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User Reviews for Betamethasone / calcipotriene topical to treat Plaque Psoriasis

Also known as: Taclonex, Enstilar, Wynzora, Dovobet, Taclonex Scalp

Betamethasone / calcipotriene topical has an average rating of 7.2 out of 10 from a total of 44 ratings for the treatment of Plaque Psoriasis. 61% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 23% reported a negative effect.

Betamethasone/calcipotriene topical Rating Summary

7.2/10 average rating

44 ratings from 47 user reviews.

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Reviews for Betamethasone / calcipotriene topical

Submuncher July 13, 2021

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “Over the years I have been prescribed many different treatments including blue light. some were better than others but none as effective as Enatilar. Prior to using Enstilar I rarely went out. The emotional journey and embarrassment about my appearance have been ongoing. My body is 50% covered in psoriasis including my hands, feet, face and scalp. The first time I used it the results were amazing within 7 days and stopped the treatment as I was elated with results. The psoriasis came back with a vengeance after about a month clear. The specialist suggested I try it again which I did. He suggested using it for the full 4 weeks even if it cleared and insisted I massage it in thoroughly. I was completely clear (bar a few small patches on legs) for six months. It recently came back and I completed another four weeks with just as amazing results. Enstilar has changed my life and increased my confidence. Use to the exact instructions of your doctor.”

10 / 10
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Geordielad · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 5, 2020

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I have literally tried everything and nothing has worked for plaque psoriasis. I was prescribed light therapy and methotrexate and a load of creams, pots and potions. Nothing ever worked. I went to the doctor and she put me on this stuff Enstilar and literally everything cleared up in around 2 weeks. Gone. Obviously the condition rises again when it's not used but it takes much longer to start showing. I use it now all over once a week and never have any trouble with the condition anymore. If you have not tried it yet, get on it!! Or should I say get it on you!”

10 / 10
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Jake May 3, 2021

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I live in London and a 60 gram dispenser costs me 12 bucks versus $1250 in the US. Having read some of the posts, yes the foam is cold but that's to preserve it and although it's a bit greasy it's nowhere near as bad as other creams I've tried over the years. This is definitely a miracle application. The best result is to apply it everyday for one week and then just once a week thereafter and you'll look totally normal and run to the beach!!”

10 / 10
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dreamcatcher · Taken for less than 1 month May 27, 2020

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I had spots of psoriasis on my forehead, scalp and behind my ear and I’ve had this condition since I was 4 years old (37 years). I’ve been prescribed different types of creams but they had little effect on clearing up my skin. I saw immediate effect after 3 days of using this foam and after a week it totally cleared up. It’s not just the flakes that cleared up but even the red patches are gone and the itch is gone too. It’s hard to apply it to my scalp as I cannot direct the nozzle in the right spot so I always need someone to help me with that. It’s the most expensive treatment I bought for psoriasis but it’s worth it!”

10 / 10
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Hitchedguide · Taken for less than 1 month April 5, 2021

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “Had mild to moderate psoriasis for 15 years tried every cream going even dovobet which was useless. After reading this forum learnt about enstillar so mentioned it to my doctor who prescribed 2x 60 mg cans of foam enstillar for use over a 4 week period. Noticed results within days. After week 1 developed nasty side effects, ie rashes and unbelievable itching that kept me awake at night. Even so stuck with the once daily treatment and by week 4 psoriasis was almost gone. After week 5 side effects went together with any remaining psoriasis. This really is a miracle treatment. I read how many people found the application of the foam as greasy but if you want it enough you put up with it, and yes it even got rid of my scalp psoriasis which was also in my ears.”

10 / 10
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Emily R · Taken for less than 1 month June 14, 2019

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I have had severe psoriasis since I was 7 years old and would argue my quality of life has been effected as a result. Upon going back to the GP after a 5 year hiatus in steroid creams, UVA/UVB and preparation for cyclosporin, my GP recommended this as one last shot before autoimmune suppressors. WOW I’ve used three applications over three nights and there is barely any visible redness to my skin. The splits in my skin have begun to heal and I am literally scale-free at this moment in time. I would argue that compared to a lifetime of pain, low self-esteem and bloodied bedsheets, a couple of weeks with Enstilar smeared in your body shouldn’t off put you. NB) I get this medication for £9 on the NHS, but I’ve been told it retails to the NHS for around £75.”

