What is Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Betamethasone and calcipotriene (calcipotriol) are available in combination as a topical ointment, solution, and gel. Betamethasone is corticosteroid and calcipotriene is a vitamin D analog. The combination product is used in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 45 32
Psoriasis on head 9 7
Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) 2 2
Dry skin 1 0
Inflammation 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 4
Mild 3
None 31

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Side effect Patients Percentage
Burning sensation 1
Hives (urticaria) 1
Inflammation 1
Itching 1
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 1
Oiliness on body 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.05-0.005% daily 2
0.064%-0.005% daily 2
0.0643-0.005% daily 1
2 x 0.0643-0.005% twice daily 1
0.05-0.005% as needed 1
0.064%-0.005% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 10
Other 5
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 2
Expense 1
See all 18 patients who've stopped taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Duration

Currently taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 16
Usually 18
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 13
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 4
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 2
< $25 18
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Betamethasone topical (Betnovate) 2
Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical (Dovobet) 1
Betamethasone-salicylic acid topical (Diprosalic Scalp application) 1
Calcipotriene (Dovonex) 1
Calcitriol topical (Rocaltrol) 1

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Patients stopped taking Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 2
Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical (Dovobet) 1
Betamethasone topical (Betnovate) 1
Calcipotriene (Dovonex) 1
Tacrolimus (Prograf) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical

Jun 15, 2013 (Started Nov 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis on head)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis on head)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.064%-0.005% Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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