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Dovonex Medication - Uses & Side Effects

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Dovonex Dosage

  • If you are using Ointment, then you should apply a thin layer to affected areas once or twice daily.
  • If you are using Cream and Scalp Solution, you should apply to affected areas twice a day.

Uses of Dovonex

  • Calcipotriene topical is used to treat plaque psoriasis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Dovonex

Before taken Dovonex medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Dovonex. Side effects may include:

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Tingling

Warnings and precautions before taking Dovonex:

  • You should tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, high blood calcium levels, allergies.
  • Dovonex should be used only for psoriasis. If skin irritation develops, then you should stop using the drug and check with your doctor immediately.
  • Dovonex is not approved for use in children.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Dovonex with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Dovonex with the other drugs. Avoid using harsh, abrasive, or irritating cleansers, perfumes, or cosmetics on the area you are treating.


After taken Dovonex if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Dovonex overdose include

  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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