What is Taclonex Scalp?Taclonex Scalp is a topical liquid used to treat scalp psoriasis in adults. It contains a strong corticosteroid (betamethasone) and a drug that is somewhat similar to vitamin D (calcipotriene hydrate).
What is the most important information I should know about Taclonex Scalp?Taclonex Scalp should not be used on the face or groin areas. Do not use on areas of thin skin. It is for external use only.
Do not combine with other products containing calcipotriene or a corticosteroid without first talking to your doctor.
You should use Taclonex Scalp with caution if you are getting phototherapy treatments (light therapy) for your psoriasis or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or artificial sunlight (tanning booths, sunlamps, etc.).
Taclonex Scalp is not recommended for use in children. It has not been studied in people less than 18 years old.
Who should not take Taclonex Scalp?Do not use Taclonex Scalp if you have a calcium metabolism disorder, severe kidney or liver disease, or one of the following types of psoriasis: erythrodermic psoriasis, exfoliative psoriasis, or pustular psoriasis.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Taclonex Scalp?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Taclonex Scalp. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are taking any other corticosteroids or have a skin infection on your scalp, which should be treated before you start using this medication. Talk to your doctor if you have thin skin (atrophy) at the site that needs to be treated.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: Apply the liquid to affected areas on the scalp once daily for 2 weeks or until cleared. Treatment may be continued for up to 8 weeks.
How should I take Taclonex Scalp?Use Taclonex Scalp exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use more than the maximum recommended weekly amount of 100 grams. Do not use Taclonex Scalp for more than 8 weeks unless prescribed by your doctor.
Apply the liquid only on your scalp. Do not apply it to your face, armpits, or groin area. If you accidentally get the medication on your face or in your eyes, wash the area with water right away.
Wash your hands well after using Taclonex Scalp. Do not wash your hair right after applying the medication.
What should I avoid while taking Taclonex Scalp?Avoid spending a long time in sunlight, and also avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear a hat when you are outside. Talk to your doctor if you get a sunburn.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Taclonex Scalp?If Taclonex Scalp is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining it with other products containing calcipotriene or a corticosteroid.
What are the possible side effects of Taclonex Scalp?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: itching, inflamed hair pores (folliculitis), skin pain or irritation, skin burning, skin redness
Serious side effects are more likely to happen if you use too much Taclonex Scalp, use it for too long, or use it with other topical medicines that contain corticosteroids, calcipotriene, or certain other ingredients.
Can I receive Taclonex Scalp if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Use this medication with caution if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, since the effects of Taclonex Scalp have not been studied in pregnant or nursing women. Before using this medication, let your doctor know if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
What should I do if I miss a dose of Taclonex Scalp?If you forget to use Taclonex Scalp, use it as soon as you remember. Then return to your normal dosing schedule.
How should I store Taclonex Scalp?Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.