Betamethasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Calcipotriene is a form of vitamin D. It works by decreasing the rate of skin cell reproduction.
Betamethasone and calcipotriene topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to treat plaque psoriasis.
Adults may use the suspension (liquid) form of this medicine on the skin or the scalp. The liquid may be used only on the scalp in children who are at least 12 years old.
Enstilar, Taclonex, Taclonex Scalp, Dovobet
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking betamethasone / calcipotriene topical:
Burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas
burning sensation of the skin
flushing or redness of the skin
pus at the root of the hair
red, scaling, or crusted skin
thinning of the skin with easy bruising
unusually warm skin
Body aches or pain
darkening of the skin
difficulty with breathing
general feeling of discomfort or illness
lightening of normal skin color
lightening of the treated areas of dark skin
loss of appetite
loss of voice
muscle aches and pains
raised, dark red, or wart-like spots on skin
red, sore eyes
spots on your skin that look like a blister or pimple
unusual tiredness or weakness
worsening of the psoriasis
Some of the side effects that can occur with betamethasone / calcipotriene topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
Blemishes on the skin
(topical ointment, topical suspension, topical foam)