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Daivobet Ointment

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Product introduction

Daivobet Ointment is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat psoriasis. It provides relief from redness, itching and swelling. It decreases the overproduction of skin cells.

Daivobet Ointment should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. It is for external use only.

Do not use this medicine more than the recommended dose. Inform your doctor if you have known allergies from this medicine. The common side effects of this medicine include rash and itching at the application site.

If these side effects or any other symptoms which you think are because of this medicine persist for a longer duration, please consult your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are suffering from any other disease. This medicine is safe to use in breastfeeding mothers.

Uses of Daivobet Ointment

Benefits of Daivobet Ointment

In Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin problem in which skin cells build up and form scales and dry patches which are itchy and painful. Applying Daivobet Ointment helps manage psoriasis symptoms like itching, pain, redness, swelling or irritation. It also moisturizes the skin and makes it soft and smooth. Clean and dry the affected area before applying Daivobet Ointment. Use it atleast 2-3 times a day or as prescribed. You may see change in your skin appearance after few weeks.

Side effects of Daivobet Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Daivobet

  • Itching
  • Headache
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Psoriasis
  • Scaling
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

How to use Daivobet Ointment

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment.

How Daivobet Ointment works

Daivobet Ointment is a combination of two medicines: Betamethasone and Calcipotriol which treat psoriasis. Betamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Calcipotriol is a form of vitamin D. It works by reducing the overproduction of skin cells that may build up and form scales on the skin.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Daivobet Ointment during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Daivobet Ointment during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Daivobet Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Daivobet Ointment, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • Daivobet Ointment is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort associated with psoriasis.
  • It is advisable to apply Daivobet Ointment once a day. For best effect, leave it on during the day if you have applied it in the morning, or overnight if you have used it in the evening.
  • Apply to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you are using a moisturizer along with this preparation, apply the moisturizer first. Then wait 10-15 minutes before applying this medicine.
  • Do not use Daivobet Ointment on your face unless your doctor has asked you to. If you have been told to use it on your face, be careful not to get any preparation near your eyes, and do not use it for longer periods of time than you have been advised.
  • Your skin may become more sensitive to sunlight than normal while you are using this medicine. Try to avoid sitting out in the sun and do not use sunbeds.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient concerns

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I have some rashes like patches on scalp Fungal infection
Dr. Rajesh Garg
Internal Medicine
Sent Pict. May be psoriasis
Will soriasis come because of tonsils
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Yes . Guttate psoriasis can flare up if you have tonsillitis . But the occurrence of. Psoriasis is mostly genetic in nature
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References

  1. Betamethasone dipropionate + calcipotriol monohydrate. Camberley, Surrey: Sandoz Limited; 2015 [revised 30 Dec. 2017]. [Accessed 26 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Vakirlis. E, Kastanis. A, Ioannides D. Calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2018;4(1):141-48. [Accessed 26 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Betamethasone. Uxbridge, Middlesex: Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd.; 1997 [revised 7 Sep. 2017]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Calcipotriol. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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1309, 14th Floor, Madi Tower, 98, Nehru Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
Country of origin: India

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