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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Calcipotriene (Overview)

Calcipotriene is an appetite suppressant which is a kind of stimulant (psychiatric drug).


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With what side effects should I stop calcipotriene ointment?

With what side effects should I stop calcipotriene ointment?

Many see below: Burning, itching and skin irritation, which occurred in approximately 10-15% of patients. Erythema, dry skin, peeling, rash, dermatitis, worsening of psoriasis. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
7 doctors shared insights

Calcipotriene (Overview)

Calcipotriene is an appetite suppressant which is a kind of stimulant (psychiatric drug).


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What do you suggest if my doctor told me to use calcipotriene on my face but label says not to?

What do you suggest if my doctor told me to use calcipotriene on my face but label says not to?

Calcipoetine: CALCIPOTRIENE (kal si poe TRYE een) is a form of vitamin D that is used on the skin to treat plaque psoriasis. This medicine is not a cure. It helps reduce the redness, thickness, and scaling that occur with psoriasis. ...Read more

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What can I do for my psoriasos- I have tried everything including Dovonex---?

What can I do for my psoriasos- I have tried everything including Dovonex---?

Try: Tazorac (tazarotene) gel if you have not tried yet. If it does not work then you try light therapy . If that one fails your other option would be to try oral medication such as methotraxate, cyclosporine. Injectable medications so called biologics are also available. ...Read more

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With what side effects should I stop calcipotriene ointment?

Many see below: Burning, itching and skin irritation, which occurred in approximately 10-15% of patients. Erythema, dry skin, peeling, rash, dermatitis, worsening of psoriasis. ...Read more

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Is there anything better than dovonex (calcipotriene) for psoriasis?

Is there anything better than dovonex (calcipotriene) for psoriasis?

Topical steroids: For localized psoriasis, dovonex (calcipotriene) alone is of limited value. It works much better when used along with prescription strength topical steroids. Also, Dovonex (calcipotriene) Cream is not as effective as the ointment, which is no longer available; however, calcitrene ointment and generic Calcipotriene Ointment are basically the same as dovonex (calcipotriene) ointment. ...Read more

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Why does dovonex (calcipotriene) cause pain in my lower back when applied to that area?

Why does dovonex (calcipotriene) cause pain in my lower back when applied to that area?

Side effect: Burning, stinging, skin irritation tingling are known side effects of this medication. These uncomfortable sensations can occur in the back, but could occur anywhere the ointment is applied. ...Read more

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Can dovonex (calcipotriene) cream be used for psorasis?

Yes: Psoriasis is the main use for dovonex (calcipotriene) cream. It works best when used with prescription strength topical steroids. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Dovonex (Definition)

Dovonex is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more