Persons who are using drugs that suppress the immune system (., corticosteroids) are more susceptible to infections than healthy individuals. Chickenpox and measles , for example, can have a more serious or even fatal course in susceptible children or adults using corticosteroids. In children or adults who have not had these diseases or been properly immunized, particular care should be taken to avoid exposure. How the dose, route, and duration of corticosteroid administration affect the risk of developing a disseminated infection is not known. The contribution of the underlying disease and/or prior corticosteroid treatment to the risk is also not known. If a patient is exposed to chickenpox, prophylaxis with varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) may be indicated. If a patient is exposed to measles, prophylaxis with pooled intramuscular immunoglobulin ( IG ) may be indicated (see the respective package inserts for complete VZIG and IG prescribing information). If chickenpox or measles develops, treatment with antiviral agents may be considered.
Apply Taclonex ® Topical Suspension to areas affected by psoriasis 1 time a day for up to 8 weeks. You should stop treatment when your plaque psoriasis is under control, unless your doctor gives you other instructions. If you are 18 years of age or older, you should not use more than 100 grams of Taclonex ® Topical Suspension in 1 week. If you are 12 to 17 years of age, you should not use more than 60 grams of Taclonex ® Topical Suspension in 1 week. Use Taclonex ® Topical Suspension exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.