Yes. Psoriasis is the main use for dovonex (calcipotriene) cream. It works best when used with prescription strength topical steroids.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Psoriasis. It is also somewhat helpful for vitiligo and morphea.
Psoriasis. It is used to treat the skin problem psoriasis.
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.