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Generic Taclonex Ointment to Treat Psoriasis Is Available Now

Teva announced its betamethasone dipropionate and calcipotriene ointment, the generic alternative to Leo Pharma’s Dovobet Ointment in Canada, which is known as Taclonex Ointment in the United States.

What Is Taclonex Used For?

Taclonex is a brand name of betamethasone/calcipotriene topical, approved by the FDA in January 2006.

Taclonex is a topical antipsoriatic agent to treat psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes widespread inflammation. This can affect the skin and several other parts of the body, including the lungs.

What Happens If Psoriasis Is Left Untreated?

Psoriasis affects approximately 2% of the US population.

A 2015 study indicated that left untreated, patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis could develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA), which affects up to 40% of patients.

Similar to rheumatoid arthritis, PsA can cause pain, disability, and permanent joint deformities. Compared with patients with psoriasis who do not have PsA, patients with psoriasis and PsA have greater disease burdens and different treatment patterns.

Is Taclonex a Steroid?

Taclonex contains a combination of betamethasone and calcipotriene.

What are the Available Dosage Forms and Strengths?

The U.S Brand Name Medication

0.005%/0.064% for topical use, 60 g

0.005%/0.064% for topical use, 100 g

Each gram of Taclonex Ointment contains 52.18 mcg of calcipotriene hydrate (equivalent to 50 mcg of calcipotriene) and 0.643 mg of betamethasone dipropionate (equivalent to 0.5 mg of betamethasone)

Canadian Brand Name Medication

Canadian Generic Medication

 

 

Please note: although labelled in different units, both ingredient strengths in the US brand name Taclonex, Canadian brand name Dovobet and Canadian generic TEVA-Betamethasone/Calcipotriol ointments are IDENTICAL.

How to Use Taclonex Ointment

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.

This medication is for use on the skin only. Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s), usually once daily or as directed by your doctor.

Because of the increased risk of side effects, adults should not use more than 100 grams of the ointment per week unless directed and closely monitored by the doctor. Also, children and teenagers should not use more than 60 grams of the ointment per week.

Do not use this medication for more than 4 weeks unless directed by your doctor.

What Are Side Effects of Taclonex Ointment?

According to drugs.com, Taclonex can cause your skin to sunburn more easily. Avoid sunlight or tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) or sunblock when you are outdoors.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Taclonex: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

 

Call your doctor at once if you have:

 

 

Common Taclonex side effects may include:

 

 

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

 

What Other Medications Will Affect Taclonex?

Tell your doctor about all your other medications, especially:

 

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with betamethasone and calcipotriene, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible medication interactions are listed here.

How Much Does Brand Name or Generic Taclonex Cost?

The retail price for brand name Taclonex ointment is around $1178.88 per tube (60 g) from the local pharmacies in the United States.

While the same brand name medication, manufactured by the same company Leo Pharma, is just $247.78 per tube (120 g). You can save up to 90% from Canada.

The generic medication manufactured by TEVA is 117.30 per tube (60 g).

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