Dovonex Solution (Calcipotriol)

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Dovonex Solution Brand
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0.005%
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Drug Description

Indications

Dovonex solution is a synthetic topical medication used to treat plaque psoriasis, including chronic, moderately severe psoriasis of the scalp. It may be used alone or in combination with other medications (topical corticosteroid, cyclosporin A, or acitretin).

Dovonex solution contains the active ingredient Calcipotriol, which is a synthetic vitamin D3 derivative. It works by reducing inflammation and slowing down the excessive production of skin cells, which helps to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis and scalp psoriasis.

Calcipotriol is only for use on the skin and scalp and should not be used in other parts of the body, such as the eyes, nose, mouth, or inside the vagina.

Use and Dosage

Dovonex Solution should only be applied to the affected areas of the scalp, on the skin, and not on the face or any other unaffected area of the body.

Before applying, comb your hair to remove scaly flakes. Gently rub the medication into the affected areas of the scalp twice a day or as directed by your doctor. Be careful not to let any of the solution spread onto your forehead or any other unaffected area. After application, wash your hands thoroughly. Avoid getting medication in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse the affected area with plenty of water.

Do not use the medication more often or for longer than prescribed by your healthcare provider, as this may increase the risk of side effects. Use Dovonex Solution regularly at the same times each day to get the most benefit from it. If your skin condition does not improve or worsens, inform your doctor. Improvement in your skin condition should typically be observed after two weeks of treatment.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Dovonex Solution (Calcipotriol):

  • Burning
  • Dry skin
  • Irritation at the application site
  • Itching or
  • Peeling
  • Rash
  • Redness
  • Stinging
  • Tingling

Serious Side Effects of Dovonex Solution (Calcipotriol):

  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives
  • Increased thirst or urination
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Severe burning, stinging, skin rash, or other irritation after applying the medicine
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Worsening of your skin condition

Forms and Strength

Dovonex Solution (Calcipotriol) is available in the following forms and strength:

Dovonex Solution: Solution

  • 0.005%

Cautions

  • Skin irritation: Dovonex Solution can cause skin irritation as a possible side effect, and caution is advised to those with sensitive skin or a history of skin reactions.
  • Flammability: Dovonex Solution is flammable, and caution should be exercised while using it near open flames or heat sources.
  • Allergic reaction: Some people may experience an allergic reaction to Dovonex Solution and should stop using it and seek medical attention if they develop symptoms such as rash, itching, or swelling.
  • Interactions with other medications: Dovonex Solution may interact with other medications and inform your healthcare provider about all medications and supplements you are taking before using it.
  • Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women: Dovonex Solution is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless advised by a healthcare provider, as it may cause harm to the fetus or the nursing infant.
  • Caution advised for children: Dovonex Solution should be used with caution and only under the supervision of a healthcare provider for children, as the safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients are not established.
  • Use with caution in patients with kidney disease: Patients with renal impairment may be at risk of developing hypercalcemia with the use of calcipotriene, and caution is advised in such cases.
  • Use with caution in patients with a history of calcium metabolism disorders: Caution should be exercised in patients with a history of calcium metabolism disorders such as hypercalcemia or hypocalcemia.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure: The use of Dovonex Solution may increase sensitivity to sunlight, and caution should be exercised to avoid prolonged sun exposure and to use protective clothing and sunscreen when going outdoors.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can Dovonex Solution be used on the face?

It is not recommended to use Dovonex Solution on the face, as it may cause irritation and other adverse effects.

How long does it take for Dovonex Solution to start working?

The time it takes for Dovonex Solution to start working varies from person to person. Some people may start seeing results within a few days, while others may not see improvement for several weeks.

Is Dovonex Solution safe to use with other medications?

Let your healthcare provider know about all other medications and supplements you are taking before using Dovonex Solution, as it may interact with some medications.

Can Dovonex Solution be used for children?

Dovonex Solution is not recommended for use in children under the age of 18, as the safety and efficacy of the solution in children have not been established.

How should Dovonex Solution be stored?

Dovonex Solution should be stored at room temperature and away from heat and light. It should also be kept out of reach of children.

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Additional information

Generic name:

Calcipotriol

Formulation:

Solution

Strength(s):

0.005%

Quantities Available:

30mL, 60mL

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