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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
9 doctors shared insights

Dovonex (Overview)

Dovonex is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
9 doctors shared insights

Dovonex (Overview)

Dovonex is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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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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Has anyone ever used dovonex (calcipotriene) 0.005% solution for scalp psoriasis?

Has anyone ever used dovonex (calcipotriene) 0.005% solution for scalp psoriasis?

Yes: This is a medication that has some relief..I suggest you add a topical steroid for any reddness...Dovonex (calcipotriene) helps more with scale. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Calcipotriene (Definition)

Calcipotriene is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more