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What Is Dovobet Gel?

Dovobet gel is a topical medication that’s most commonly used to treat the skin condition Psoriasis, which can be itchy and uncomfortable at best and painful at worst – therefore, relief in the form of medication is often required.

Dovobet gel contains two active ingredients: calcipotriol and betamethasone.

"Calcipotriol is a form of vitamin D, while betamethasone is a corticosteroid, and these ingredients work together to reduce inflammation, slow down excessive skin cell growth, and alleviate the symptoms associated with psoriasis." Mohamed Imran Lakhi, Superintendant Pharmacist.

What Is Dovobet Gel Used For?

Dovobet gel is often prescribed by healthcare professionals to treat skin conditions, and it’s particularly effective when it comes to reducing the redness, itching, and scaled skin that comes with psoriasis.

It’s the combination of calcipotriol and betamethasone that works so effectively, making it a popular choice among doctors and patients alike.

How Does Dovobet Gel Work?

The mechanism of action of Dovobet gel is an interesting one. Calcitriol, a synthetic form of vitamin D, regulates the growth and proliferation of skin cells, meaning it can help form healthier skin that isn’t affected by psoriasis. It works by reducing the amount of extra skin cells that are a hallmark of psoriasis.

Then there’s betamethasone, which is a corticosteroid. This works as an anti-inflammatory agent which helps to reduce the redness and swelling and offers relief from the general discomfort that comes from psoriasis.

How Long Does Dovobet Gel Take To Work?

The time it takes for Dovobet gel to work will vary from person to person, but typically, you should see positive results within a few weeks of regular use. However, there are some factors that will influence this time frame one way or another, including the severity of the condition.

Milder cases will respond more quickly, but severe psoriasis might take a bit longer to settle, even with Dovobet gel being used.

The key is consistency. Make sure you listen to your healthcare provider’s advice and follow their instructions regarding using Dovobet gel.

How To Use Dovobet Gel

Using Dovobet gel is a straightforward thing to do, and the first step is to make sure your skin is clean and dry before applying the gel. Then squeeze a small amount of Dovobet gel onto your fingertip and gently run it into the affected areas. Don’t use too much pressure as the skin might be sensitive, and rubbing too hard could be painful or even break the skin.

After you apply Dovobet gel, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes as this can lead to irritation.

Who Can Use Dovobet Gel?

Dovobet gel is generally suitable for anyone who has been diagnosed with psoriasis, but it’s essential to speak with your healthcare provider for advice – never self-medicate.

Your doctor can take your individual circumstances – such as age, health, and how severe your condition is – into account before prescribing the right amount of Dovobet gel to use, and for how long.

How Much Dovobet Gel Should Be Used?

There is no recommended amount of Dovobet gel that should be used because it will depend on each individual patient, and that’s another reason to speak to your healthcare provider – they will know what to prescribe.

Factors such as age, body size, and how severe your psoriasis is will mean that different amounts of Dovobet gel need to be used. Remember that using more than you’ve been advised to isn’t necessarily better, and it’s not something that means it will work better, so it’s best to continue doing what your doctor has told you to do.

If you're considering Dovobet gel to manage your psoriasis, consult with your healthcare provider to determine if it's the right choice for you and to receive personalised guidance on its usage.

What Should I Do If I Accidentally Use Too Much Dovobet Gel?

If you have used more than 15 grams of Dovobet Gel in one day, you should contact your doctor. Excessive use may cause issues with calcium levels in your blood, which usually normalise when discontinuing treatment. Your doctor may need to carry out blood tests to check for this. Excessive prolonged use can also affect the functioning of your adrenal glands.

Dovobet Gel Side Effects and Cautions

Side effects of Dovobet Gel include:

  • Itching
  • Skin exfoliation
  • Skin pain or irritation
  • Rash with inflammation of the skin (dermatitis)
  • Redness of the skin due to widening of the small blood vessels (erythema)

If you experience any of these, consult your doctor immediately.

Who Should Not Use Dovobet Gel?

Do not use Dovobet Gel if you are allergic to calcipotriol, betamethasone, or any of the other ingredients in the medicine. Also, avoid using it if you have problems with calcium levels in your body or if you have certain types of psoriasis like erythrodermic, exfoliative, and pustular psoriasis.

