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How Long Does Dovobet Gel Take To Work?

When you suffer from psoriasis, finding an effective treatment is crucial, and one that’s commonly prescribed is Dovobet gel. One question you’re sure to be interested in finding the answer to if you’ve been prescribed this medication is how quickly can Dovobet gel help treat psoriasis? It’s a great question and one we aim to answer below.

Effectiveness (Efficacy) of Dovobet Gel in Treating Psoriasis

How quickly does Dovobet gel work? The answer is that it generally starts to provide relief for those suffering from psoriasis within a few weeks, although it’s worth noting that it will depend on the individual, and for some, it will be faster – for others, it might be slower. That’s why it’s important to understand the rough timeframe so you can more easily manage your expectations. Most patients, however, will see results after about two weeks.

How long does Dovobet gel take to absorb? In this case, the absorption rates for Dovobet gel differ, although it will generally happen over time, ensuring the right amount of gel is absorbed into the skin. Don’t use Dovobet gel on broken skin and don’t cover the area with a bandage or similar, as this will speed up absorption, which could result in less effective treatment.

Dovobet gel takes approximately 12 hours to leave the system, so if you need to use it twice per day (according to your doctor’s instructions), it’s best to leave eight to 12 hours between applications.

Long-Term Use

Dovobet gel can be used for up to four weeks at a time if being used on the scalp, and up to eight weeks on other areas of the body. If your psoriasis persists after eight weeks of using Dovobet gel, you must speak to your doctor at Prescription Doctor and seek alternative treatment – don’t continue to use Dovobet gel for longer than instructed.

Dosage and Factors Affecting Efficacy

In most cases, a doctor will recommend using Dovobet gel (applying it to the affected area and gently rubbing it into the skin) once a day, and the maximum amount of Dovobet gel an adult should use per week is 100g. Those under the age of 18 should not use Dovobet gel.

There are a variety of things that can affect how much medication someone needs, including body weight, other medication, and the severity of their condition, which is why it’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions fully.

If you find the dosage you’ve been prescribed to be ineffective, don’t self-medicate, but instead see your doctor as soon as possible so they can determine the next course of action.


The answer to the question of how quickly can Dovobet gel help treat psoriasis is that it should start to work within two weeks, although it will depend on a variety of factors, and will differ from person to person.

For personalised guidance and additional resources on managing psoriasis, it’s best to consult with healthcare professionals and to visit PrescriptionDoctor for expert advice and support.

Authored By

Lisamarie Lamb

Medical Content Writer
Lisamarie is a medical content writer, skilled in crafting clear and precise content with her expertise in literary theory.

Published on: 26/03/2024

Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Reviewed on: 26/03/2024
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