Medication information

Dovobet 500+50mcg/g gel

This product is a combination of drugs. It contains, among others, an anti-inflammatory drug from the cortisone family (corticosteroid). Typically, it is used for psoriasis. It requires several days to take effect.


The product in the bottle should be shaken before each use. The product with an applicator does not need to be shaken.

The product with an applicator has to be assembled and primed before the first use. To prime, gently push up on the center of the plunger while squeezing the lever until you see gel at the nozzle tip.

This product is to be applied to the skin. To use:

  • apply a sufficient amount of product and limit the application to the affected area;
  • rub it in gently with your fingertips or with the applicator.

Wash your hands after applying the medication - unless, obviously, you applied the medication on your hands!
Wipe the applicator with a dry tissue after use.

If this product is to be applied to the scalp, you do not need to wash your hair before applying it, and do not wash them immediately after. Rub it in gently with your fingers or the applicator.

Do not let this product come in contact with your eyes or lips. Do not apply it on skin that has been cut or scratched.

It is not advisable to bandage or cover the treated area.

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • occasionally, it may cause stinging and/or itching;
  • it may make your skin more sensitive to UV rays (e.g., sunlight, tanning lamps) - avoid exposure to UV rays as much as possible and protect yourself when out in the sun;
  • it may cause local redness;
  • it may cause local irritation.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your health care professional. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.


As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Once opened, the product must be used within 6 months. Any unused portion should be discarded.

General notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you're pregnant or want to become pregnant, or if you're breastfeeding;
  • If you use tobacco or cannabis or its derivatives, or if you use recreational drugs;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.

It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.