Frequently asked questions about Taclonex® (calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate) Topical Suspension 0.005%/0.064%.

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What is Taclonex® Topical Suspension?

Taclonex® Topical Suspension is a prescription medicine used on the skin only (topical use) to treat:

  • plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body in adults 18 years of age and older
  • plaque psoriasis of the scalp in children from 12 to 17 years of age
It is not known if Taclonex® Topical Suspension is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.

What should I tell my doctor before using
Taclonex® Topical Suspension?

Before you use Taclonex® Topical Suspension, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have a calcium metabolism disorder.
  • have thinning-skin (atrophy) at the site to be treated.
  • are getting light therapy (phototherapy treatments) for yourpsoriasis.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Taclonex® Topical Suspension will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Taclonex® Topical Suspension passes into your breast milk. You should not use Taclonex® Topical suspension on your breast if you breastfeed.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Should I tell my doctor about all the medicines that I take,
including prescription and over the counter medicines,
vitamins, and herbal supplements?

You should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over the couter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Especially tell your doctor if you use:

  • Other corticosteroid medicines
  • Other medicines for your psoriasis

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I use Taclonex® Topical Suspension?

See the “Instructions for Use” for detailed information about the right way to use Taclonex® Topical Suspension.

  • Use Taclonex® Topical Suspension exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.
  • Your doctor should tell you how much Taclonex® Topical Suspension to use and where to use it.
  • Taclonex® Topical Suspension comes in:
    • — a carton containing a 60 g bottle or a carton containing 120 g (2 bottles of 60 g)
  • If you are 18 years of age or older, you should not use more than 100 grams of Taclonex® Topical Suspension in 1 week.
  • If you are 12 to 17 years of age, you should not use more than 60 grams of Taclonex® Topical Suspension in 1 week.
  • Do not use Taclonex® Topical Suspension longer than prescribed. Using too much Taclonex® Topical Suspension, or using it too often, or for too long can increase your risk for having serious side effects.
  • Apply Taclonex® Topical Suspension to affected areas on the skin 1 time a day for up to 8 weeks. You should stop treatment when your plaque psoriasis is under control, unless your doctor gives you other instructions.
  • Do not apply Taclonex® Topical Suspension to the scalp in the 12 hours before or after any chemical treatments to your hair. Since hair treatments may involve strong chemicals, talk with your doctor first.
  • If you accidentally get Taclonex® Topical Suspension on your face or in your eyes, wash the area with water right away.
  • Avoid using Taclonex® Topical Suspension on your face, groin, or armpits (axilla), or if you have thinning of your skin (atrophy) at the treatment site.
  • Do not wash your hair, take a bath, or shower right after applying Taclonex® Topical Suspension as the medicine will not work as well to treat your psoriasis.
  • Do not bandage or cover the treated skin area, unless instructed by your doctor.

What should I avoid while using
Taclonex® Topical Suspension?

Avoid spending a long time in sunlight. Avoid tanning booths and sun lamps.

What are the possible side effects
of Taclonex® Topical Suspension?

Taclonex® Topical Suspension may cause serious side effects, including:

  • too much calcium in your blood or urine
  • adrenal gland problems

Your doctor may do blood and urine tests to check your calcium levels and adrenal gland function while you are using Taclonex® Topical Suspension.

  • Skin problems such as:
    • thinning of your skin
    • burning
    • inflammation
    • itching
    • irritation
    • dryness
    • changes in skin color
    • redness
    • infection
    • raised bumps on your skin
  • eye irritation if you accidentally get Taclonex® Topical Suspension in your eyes.

The most common side effects of Taclonex® Topical Suspension are inflamed hair pores (folliculitis) and skin burning.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of Taclonex® Topical Suspension. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1- 800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Taclonex® Topical Suspension?

  • Store Taclonex® Topical Suspension between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C)
  • Do not refrigerate Taclonex® Topical Suspension
  • Keep the bottle in the outer carton when not in use
  • Discard unused Taclonex® Topical Suspension 6 months after it has been opened.
  • Keep Taclonex® Topical Suspension and all medicines out of reach of children

What are the ingredients in Taclonex® Topical Suspension?

Active ingredients: calcipotriene hydrate and betamethasone dipropionate.

