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  • Generic Name: (betamethasone dipropionate)
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  • Last Revised: 03/2016
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Sernivo Spray is a medicine used to treat mild to moderate plaque psoriasis (a disorder in which skin grows and replaces itself too rapidly, causing a buildup of red, thickened areas [plaques] covered with silvery scales). Sernivo Spray is applied topically (on the skin).

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Sernivo Spray works by reducing skin irritation, such as swelling and itching.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: Sernivo Spray may help clear or relieve symptoms of plaque psoriasis.

      When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you use Sernivo Spray exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may feel an improvement in your symptoms once you begin using Sernivo Spray. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      More common side effects may include: application site reactions (such as itching, burning, stinging, pain, or thinning of the skin).

      Less common side effects may include:

      Adrenal insufficiency (a disorder where the body does not make enough of certain hormones), with symptoms such as tiredness that worsens and does not go away, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, muscle weakness, irritability and depression, loss of appetite, or weight loss.

      Cushing's syndrome (a hormone disorder), with symptoms such as weight gain, especially around your upper back and midsection; slow healing of cuts, insect bites, and infections; tiredness and muscle weakness; depression, anxiety, and irritability; roundness of your face (moon face); or new or worsening high blood pressure.

      High blood sugar, with symptoms such as excessive thirst, an increase in urination, increased appetite, weakness, confusion, fruity smelling breath, or feeling sick to your stomach.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not use Sernivo Spray if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Sernivo Spray. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have thinning of the skin on the treatment area.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults: Apply to the affected area(s) twice a day.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Use Sernivo Spray exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use it more often without first talking to your healthcare provider.

      Shake well before use.

      Rub Sernivo Spray in gently.

      Use Sernivo Spray for the shortest amount of time needed to treat your condition, for up to 4 weeks. Do not use Sernivo Spray for longer than 4 straight weeks.

      Please review the instructions that come with your prescription on how to properly use the spray.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not get Sernivo Spray in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

      Do not use Sernivo Spray on your face, scalp, underarms, groin, or areas where your skin may touch or rub together.

      Do not use if there is thinning of the skin on the treatment area.

      Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated skin area, unless your healthcare provider tells you to.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      No significant interactions have been reported with Sernivo Spray at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      The effects of Sernivo Spray during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      If you miss a dose of Sernivo Spray, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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