Our Journey with DUOBRII Lotion – Making Our Doctor’s Appointment

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Inmar, Inc. and Ortho Dermatologics. I am working with the makers of DUOBRII® (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) Lotion, 0.01%/0.045% in 2021. All opinions are mine alone. #ad #TryDUOBRII #DUOBRII

What is Plaque Psoriasis?

Our Continued Journey to Plaque Psoriasis Treatment

Recently, I introduced you all to our journey to plaque psoriasis treatment with DUOBRII Lotion, from Ortho Dermatologics. 

Both my boyfriend and I suffer from this condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. 

What is Plaque Psoriasis?

For those of you who aren’t aware, plaque psoriasis is an auto-immune disease in which patients shed their skin too quickly, causing dead skin cells to pile up on the surface. Normal skin cell turnover usually takes about a month, but for patients with psoriasis the turnover can happen in only a few days. Triggers can include infections, stress and cold. When you’re inside and covered up, it might not bother you so much; but come summertime or a tropical vacation, everything changes. My boyfriend feels especially self conscious as his condition can be quite severe on his arms and back.

DUOBRII Lotion is a prescription medicine

Why DUOBRII Lotion?

DUOBRII Lotion is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat adults with plaque psoriasis. DUOBRII Lotion is the first and only topical psoriasis lotion that contains both halobetasol propionate and tazarotene in one formula. DUOBRII Lotion is FDA approved. Since DUOBRII Lotion is a prescription medicine, you need to make an appointment to talk with your doctor to see if it is right for you. If so, you’ll be given a prescription and can start treatment. 

Visit your doctor to discuss whether DUOBRII Lotion is right for you.

Whether you plan to discuss via tele-health, a phone call, or an in person visit, tell your doctor in detail about your condition and why you think DUOBRII Lotion may be right for you. For us, we plan to tell our doctor about our skin condition, and the numerous remedies we have already tried. We will also be explaining the triggers which cause flare ups of our condition (such as cold, stress and infections).

DUOBRII Lotion is a treatment that keeps on working even after you stop using it.

I’ve researched extensively as to the best potential option to address our skin condition and DUOBRII Lotion definitely seems right for us. I’ll be talking to my doctor about some of the research I’ve found on the DUOBRII Lotion website, such as the fact that DUOBRII Lotion is a treatment that keeps on working even after you stop using it. Clear or almost clear skin is possible in less than 8 weeks. Some patients achieved clear or almost clear skin by 2, 4, or 6 weeks. Over 40% of patients had clear or almost clear skin at 8 weeks across 2 clinical studies. I’m also impressed that DUOBRII Lotion is made of two well-known ingredients that work together to treat plaque psoriasis, while each ingredient reduces the side effects of the other. The strong anti-inflammatory agent (halobetasol propionate) works to clear plaques, while the retinoid tazarotene (a Vitamin A derivative) helps extend the clearing process even after stopping treatment. Tazarotene, one of the key ingredients in DUOBRII Lotion, has been shown to reduce the incidence of skin thinning associated with corticosteroids. Note that DUOBRII Lotion should be applied once a day, only until your psoriasis is under control. All other potent-to-superpotent steroids have time limits on dosing. Talk to your doctor if you experience side effects. 

Stay tuned for our results. We are looking forward to seeing if DUOBRII Lotion is right for us. Perhaps it is right for you too? Don’t wait, find out if DUOBRII Lotion can help with your plaque psoriasis. Make an appointment to talk to your doctor today. DUOBRII Lotion should not be used during pregnancy. *Individual results may vary. *Available by prescription only. 

What is DUOBRII® Lotion? 

DUOBRII (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) Lotion, 0.01%/0.045%, is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat adults with plaque psoriasis. It is not known if DUOBRII Lotion is safe and effective in children. 

Important Safety Information 

● DUOBRII Lotion is for use on the skin only; do not use it in your mouth, eyes, or vagina. What is the most important Information I should know about DUOBRII Lotion? 

DUOBRII Lotion may cause birth defects if used during pregnancy. 

A negative pregnancy test must be obtained before females of child-bearing age start using DUOBRII Lotion and they must use effective birth control during treatment. Begin treatment during a normal menstrual period. 

Stop using DUOBRII Lotion and tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant while using DUOBRII Lotion. 

Before you use DUOBRII Lotion, tell your healthcare provider if you: 

● have eczema or any other skin problems, including skin infections, which may need to be treated before using DUOBRII. 

● have diabetes, adrenal gland problems or liver problems. 

● are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. If you use DUOBRII and breastfeed, do not apply DUOBRII to your nipple area. 

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 

● Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take corticosteroids by mouth or injection or use other skin products that contain corticosteroids. 

● Ask your healthcare provider for a list of medicines that may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight

What should I avoid during treatment with DUOBRII? 

● To avoid a severe sunburn, avoid sunlight, including sunlamps and tanning beds, as much as possible, and use sunscreen, protective clothing and a hat while in sunlight. Talk to your healthcare provider if you get sunburn, and do not use DUOBRII Lotion until your sunburn is healed. 

● Avoid using DUOBRII on skin with eczema because it may cause severe irritation. 

DUOBRII may cause side effects, including: 

If too much DUOBRII passes through your skin it can cause adrenal glands to stop working

Cushing’s syndrome, a condition from too much exposure to the hormone cortisol 

High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)

● Effects of growth and weight in children 

Skin irritation. If you get too much skin irritation at the site of application, your healthcare provider may tell you to interrupt or stop using DUOBRII or to use it less often. 

Vision problems, including an increased chance of developing cataracts and glaucoma. Tell your healthcare provider about any vision problems during treatment. 

The most common side effects of DUOBRII Lotion include: redness, itching, swelling, burning, stinging, application site pain, inflamed hair follicles (folliculitis), thinning of the skin (atrophy), peeling and rash. 

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Ortho Dermatologics at 1-800-321-4576 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or visit www.fda.gov/medwatch. 

Please click here for full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information. 

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Talk to your doctor about DUOBRII Lotion today!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me, @lighttravelsfaster on behalf of Inmar, Inc. and Ortho Dermatologics.

~Eileen Rhein, esq. from @lighttravelsfaster

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