Inactive ingredients: hydrogenated castor oil, polyoxypropylene stearyl ether, all-rac-alpha-tocopherol, butylhydroxytoluene and mineral oil.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Taclonex® Topical Suspension is for use on skin only (topical). Do not get Taclonex® Topical Suspension near or in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.

Taclonex® Topical Suspension may cause serious side effects including too much calcium in your blood or urine and/or adrenal gland problems. You may experience skin problems such as thinning of your skin, burning, inflammation, itching, irritation, dryness, changes in skin color, redness, infection, or raised bumps on your skin. Wash your hands after using Taclonex® Topical Suspension. You may get eye irritation if you accidentally get Taclonex® Topical Suspension in your eyes. If you accidentally get Taclonex® Topical Suspension on your face or in your eyes, wash the area with water right away. Do not bandage or cover the treated skin area.

The most common side effects are inflamed hair pores (folliculitis) and skin burning. Tell your doctor if you have a skin infection, have a calcium metabolism disorder, have erythrodermic, exfoliative, or pustular psoriasis, have thinning-skin (atrophy) at the site to be treated, are getting light therapy (phototherapy treatments) for your psoriasis, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Be sure to tell your doctor if you use other corticosteroid medicines and/or other medicines for your psoriasis. Do not apply Taclonex® Topical Suspension to the scalp in the 12 hours before or after any chemical treatments to your hair. Avoid spending a long time in sunlight. Avoid tanning booths and sun lamps. Talk to your doctor if you get sunburned.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

INDICATION AND USAGE

Taclonex® Topical Suspension is a prescription medicine that is to be used on the skin to treat:

  • plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body in people 18 years of age and older
  • plaque psoriasis of the scalp in children from 12 to 17 years of age

Apply Taclonex® Topical Suspension to areas affected by psoriasis 1 time a day for up to 8 weeks. You should stop treatment when your plaque psoriasis is under control, unless your doctor gives you other instructions. If you are 18 years of age or older, you should not use more than 100 grams of Taclonex® Topical Suspension in 1 week. If you are 12 to 17 years of age, you should not use more than 60 grams of Taclonex® Topical Suspension in 1 week. Use Taclonex® Topical Suspension exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Taclonex® Topical Suspension is for use on skin only (topical). Do not get Taclonex® Topical Suspension near or in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.

Taclonex® Topical Suspension may cause serious side effects including too much calcium in your blood or urine and/or adrenal gland problems. You may experience skin problems such as thinning of your skin, burning, inflammation, itching, irritation, dryness, changes in skin color, redness, infection, or raised bumps on your skin. Wash your hands after using Taclonex® Topical Suspension. You may get eye irritation if you accidentally get Taclonex® Topical Suspension in your eyes. If you accidentally get Taclonex® Topical Suspension on your face or in your eyes, wash the area with water right away. Do not bandage or cover the treated skin area.

The most common side effects are inflamed hair pores (folliculitis) and skin burning. Tell your doctor if you have a skin infection, have a calcium metabolism disorder, have erythrodermic, exfoliative, or pustular psoriasis, have thinning-skin (atrophy) at the site to be treated, are getting light therapy (phototherapy treatments) for your psoriasis, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Be sure to tell your doctor if you use other corticosteroid medicines and/or other medicines for your psoriasis. Do not apply Taclonex® Topical Suspension to the scalp in the 12 hours before or after any chemical treatments to your hair. Avoid spending a long time in sunlight. Avoid tanning booths and sun lamps. Talk to your doctor if you get sunburned.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

INDICATION AND USAGE

Taclonex® Topical Suspension is a prescription medicine that is to be used on the skin to treat:

  • plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body in people 18 years of age and older
  • plaque psoriasis of the scalp in children from 12 to 17 years of age

Apply Taclonex® Topical Suspension to areas affected by psoriasis 1 time a day for up to 8 weeks. You should stop treatment when your plaque psoriasis is under control, unless your doctor gives you other instructions. If you are 18 years of age or older, you should not use more than 100 grams of Taclonex® Topical Suspension in 1 week. If you are 12 to 17 years of age, you should not use more than 60 grams of Taclonex® Topical Suspension in 1 week. Use Taclonex® Topical Suspension exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information

The health information contained on this Web site is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare professional. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare professional.

This site is intended for US residents only. The products discussed on this site may have different product labeling in different countries.

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