Dovobet Ointment

1 tube

£40.00

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Description

Directions

Side Effects

Q & A

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease. It speeds up the life cycle of cells. And it builds up rapidly on the surface of the skin. These extra skin cells form red scaling patches, usually affecting the elbows, knees, and scalp. These patches are itchy and painful. Psoriasis is not contagious. There is no cure for psoriasis, but it can be controlled with medication. The main purpose of the treatment is to stop the skin cells from growing so fast.


Dovobet gel is used to treat psoriasis in the scalp and other skin areas. It contains calcipotriol and betamethasone (a strong steroid). Calcipotriol controls the cell growth, reducing the symptoms of psoriasis. It also reduces inflammation. Dovobet gel is not recommended for children below 18 years.


Download Dovobet Ointment patient information leaflet

  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Apply once a day for 4 weeks (scalp area) and 8 weeks (other skins parts); or as prescribed by the doctor
  • If scalp use, comb your hair before application
  • Shake the bottle well before use
  • Apply directly from the tube or use your fingertips
  • Rub it gently on the scalp or other affected areas
  • Leave the application overnight or during the day
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after use
  • It is not advisable to use the gel more than 15 grams a day


  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Tiredness, depression, and anxiety
  • Problem in the eyesight, low night vision, and photosensitivity (cataracts)
  • Pain in the eyes
  • Infections
  • Fluctuations in the blood sugar levels


Serious side effects


  • Swelling of the face and other parts of the body
  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst or loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Weakness in bones and muscles


Uncommon/Rare Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Eyes and skin irritation
  • Dry and red skin
  • Rashes
  • Skin infection or pain
  • Burning sensation
  • Swelling of the hair root
  • Acne
  • Lightening of skin color
  • Allergic reactions
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin exfoliation
  • Scalp grey hair, near the affected area, may change to yellow


These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.



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Who gets psoriasis?

This condition can affect men, women and children alike at any point in their lives; the average age to develop it would be between 10 and 30. Approximately 3% of the UK population will have a form of psoriasis at any one time.


Is there a cure?

No, there is no definitive cure that currently exists. In recent years, there have been many great advancements towards understanding why psoriasis occurs, so any optimism placed in finding a cure may prove justified in coming years.


Will my psoriasis go away?

In some cases, the condition may clear and lay dormant for years, but for others, it is a chronic long-term condition. Most people can speak with their doctor and work out a flexible regime which will keep the disease at bay.


What’s the best environment for psoriasis?

Dry and cold weather conditions seem to make psoriasis worse in a lot of patients; vice versa, exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet light can prove beneficial. Anything that brings damage to the skin, such as a scratch or a burn, can worsen the condition. Certain medications can also have the same effect.



To complete your purchase, take our questionnaire. Once completed, a registered doctor will review your answers and issue a prescription, if suitable. This prescription will be sent to our practising pharmacy who will dispense your treatment. Orders are shipped by secure next-day courier.


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