9 / 10
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Julia M. · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 25, 2019

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I use Enstilar for my plague scalp psoriasis. Its super expensive w/put insurance, like $1,080! But the actual foam itself is good. Didn’t completely clear up my scalp but definitely helps! Still have problematic spots all over but it has broken down majority of my plague, I say plague because my scalp was 90% covered in like a giant thick plaque and I felt like I had the plague. I used this everyday for 3 weeks, made my fine hair, tacky and sticky. Tried plain old Dawn Dish soap, used it in the shower, a few times, and did normal shampoo/cond. routine after, and it helped SO MUCH!! I will say though it dried my scalp out, so I wouldn’t use it every day. But also I found that heating some Coconut oil, the one that’s safe for cooking AND beauty use, up in the microwave, applying it to your hair with the Enstilar on it, before a shower, letting it soak in, then shower, WORKS AWESOME! Hope this helps anyone who is looking for a way to get this scaley stuff out of their hair!”

8 / 10
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Al · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 30, 2020

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “Used the foam and saw results almost immediately. Permanently cleared a patch on my knee and cleared up my elbows. Then it came back harder than before. Elbows need to be treated almost daily and now new patches have appeared on my lower back. They were never there before. Running low on my can, but I don't think I'll refill due to pricing. It's just ridiculous. Great product, but I think your body gets used to it.”

5 / 10
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John · Taken for 5 to 10 years March 12, 2020

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “Enstilar is brilliant in the fact that it clears psoriasis fast however, the problem with all these steroid based skin treatments arises once you stop using them. The psoriasis returns with a vengeance, coming back faster and harder than before. According to my doctor, the way to use Enstilar is to hit the psoriasis hard and fast until skin is clear and then use nothing more than moisturizer until the psoriasis returns and then repeat as before. This is terrible advise on a scaffold. I would be plagued with thick scaly skin for most of the year all year. The only treatment that works for psoriasis is very, very, very slow however, is always one step forward and is none other than plain old Calcipotriol (synthetic vitamin D). Enstilar as with all other steroid based treatments is always one step forward and two steps back. My doctor's are reluctant for me to carry on using Calcipotriol on a permanent basis even though they have told me that using Calcipotriol indefinitely is fine.”

1 / 10
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Artsy · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 11, 2021

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I had moderate Psoriasis plaques on my elbows, knees and legs. My dermatologist asked me to try Enstilar. As soon as I started using it, the Psoriasis immediately disappeared but when the product finished and I stopped applying, the Psoriasis came back with a very strong backlash. I developed a lot of new plaques all over my body and very aggressive. I truly ask for any doctor to stop prescribing this drug. It should be re-evaluated as an effective treatment drug. I had a much worsening condition after using it. Do not use it !!!”

2 / 10
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TL3 · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 30, 2020

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “Tried Enstilar foam for my psoriasis but it is too expensive, too greasy, too messy and too much is wasted when spraying. It goes everywhere. Why should hands be used to apply it? Can't a product for psoriosis be applied as a roll-on or sponge tip applicator so no hands are needed to rub into infected areas?”

3 / 10
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Ironhead December 11, 2019

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I've been using this drug for a couple years on my now mostly knees and elbows. It really works well. No more scaly skin in my bed or bloody sheets. I just can't believe the cost some people have claimed to pay. I live in Canada with the Ironworkers drug plan and I pay 18 dollars. Thank you Canada!”

9 / 10
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Sarah · Taken for less than 1 month November 12, 2019

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I have been using this product Enstilar for my hands and on top of toes for 2 weeks and it seems to be working really well I am almost cleared up. The only problem I have is the price. No medication should cost $1100. I had to pay$ 998.00 for this Medication. I am not going to be able to get a refill because I can't afford it.”

5 / 10
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Tinker Bell · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 18, 2020

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I have been on almost every lotion, cream and shampoo for psoriasis. New Dermatologist gave me full size sample of Enstilar. After 9 years of picking , scratching and cussing I cried with happiness. After less than a week my ears were clear. No itching, burning or picking . My primary Dr. said it's a miracle. I agree. Now it's time for more and I know my insurance won't cover this so I checked out out of pocket cost I almost had a stroke and heart attack. Without insurance it's up toward $3000.00. With a RX discount card it's $1200 - 1600.00 . I guess my ears will start looking like a vacant lot with 4 ft of tall grass.. NASTY. Any help would be appreciated I'm too old to die like this. ”

10 / 10
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Nicky · Taken for less than 1 month February 25, 2021

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I suffer with severe atopic dermatitis . Over a year ago I developed psoriasis on my scalp, behind ears & forehead! I had been to my GP many times, he just kept telling me it was my eczema that had affected this and triggered it ! He just kept prescribing me steroid creams . I eventually got a dermatology appointment in the hospital. They prescribed me enstilar, and no joke, after one application it removed all flakes and hard lumpy skin on my scalp . 4 days of using it and my psoriasis is completely gone! Even the itch & the redness!! I will continue to use this once a week to keep it all at bay . But I would 100000% recommend it .”

