Taclonex – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

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Taclonex is a combination medicine used to treat plaque psoriasis. It contains a combination of betamethasone and calcipotriene. Betamethasone is a steroid that works by inhibiting the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Calcipotriene, on the other hand, is a form of vitamin D. It works by reducing the rate of skin cell reproduction.

Taclonex reduces redness, thickening, and scaling of the skin. It is available as a topical medicine applied on the skin or the scalp. However, it may only be used on the scalp in children who are at least 12 years old.

Taclonex should not be used by people who are allergic to betamethasone or calcipotriene. This medicine is also not suitable for everyone. Before using this medicine, tell the doctor if you:

  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are receiving phototherapy or ultraviolet (UV) light treatments
  • have hypercalcemia or elevated levels of calcium in the blood
  • have a history of kidney stones
  • have liver disease
  • have kidney disease
  • have severe forms of psoriasis, particularly with pus, skin peeling, or severe redness
  • have a skin infection

Known side effects of Taclonex

The common side effects of Taclonex include redness, itching, burning, or irritation of the skin. Although these side effects are not serious, they need immediate medical help if they do not go away. Taclonex also comes with serious side effects, such as skin discoloration, stretch marks, swelling or inflammation of the hair pores, and worsening of psoriasis. These side effects need immediate medical attention as soon as they manifest.

Although not common, Taclonex can also cause a serious allergic reaction. Report to your doctor immediately if you experience one of these symptoms: skin rash, itching or swelling of the hands, feet, face, tongue, trouble breathing, or severe dizziness. Taclonex may also cause an increase in the level of calcium in the blood.

Topical steroid medicine like Taclonex can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body. These may include weight gain, slow wound healing, thinning skin, increased body hair, irregular menstrual periods, changes in sexual function, muscle weakness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and feeling irritable.

Body systems that may be harmed by Taclonex

The body systems that may be harmed by Taclonex include the integumentary, nervous, metabolic, endocrine, hematologic, and respiratory systems.

Food items or nutrients that may prevent Taclonex’ side effects

The following food items may help prevent and treat anxiety, one of the possible side effects of Taclonex use:

  • Avocados
  • Blueberries
  • Chamomile tea
  • Eggs
  • Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as tuna, salmon, walnuts, and flaxseeds
  • Magnesium-rich foods like spinach and other dark leafy greens
  • Oats
  • Vitamin c-rich foods like oranges
  • Whole grains

Treatments, management plans for the Taclonex’ side effects

Rashes, one of the side effects of Taclonex, can be treated naturally by:

  • Applying aloe vera
  • Applying apple cider vinegar
  • Applying calendula oil
  • Applying chamomile oil
  • Applying olive oil
  • Drinking coriander juice
  • Taking an oatmeal bath
  • Using a cold compress
  • Using a mixture of baking soda with some coconut oil
  • Using neem leaf extract

Where to learn more

Summary

Taclonex is a combination medicine used to treat plaque psoriasis.

Taclonex contains a combination of betamethasone and calcipotriene.

Taclonex works by reducing redness, thickening, and scaling of the skin.

Taclonex commonly causes redness, itching, burning, or irritation of the skin.

Taclonex may also cause serious side effects, such as skin discoloration, stretch marks, swelling or inflammation of the hair pores, and worsening of psoriasis.

Taclonex may cause steroid side effects throughout the body, such as weight gain, slow wound healing, thinning skin, increased body hair, irregular menstrual periods, changes in sexual function, muscle weakness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and feeling irritable.

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