  • Tilt your head to avoid trickling down of gel on your face.
  • Part your hair, apply Dovobet gel to the affected scalp area with your fingertips, and massage gently until gel gets absorbed.
  • Do not wash your hair after the application of Dovobet gel to achieve optimum effect.

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

  • 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.

Do not use Dovobet Gel:

  • If you are allergic to calcipotriol, betamethasone, or any of the other ingredients of Dovobet Gel (liquid paraffin, a-tocopherol, polypropylene-15 stearyl ether, 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 Gel, 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 Gel 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.

  • Store Dovobet Gel in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
  • Do not refrigerate.
  • Keep Dovobet Gel out of sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date. Discard the bottle with any remaining gel three months 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 Gel online. Buy Dovobet Gel 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 Gel is the correct medicine for your medical problem.

Can Dovobet gel be used on the scalp?
Yes. Dovobet gel can be used on the scalp for treating scalp psoriasis.

How long does it take for Dovobet gel to work?
The usual treatment period for scalp psoriasis is four weeks. For non-scalp psoriasis, the treatment is usually for eight weeks. Most people see results within the first two weeks of therapy. However, it would help if you continued the treatment as the disease is not entirely cured.

How often should you use Dovobet gel?
Use the Dovobet gel once a day. The treatment may last for 1-2 months, depending on the severity of your psoriasis. Dovobet Gel may have to be used for a long to keep your psoriasis under control. However, repeated or prolonged treatment must only be used under medical supervision.

Can you buy Dovobet gel over the counter?
No. Dovobet Gel is a prescription medicine.

Is Dovobet good for eczema?
Dovobet Gel is indicated for treating psoriasis. Kindly consult your doctor for the usage in other indications.

 

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