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Dovobet Gel 60g

Dovobet Gel & Ointment

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Dovobet - Prescription Psoriasis Treatment

Dovobet Gel and Ointment contain a powerful corticosteroid to help adults treat flare-ups of mild to moderate psoriasis affecting the skin, including the scalp. Applying Dovobet once a day can ease irritation and inflammation and reduce dry, flaky skin. 

If you are over 18 years and have a previous prescription of Dovobet from your GP to treat psoriasis why not buy your treatment online from The Independent Pharmacy. Get your prescription delivered to your door by completing a short online consultation for our medical team.

Dovobet Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Dovobet and what is it used for?

At The Independent Pharmacy you can buy both Dovobet gel and ointment. Both products contain the active ingredients calcipotriol and betamethasone to soothe and reduce dry, flaky skin caused by mild to moderate psoriasis. 

Dovobet gel has been specifically designed to treat scalp psoriasis in adults but like the ointment can also be used to treat plaque psoriasis on other areas of the body.

 

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches to develop on the skin. The patches can vary from person to person but most commonly affect the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back. 

Psoriasis is caused by an overproduction of skin cells, that instead of being made and replaced every 3 to 4 weeks, in psoriasis this happens every 3 to 7 days. This process results in a build-up of skin cells.

There is currently no cure for psoriasis, but there are a range of treatments that can improve symptoms and the appearance of skin patches, including treatments such as Dovobet. 

 

How does Dovobet work?

Dovobet contains two active ingredients. Calcipotriol, which is a form of vitamin D that when applied to the skin reduces the rate in which skin cells are produced reducing the patches of psoriasis. 

It also contains a corticosteroid called betamethasone which eases the irritation caused by psoriasis by reducing inflammation and the itching sensation. Most people will notice a visible improvement to their skin within 2 weeks. 

 

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*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How to use Dovobet

Dovobet should only be applied directly to the skin that is affected by psoriasis. It can be used by adults over the age of 18 years.

You will need to apply either Dovobet gel or ointment once a day. Initial treatment will be between 4-8 weeks depending on the areas affected. 

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet before starting treatment with either product. 

 

How to apply to the skin on the body using Dovobet Gel or Ointment 

  1. Shake the bottle before use and remove the cap, on the ointment check the seal is broken. 
  2. Squeeze out onto a clean finger.
  3. Apply to the affected area with your fingertips, rub it in gently until the area affected is covered by a thin layer of gel or the ointment has disappeared. Do not bandage or wrap the treated skin area.
  4. Wash your hands well after using Dovobet but do not take a shower or bath immediately after application. 

 

How to apply to the scalp using Dovobet Gel

Do not apply Dovobet ointment to the scalp or the face.

  1. Shake the bottle well and before applying, comb the hair to remove any loose scales.
  2. Tilt your head to make sure the gel does not run onto your face. 
  3. Apply a drop of gel to the fingertip and rub it in gently to the affected areas of the scalp.
  4. Do not wash the hair immediately after applying. It may be better to apply it at night so it can be left on the scalp overnight. 
  5. When washing your hair the following day you may want to leave the shampoo for a couple of minutes before rinsing.

Dovobet side effects

Some people may experience side effects when using Dovobet gel or ointment. They will normally resolve once treatment is stopped. If you do not notice an improvement to your symptoms or you are concerned you should speak to a pharmacist or doctor for advice. 

The most common side effects are:

  • Itching
  • Inflammation or irritation of the skin
  • Dry skin
  • Acne

Although it is uncommon some people may experience severe side effects such as cataracts or infections. Some people may also experience an allergic reaction. In these circumstances you must seek immediate medical attention either by calling 999 or by attending your nearest emergency department. 

Please take time to read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Dovobet.

Dovobet ingredients

Both Dovobet gel and ointment contain the active ingredients: Each 1 gram contains 50 micrograms of calcipotriol and 0.5 mg of betamethasone. 

Both Dovobet gel and ointment also contain the inactive ingredients: liquid paraffin, polyoxypropylene stearyl ether, hydrogenated castor oil, butylhydroxytoluene (E321), all-rac-α-tocopherol.

Dovobet ointment also contains the inactive ingredient: Soft white paraffin

Dovobet warnings

Before using Dovobet you should make sure you have read and understood the entire content of the Patient Information Leaflet

  • Dovobet contains betamethasone which is a steroid and should not be applied to skin that is infected by bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungus. 
  • Dovobet should not be applied to any broken skin or ulcers as well as skin conditions such as acne or rosacea. 
  • If you have erythrodermic, exfoliative, pustular or guttate psoriasis you should speak to a doctor before using Dovobet. 
  • Try to avoid exposing skin to large amounts of sunlight or UV light when using Dovobet. 
  • Do not smoke or exposure yourself to naked flames when using Dovobet as it may be flammable. You should also increase the frequency of washing clothing and bedding that come into contact with your skin as Dovobet can build up within them. 
  • If you are taking or using any other medicine prescribed or non-prescribed please speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Dovobet.

 

Dovobet & pregnancy

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for guidance before using this medicine. If your doctor has agreed that you can breastfeed, do not apply Dovobet to the breasts.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Psoriasis?

Our UK based support team can help, email us at support@theindependentpharmacy.co.uk.

Dovobet Gel & Ointment Reviews

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 27-01-2021

Last modified on: 27-01-2021


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

Reviewed By:

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Andy Boysan

BPharm

Reviewed on: 27-01-2021

Next review date: 27-01-2023


Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.


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