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.

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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.

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

Treatment Options. There are many options for treating psoriasis. They range from topicals (steroids and non-steroids), light therapy, oral medications (methotrexate, soriatane, (acitretin) cyclosporin) and injectable medications (biologics). I would talk to a dermatologist about the many different and effective treatments for psoriasis. Unfortunately, we still don't know what causes it and we have yet to find a cure.
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.

How do I thin out dovonex (calcipotriene) cream/ointment for my scalp?

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.