Dovobet Gel

Dovobet Gel contains calcipotriol and betamethasone. Used as topical treatment of psoriasis in adults where skin cells are produced too quickly. Calcipotriol helps to slow the rate of skin cell growth, and betamethasone acts to reduce inflammation.

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What is Dovobet Gel?

Dovobet gel, a medication used to treat a type of psoriasis known as psoriasis vulgaris. It’s available as an ointment or as a gel.

The two active ingredients in Dovobet are calcipotriol and betamethasone to soothe and reduce dry, flaky skin caused by mild to moderate psoriasis.

One of the active ingredients; Calcipotriol slows down the rate of growth of the skin cells, to stop them from forming scaly and inflamed patches.

The other ingredient, Betamethasone; has anti-inflammatory, and antipruritic properties and reduces itching irritation and redness. and suppresses the immune response.

Most people will notice a visible improvement to their skin within 2 weeks.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches to develop on the skin. The patches can vary from person to person but most commonly affect the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back.

Psoriasis is caused by an overproduction of skin cells, that instead of being made and replaced every 3 to 4 weeks, in psoriasis this happens every 3 to 7 days. This process results in a build-up of skin cells.

There is currently no cure for psoriasis, but there is a range of treatments that can improve symptoms and the appearance of skin patches, including treatments such as Dovobet.

How to use Dovobet Gel

Dovobet should be applied to affected areas once daily.

- It should only be used on areas of psoriasis and not on unaffected skin.

- Do not use Dovobet on your face or genitals.

It is recommended to use Dovobet for up to 4-weeks for scalp areas, and for 8-weeks on other areas of the skin. Your own doctor may decide on a longer treatment period or repeated treatment periods.

Side effects & precautions

You should not use Dovobet if you are allergic to calcipotriol, betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine, or if you have problems with calcium levels in
your body.

As Dovobet contains a strong steroid, do NOT use it if you suffer from any type of skin infection caused by bacteria, fungus or viruses or if you suffer from perioral dermatitis (red rash around the mouth),

When ordering Dovobet, make sure you tell us if you are using other medicines that contain corticosteroids as you may get side effects. Also tell us if you have diabetes mellitus (diabetes) as your blood sugar/glucose level may be affected by
the steroid.

How can I order Dovobet Gel?

You can order Dovobet from Access Doctor after completing a short online health evaluation form. The process is quick and simple. One of our prescribers will then check that the treatment is suitable for your condition, and our pharmacy team will arrange delivery.

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