10 / 10
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meg August 17, 2019

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I'm mad because Enstilar worked SO WELL for my psoriasis in just 12 hours - which means I have to continue to cake up my hair with this greasy product. I wore a thick cotton headband over the area I applied the product so I didn't ruin my bed sheets. The next day I washed my hair 6 different ways and barely got all the product out. I recommend Dawn dish soap. Its the best I could get my hands on to get it out.”

8 / 10
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Roxchic · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 18, 2018

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “I have severe psoriasis. Winter and stress make it worse. Nothing helped until I used this. I had psoriasis on my ear which would crack. In 24 hrs the spot was gone. The rest of my body over 4 weeks was immensely better like almost gone. Combining it with light therapy which I had to stop due to cost had amazing results. Almost 100% clearing. It is a little messy but a few ruined bedsheets and frustrating mess is worth the clearing I had with this.”

9 / 10
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JB · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 16, 2018

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “Its the only thing that has worked. It cleared up on my arm fast and is completely gone. I have one spot left thats not completely gone on my head, but its not getting worse. NO side effects with this medication.”

9 / 10
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AJ · Taken for less than 1 month June 25, 2019

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “So I've been using Enstilar for just about 2 weeks and I have noticed a significant clearing of the Plaque build up on my Elbows and behind the my knees. Also it has completely cleared the psoriasis in and around my ears with 3 applications! I actually noticed a change 24 hours after the first application. I was hesitant at first because my insurance will not cover the entire cost and the co-pay card did not help much. But, I'm glad I bit the bullet and had the prescription filled. I haven't worn shorts or short sleeves in a year and thought to myself, well $200 for some self confidence is a small price to pay.”

9 / 10
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Scalpme November 12, 2017

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “ENSTILAR 1. Expensive One 60g foam costs; w/o insurance =$1000.+ w/good insurance =$500.+ Insurance + coupon =$100.+ 2. Dosage Daily for 4+ weeks Usual 60g EVERY 4 days 3. Total Costs 4 weeks = 120days/4 =30 cans w/o insurance $1000x30=$30,000 w/good insurance $500x30=$15,000 Insurance + coupon $100x30=$3,000 4. Effectiveness Approximately 4-6 months +/-”

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Wooster7777 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 4, 2017

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “like others have said, it's a foam but it's sticky like glue. It's helps a little bit in keeping flare ups at bay and it may get rid of some very small spots, but it's not going to do much for any large inflamed patches.”

3 / 10
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joe m · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 21, 2019

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “Been using Enstilar for about 4 years... @ first it was used primarily as a touch up for Enbrel and worked great .. But... I fell off the Enbrell wagon due to the leg sting, injector aversion and a royal pain in the butt co pay assistance program. What a yank! Now just on Enstilar and seeking a decent base drug to build on as even though it helps greatly with plaques and redness I just don't think Enstilar is a qualified continuous base treatment for this condition.”

9 / 10
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Kik · Taken for less than 1 month April 1, 2021

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “This is my second review...update... It's been about 30 days since I stopped using Enstilar and the skin where I applied it is awful. It's destroyed my skin. It doesn't look or feel like skin anymore - it's more like cheap bonded leather. I'm going to write about my dreadful experience with this product to the lazy dermatologist who prescribed it to me. I couldn't be more upset.”

1 / 10
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MB · Taken for less than 1 month March 15, 2021

Enstilar (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “Don't waste your time buying the foam. It comes out ice cold hardly, evaporates instantly and you will need a can just to cover affected areas. I called to complain, they said that is how it comes out and even said that many people have complained about same issue.”

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Shorty · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 3, 2019

Taclonex (betamethasone / calcipotriene): “After experiencing severe dandruff, scaling and occasional itching that would not go away using over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, I made a trip to my dermatologist. Was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp. I was prescribed Talconex, which has worked wonders. After just one use, my scalp was almost cleared of all scale and flaking. After using daily for one week, it completely cleared. When is cleared completely, I stop using it and just use over-the-counter dandruff shampoo to keep it under control. When it starts flaring up again, I go right back to the Taclonex and once again when it is cleared completely, I stop using it and just use over-the-counter dandruff shampoo to keep it under control. When it starts flaring up again, I go right back to the Talconex and it clears it right up again.”

10 / 10
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