Your doctor has prescribed one of the following medications for you:
Topical vitamin D derivatives can be used to treat psoriasis, an inflammatory condition of the skin with increased turnover of skin cells, creating red, scaly patches of skin. The medication works by slowing down cell growth in the skin. The addition of steroids in the medication helps to reduce the signs of inflammation (such as redness, swelling) at the same time.
This medication may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Certain side effects of this medication are common and may even disappear during treatment. If the side effects do not go away or becomes severe, consult your doctor.
These side effects include:
For Daivobet® gel, using this medication for long durations may cause additional side effects from the steroid ingredient. Some of these additional side effects include thinning of the skin, easy bruising, reddish stretch marks and acne.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
For use on your skin:
For use on the scalp (Daivobet® gel):
Duration of use
If you forgot to apply a dose of this medication, apply it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Apply your next dose at the usual time. Do not apply two doses to make up for the missed dose.
For Daivobet® gel, throw the bottle away 6 months after first opening.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.