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Revised: 2/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Dovobet Ointment (30g)
 Active ingredient:
Calcipotriol hydrate
Betamethasone dipropionate
 Dosage form:
yellowish white to yellow ointment
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is combined preparation of activated vitamin D3 and synthetic adrenal corticosteroid. It adjusts the proliferation speed of skin cells to normal and improves psoriasis symptoms (skin redness, exfoliation of silver white skin) caused by abnormal proliferation of skin cells. It also improves symptoms such as itch/redness/swelling of skin associated with inflammation.
It is usually used to treat psoriasis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have skin infections caused by bacteria/fungus, skin diseases caused by animal such as mite/hair lice, skin ulcer, burns or frostbites.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply a suitable amount of the medicine to affected area once a day. The dosage should not exceed 90 g (3 tubes) per week. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Be careful so that the medicine does not get into your eyes.
  • Apply the medicine only to the affected area. Do not apply on facial rash or mucosa. Be careful not to touch the face or wounds with your hands that touched the medicine. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying to avoid getting the medicine on your face, etc. Avoid taking shower or bath immediately after applying.
  • If you miss a dose, apply a dose as soon as you remember and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally apply more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include hair follicle inflammation (inflammation of the pores of skin), anemia, peripheral edema, liver function abnormality, herpes simplex, eruption of pustules (rash filled with pus), contusion, worsening of psoriasis, absence of the pigment and erythema/skin redness. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • malaise, lassitude, loss of appetite [hypercalcemia]
  • sudden decrease of urine output, swelling of limbs/face, general malaise [acute renal disorder]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacist and the medical institution how to discard them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.