Daivobet - Calcipotriol or calcipotriene is a synthetic derivative of calcitriol or Vitamin D. It is used in the treatment of psoriasis, marketed under the trade name Dovonex or Daivonex.
Daivobet is a moderately potent glucocorticoid steroid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Unlike other drugs with these effects, Daivobet does not cause water retention. It is applied as a topical cream, ointment, foam, lotion or gel to treat itching (e.g. from eczema). Daivobet sodium phosphate is sometimes prescribed as an intramuscular injection (I.M) for itching from various ailments including allergic reactions to poison ivy and similar plants.
The compound is available as a number of ester derivatives: Daivobet dipropionate (branded as Diprosone, Diprolene and others), sodium phosphate and valerate (branded as Betnovate, Celestone and others).
Initial topical treatment of stable plaque psoriasis vulgaris amenable to topical therapy.
Management of psoriasis vulgaris.
This combination medication is used to treat certain skin conditions such as psoriasis. It combines a chemical related to vitamin D (calcipotriol) with a corticosteroid (betamethasone) that reduces swelling/inflammation and itching. This product is not recommended for use in children.
Indications: Replacement therapy: Adrenal insufficiency.
Nonendocrine diseases: Rheumatoid arthirits.
Osteoarthritis, Acute gouty arthirits.
Collagen diseases e.
systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis nodosa, dermatomyositis, nephritic syndrome, glomerulonephritis and related diseases.
Severe allergic reactions e.
anaphylaxis, angioneurotic edema, urticaria and serum sickness and related diseases.
Autoimmune diseases e.
haemolytic anaemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, active chronic hepatitis and related diseases.
Other lung diseases e.
pulmonary edema, accelerate lung maturation and surfactant production in the foetus and prevent respiratory distress syndrome at birth.
Infective diseases e.
severe forms of tuberculosis, severe lepra reaction, certain forms of bacterial meningitis and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia with hypoxia in AIDS patients along with proper antibiotic c