Taclonex is a prescribed medicine used to treat various skin ailments. This medication is used majorly to treat psoriasis. It helps to reduce the redness, thickening, and scaling of the skin that occurs with this condition. Healthy skin lowers your risk for infection and protects you against the environment. This product contains two drugs and those are Betamethasone and Calciprotriene. Betamethasone is a very strong corticosteroid drug that works by decreasing swelling, redness, and itching. Calcipotriene is a form of vitamin D.

It is also known as calcipotriol in other countries. It works by slowing down the growth of skin cells so that they do not build up into thickened, scaly skin patches. This product should not be used if you have certain types of psoriasis such as skin patches with pus-filled blisters, psoriasis over most of your body with intense redness, shedding and oozing.

How to use Taclonex Cream

Taclonex is for use on the skin only. Apply a thin layer to the affected area, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. Rub it in gently and completely. Wash your hands after using, unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. Avoid getting any medication in the eyes. If this occurs, rinse eyes immediately with water. Do not apply this product to the face, underarms, or groin area. Do not use this medication for more than 4 weeks unless directed by your doctor. Because of the increased risk of side effects, adults should not use more than 100 grams of this product per week unless directed and closely monitored by the doctor. Do not bandage, wrap, or cover the treated area unless your doctor instructs you to do so. Do not apply this medication to large areas of damaged skin or use it in skin folds.

Cautions before Use Taclonex Cream

The cautions, which are to be followed, are as follows with Taclonex:

  • Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to betamethasone or calcipotriene; or if you have any other allergies with the composition of the medicine.
  • People having the problems of a certain mineral imbalance like high calcium blood levels should avoid.
  • People having the problems of a skin infection or a skin reaction other than psoriasis like bacterial skin infection, chickenpox, and herpes simplex also should avoid.
  • Taclonex may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps while using his medication.
  • Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers should avoid this medication.

Taclonex Cream Side Effects

The possible side effects, which may occur, are as follows:

  • Stretch marks,
  • Skin thinning/discoloration,
  • Constipation
  • Extreme or unwanted hair growth,
  • Hair bumps or folliculate
  • Unusual or extreme tiredness
  • Weight loss
  • Headache,
  • Swelling ankles or feet
  • Increased of calcium in the blood
  • Vision problems
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble in breathing

Taclonex Cream Reactions and Overdose

Before using this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist about all prescribed and nonprescribed or herbal products you are using as it may cause reactions with them. Taclonex may react especially with corticosteroids taken by mouth such as, prednisone and other corticosteroids applied to the skin like hydrocortisone. The patients should take care before taking any calciprotriene products with this medication.

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If overdose or swallowing is suspected the patient should be taken to the medical center immediately.


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