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All about: Dovonex

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Generic name: Calcipotriene
Brand names: Dovonex

Why is Dovonex prescribed?

Dovonex is prescribed to help clear up the scaly skin condition known as psoriasis. A synthetic form of vitamin D, it is available in cream and ointment form, and in a liquid for the scalp.

Most important fact about Dovonex

You're likely to begin seeing improvement after 2 weeks of therapy. After 8 weeks of twice daily application to the skin, 70 percent of patients enjoy marked improvement, and over 10 percent clear up completely.

How should you take Dovonex?

Dovonex is for external use only. Avoid contact with the face or eyes.

For psoriasis on the skin, gently and completely rub a thin layer of the cream or ointment into the affected areas.

For psoriasis on the scalp, first comb the hair to remove scaly debris, then gently and completely rub the scalp solution into the affected areas. Avoid getting the solution on your forehead or unaffected parts of the scalp.

Wash your hands after each application.

--If you miss a dose...

Apply the forgotten dose 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 schedule.

--Storage instructions...

All forms of Dovonex may be stored at room temperature. Do not freeze. Keep the scalp lotion away from sunlight.

What side effects may occur?

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Dovonex.

  • More common side effects may include:
    Burning, itching, skin irritation, tingling

Why should Dovonex not be prescribed?

Do not use Dovonex on the face. Avoid Dovonex if it causes an allergic reaction, if you are suffering from vitamin D toxicity, or if you have high levels of calcium in the blood.

Special warnings about Dovonex

Dovonex should be used only for psoriasis. If skin irritation develops, stop using the drug and check with your doctor immediately.

Dovonex is not approved for use in children.

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Dovonex

No interactions with Dovonex have been reported.

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

The effects of Dovonex during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.

It's not known whether Dovonex appears in breast milk. Because it may, you should use Dovonex with caution while breastfeeding.

Recommended dosage

ADULTS

Ointment

Apply a thin layer to affected areas once or twice daily.

Cream and Scalp Solution

Apply to affected areas twice a day.

Overdosage

Excessive use of Dovonex can lead to elevated levels of calcium in the blood. Warning signs of this condition include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and frequent urination. If you suspect an overdose, check with your doctor immediately.

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