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

It started on his head, in his scalp. Dry skin is what we thought and I bought soothing shampoos and conditioners. Later he noticed red patches on his elbows and knees, he thought it was simply a rash. Maybe we switched laundry detergent or something from the garden brushed up against his skin. When it didn’t go away with over the counter lotions and creams, he decided to get medical help.

My sweetheart Matthew has plaque psoriasis. What is plaque psoriasis? Simply put, it’s a buildup of skin cells that form scales and itchy, dry patches. It’s a chronic autoimmune skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells.

Matt has tried many things, he’s bought all of the books on nutrition and using probiotics to solve this. He even drank the celery juice for weeks, yuck. He tried salt and light therapy. We have a cabinet full of essential oils all recommended for skin health. The only thing that has worked for him has been a dermatologist recommended topical treatment. Yes eating healthy and getting some sunlight is good for you, but this is serious and requires medical intervention by an expert.

We live on the beach, we wear bikinis and board shorts all summer. Before Matt visited his dermatologist, he covered up. He wore jeans and long sleeved tees in 100 degree South Carolina weather. It’s an embarrassing condition. Our boys love to swim, he was too embarrassed to wear a bathing suit and get in the ocean with them. This was terrible for him, but since treatment he has gotten his swagger back. He even rocks the matching board shorts with the boys!

Try all of the natural remedies, I love when natural remedies work. I love that a shot of apple cider vinegar can calm heartburn. If it doesn’t work, don’t be afraid to call your doctor or get a referral to see a dermatologist. Ask about topical prescriptions. Ask about DUOBRII Lotion, a prescription treatment for adults with plaque psoriasis from Ortho Dermatologics.

Here’s some medical information I found about DUOBRII Lotion. Research it and ask your doctor if it’s right for you! It’s a moisturizing lotion that you rub on your psoriasis plaques once a day (as long as well tolerated) until your psoriasis plaques are under control, it’s non greasy. 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.

DUOBRII Lotion is the first-of-its-kind, it is made of two well-known ingredients that work together to treat plaque psoriasis. Each ingredient reduces the side effects of the other.

Please talk to your doctor if you experience side effects with this lotion, or any other prescription.

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

Cost-because that’s super important: most eligible commercially insured patients pay as little as a $25 co-pay. For eligible patients whose commercial insurance does not cover DUOBRII Lotion, patients will pay as little as a $65 co- pay.

Psoriasis is awful. There are treatment options available, please don’t cover up. Get clear and go to the beach and enjoy it. It’s 2021, we need to enjoy life more!

This was a partnership with DUOBRII Lotion but all opinions are my own. Also, I got Matt’s permission to talk about his skin. He just wants other people to get help too!

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. DUO.0324.USA.20