Taclonex Dosage

When using Taclonex, your dosage will vary depending on which form of the drug has been prescribed. However, both forms are designed to be used once a day. The ointment should be not be used for longer than four weeks, and the suspension should be used for two weeks or until the area is cleared (but not longer than eight weeks).

An Introduction to Your Taclonex Dose

The dosage of Taclonex® (calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on which form of the medication is used (the ointment or the scalp suspension). As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Dosing for Taclonex Scalp Suspension

Taclonex scalp suspension should be applied once daily for two weeks or until the area is cleared, up to a maximum of eight weeks. Do not apply more than 100 grams each week (the product comes in 30- and 60-gram bottles). Shake the bottle well before each dose, and don't forget to wash your hands after use.
 
Even though this product is called “Taclonex Scalp Suspension,” it is approved for use on the body as well. 
 

Dosing for Taclonex Ointment

Taclonex ointment should be applied once daily for up to four weeks. Do not apply more than 100 grams each week (the product comes in 60- and 100-gram tubes). Do not apply the medicine to more than 30 percent of the body. Rub in gently and completely, then wash your hands (unless you are treating your hands).
 

General Information on Using Taclonex

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Taclonex include the following:
 
  • Do not apply Taclonex to the face, underarms, or groin areas.
     
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure (including both natural and artificial sun, such as tanning booths) on areas of the body where Taclonex has been applied.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Taclonex will not work if you stop using it.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Taclonex dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     

Taclonex Medication Information

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