Side effects of Dovobet Gel

Common side effects include:

  • Itching
  • Skin exfoliation

Uncommon side effects include:

  • Skin pain or irritation
  • Rash with inflammation of the skin
  • Redness of the skin due to widening of the small blood vessels

Dovobet Gel Allergies

If you are allergic to calcipotriol, betamethasone, or any other ingredients in Dovobet Gel, you should not use it.

Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Deep swelling of the face or other parts of the body such as the hands or feet
  • Swelling of the mouth/throat
  • Trouble breathing

Betamethasone Allergies:

  • Your adrenal glands may stop working properly. Signs include tiredness, depression, and anxiety.
  • Cataracts or an increase in pressure inside the eye.
  • Infections (suppressed or weakened immune system).

Calcipotriol Allergies:

  • Allergic reactions with deep swelling of the face or other parts of the body.
  • Increased level of calcium in your blood or urine.

Dovobet Gel During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using Dovobet Gel. If you are allowed to breastfeed, do not apply Dovobet Gel to the breast area.

Other safety information

Avoid using Dovobet Gel on more than 30% of your body or using more than 15 grams per day. Also, avoid using it under bandages or dressings as it increases the absorption of the steroid.

If you are using other medicines that contain corticosteroids, consult your doctor as you may get side effects.

Avoid use on more than 30% of your body or using more than 15 grams per day.

Do not smoke or go near naked flames - risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard.

Dovobet is not recommended for use in children below the age of 18 years.

Where Can I Buy Dovobet Gel Online in the UK?

If you're considering buying Dovobet Gel online in the UK, it's vital to select a reliable and authorised online pharmacy. Prescription Doctor offers a secure and user-friendly platform where you can consult with healthcare professionals and order Dovobet Gel with next-day delivery.

Prescription Doctor: A Safe Way to Order Dovobet Gel with Next-Day UK Delivery

Obtaining Dovobet Gel through Prescription Doctor is straightforward. After a brief online consultation, our qualified doctors will assess your medical needs. If approved by 3 pm on weekdays, our UK-registered pharmacy will promptly dispatch your medication.

Benefit from the convenience of fast, discreet, and next-day delivery, ensuring you receive your essential medication without delay.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Dovobet Gel

How Do I Apply Dovobet Gel?

Apply a thin layer of Dovobet Gel to the affected area as directed by your healthcare provider. Gently rub it in until it is fully absorbed. Always wash your hands after application, unless your hands are the area being treated.

What Are the Possible Side Effects of Dovobet Gel?

Side effects may include itching, skin exfoliation, skin pain or irritation, and changes in skin colour. More serious side effects can include worsening of psoriasis, allergic reactions, and problems with calcium levels in the blood.

Can I Use Dovobet Gel While Pregnant?

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare provider before using Dovobet Gel. The safety of this medication during pregnancy has not been fully established.

Who Should Not Use Dovobet Gel?

Dovobet Gel should not be used by individuals who are allergic to calcipotriol, betamethasone, or any of the other ingredients in the gel. It is also not suitable for those with certain types of psoriasis like erythrodermic, exfoliative, and pustular psoriasis.

What Precautions Should I Take When Using Dovobet Gel?

Avoid using Dovobet Gel on more than 30% of your body or using more than 15 grams per day. Do not use it on the face, genitals, or large areas of damaged skin. Also, avoid excessive sunbathing and other forms of light treatment while using this gel.

Will Dovobet Gel Affect My Ability to Drive?

There is no evidence to suggest that Dovobet Gel will impact your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, if you experience any side effects that impair your cognitive ability, refrain from driving or operating machinery until you feel better.

How Should I Store Dovobet Gel?

Store the medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store the product above 25°C. The tube should be discarded 1 year after the first opening.

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Dovobet Gel
  • Manufacturer: Leo Laboratories Limited
  • Active Ingredient(s): betamethasone dipropionate, calcipotriol monohydrate
  • Administration: Topical
  • Presentation: Gel
  • Available Strength: 50 micrograms of calcipotriol and 0.5 mg of betamethasone
  • Exemption: Prescription Only
  • Application: Adults
  • Dosage: Limit use to 15 grams daily. Apply the gel once daily, preferably in the evening. Initial scalp treatment typically lasts 4 weeks.
  • Description: Dovobet is used as topical treatment of scalp psoriasis in adults and on the skin of other body areas to treat mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in adults.
  • Drug Class: Dermatological
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • Price: GBP
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Published on: 30/10/2023

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