Dovobet® (Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Dipropionate) - A - Detailing from Skin Therapy Letter

 

Dovobet® (Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Dipropionate)

 

 

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  • It is probably the single most effective topical therapy available for psoriasis, so patients are generally prepared to pay for this.
  • It is somewhat more expensive than the equivalent potent topical steroid, but the rapid and significant improvement in quality of life in many patients leads many patients and physicians to rate Dovobet as being of very high value.
  • The wholesale price of the 120 gram tube is $192.00. This would be enough ointment to treat a patient with 8 palm sized lesions for 4 weeks or to treat a patient with 4 palm sized lesions for 2 rounds of 4 week treatments.
  • Dovobet should be used within 12 months of opening the tube to ensure stability.
  • Dovobet is covered by most private drug plans in Canada.