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Taclonex Side Effects

Generic Name: betamethasone / calcipotriene topical

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 3, 2020.

Note: This document contains side effect information about betamethasone / calcipotriene topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Taclonex.

For the Consumer

Applies to betamethasone/calcipotriene topical: topical application foam, topical application ointment, topical application suspension

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, betamethasone/calcipotriene topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking betamethasone / calcipotriene topical:

Less common

  • Burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas
  • burning sensation of the skin
  • flushing or redness of the skin
  • itching skin
  • pus at the root of the hair
  • red, scaling, or crusted skin
  • scaly rash
  • skin irritation
  • thinning of the skin with easy bruising
  • unusually warm skin

Rare

  • Body aches or pain
  • chills
  • cough
  • darkening of the skin
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with breathing
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • lightening of normal skin color
  • lightening of the treated areas of dark skin
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of voice
  • muscle aches and pains
  • nausea
  • raised, dark red, or wart-like spots on the skin
  • red, sore eyes
  • shivering
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • spots on your skin that look like a blister or pimple
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • sweating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • worsening of psoriasis

Incidence not known

  • Blindness
  • blurred vision
  • burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  • decreased vision
  • eye pain
  • tearing

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of betamethasone / calcipotriene topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  • Bruising
  • large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  • pain

Rare

Incidence not known

  • Dryness of the skin
  • reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  • redness and scaling around the mouth

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to betamethasone / calcipotriene topical: topical foam, topical ointment, topical suspension

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Pruritus (17%)

Common (1% to 10%): Skin exfoliation

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Skin infection, folliculitis, skin atrophy, exacerbation of psoriasis, dermatitis, erythema, rash (e.g., exfoliative, papular, pustular), purpura, ecchymosis, skin burning sensation, skin irritation

Rare (less than 0.1%): Furuncle, pustular psoriasis, skin striae, photosensitivity reaction, acne, dry skin[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (16%)[Ref]

Metabolic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypercalcemia, hyperglycemia[Ref]

Endocrine

Very common (10% or more): Adrenal suppression (15%)

Rare (less than 0.1%): Cushing's syndrome[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypersensitivity[Ref]

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Nasopharyngitis (11%)

Common (1% to 10%): Upper respiratory tract infection[Ref]

Local

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Application site pigmentation changes, application site pain/burning[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Vision blurred[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Enstilar (betamethasone-calcipotriene topical (betamethasone-calcipotriol topical))." Leo Pharma Inc, Parsippany, NY.

2. "Product Information. Taclonex (betamethasone-calcipotriene topical (betamethasone-calcipotriol topical))." Leo Pharma Inc, Parsippany, NY.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.