Dovobet Gel (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone Dipropionate)

Dovobet Gel

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Calcipotriol/Betamethasone Dipropionate

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Dovobet gel is a topical medication used to treat psoriasis, specifically scalp psoriasis flare-ups and non-scalp plaque psoriasis vulgaris (mild to moderate) in adults. 

It contains two active ingredients: betamethasone dipropionate (a potent steroid) and calcipotriol (an artificial form of Vitamin D). 

The combination of these active ingredients in Dovobet gel works to reduce skin cell creation and relieve psoriasis symptoms, including irritation, itchiness, dry skin, and inflammation associated with psoriasis vulgaris.

This combination of actions helps to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, including redness and flaking of the skin, and provides relief from itching and irritation associated with the condition.


  • Use Dovonex gel exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  • Apply a thin layer of the gel to the affected area(s) as directed, typically once or twice daily.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after applying, unless your hands are the area being treated.
  • Avoid showering or bathing immediately after applying Dovonex gel.


  • Don't apply Dovonex gel to broken, infected, or irritated skin unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.
  • Don't use Dovonex gel on your face, mouth, or genitals unless specifically directed by your healthcare provider.
  • Don't use airtight dressings (bandages) with Dovonex gel unless your healthcare provider advises it.
  • Don't use Dovonex gel more often or for longer than prescribed.
  • Don't apply Dovonex to large areas of skin, especially for extended periods.

Common side effects:

  • Itching
  • Skin exfoliation (peeling)
  • Burning sensation
  • Skin irritation
  • Redness of the skin
  • Skin pain
  • Rash with inflammation of the skin (dermatitis)
  • Flushing of the skin
  • Inflammation or swelling of the hair root (folliculitis)
  • Changes in skin color in the area you have used the gel
  • Rash
  • Burning sensation
  • Infection of the skin
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Appearance of red or purple discolouration on the skin (purpura or ecchymosis)

Serious side effects:

  • Increased level of calcium in the blood or urine (usually when too much gel has been used). Signs of increased calcium in blood include excessive secretion of urine, constipation, muscle weakness, confusion, and coma.

This is not an exhaustive list, and other side effects may occur. If you experience any unusual or severe side effects while taking Dovobet gel,  contact your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Do not use Dovobet gel if you are allergic to calcipotriol, clobetasol, or any other ingredients in the medication.

Inform your healthcare provider about your medical history before using Dovobet gel, especially regarding:

  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Weakened immune system (increases risk of infection)
  • Psoriasis vulgaris (plaque psoriasis) - Dovobet is not for all types of psoriasis.
  • Skin infection (Dovobet may worsen infections)

Be aware that Dovobet gel may cause side effects, including:

  • Burning, stinging, itching, or irritation at the application site (usually mild and temporary)
  • Skin thinning or softening
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Acne
  • Stretch marks
  • Changes in skin color

Signs of a skin infection (worsening redness, swelling, or pus)

Signs of adrenal gland suppression (weakness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite)

Consult your healthcare provider before using Dovobet gel if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Dovobet gel may harm a developing baby and it is unknown if it passes into breast milk.

Dovobet gel does not increase sun sensitivity, but limits unnecessary sun exposure and uses sunscreen for skin protection.

Avoid getting Dovobet gel in your eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

Brand Name:

Dovobet Gel

Generic name:

Calcipotriol/Betamethasone Dipropionate

Other Names:

Dovobet Gel

Strength(s): 0.005/0.05%
Quantities Available: 60


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