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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
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
Solution or Foam: The generic form of dovonex (calcipotriene) comes as a solution which is easier for the scalp. There are also other prescription products that have this medicine that are found as a solution. Finally, there will be a foam version available in the next month that would be easier to rub into the scalp. Contact a compounding pharmacy to see if they could make a solution from your ointment. ...Read more
I have a problem with sirisus I have tried coconut oil, betnovate and dovonex (calcipotriene) not helped at all?
Have guttate psoriasis with last month slowly spreading. Have it on my face, back, chest, arms. Used Dovonex (calcipotriene) two tubes was non effective, ?
See details: Topical therapy is often not effective but these are meds that are extremely effective. Discuss this with a dermatologist.. ...Read more
What can I do to clear my genital psoriasis? Not getting help from my dermatologist. I currently have prescription for elidel, (pimecrolimus) dovonex, and betamethasone..
You may: You may need to go on a tnf inhibitor such enbrel (etanercept). Talk to your dermatologist. ...Read more
Calcipotriol (calcipotriene) is a form of vitamin D that is used in the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that are harmless to most. Reactions may be mild to severe.
For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/calcipotriene-topical-side-effects. Html ...Read more
Clarify: Call your doctor to clarify. You can always discuss with pharmacist as well. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more