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DOVONEX CREAM (CALCIPOTRIENE (CALCIPOTRIOL))

Dovonex Cream Description

Dovonex Cream is a prescription strength synthetic vitamin D3 cream that is applied topically to treat and relieve the symptoms of plaque psoriasis. It is thought to be an autoimmune skin disease and, although there is no cure for psoriasis, Dovonex Cream can provide some control over this process of reducing the excessive skin cell production. Dovonex Cream may be used alone or in combination with other medications such as a topical corticosteroid, Cyclosporine A or Acitretin.

How a Man-Made Vitamin D Cream Helps with Psoriasis

Skin cells grow and flake off in a constant cycle of approximately every four weeks. However, for some individuals, this process becomes unbalanced and the new skin cells move more quickly to the surface than your old skin cells can slough off. This causes the cells to bunch up and form plaques that can be unsightly and uncomfortable.

When applied as directed, the active ingredient called Calcipotriene will be absorbed into your skin cells and slow down your skin cell production of new cells to give the old cells time to fall off. By promoting normal skin cell growth, the psoriasis plaques flatten and itching and redness is reduced.

Conditions Treated by Dovonex Cream

Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the disease and appears as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells or scale. These patches or plaques most often appear on the scalp, knees, elbows, and lower back. They are often itchy and painful, and they can crack and bleed.

Pustular psoriasis is a less common variety of the condition where the inflammation is so severe that, in addition to the usual lesions, blisters or pustules containing fluid appear on the skin. Pustular psoriasis can affect the whole body or the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.

Psoriasis is a chronic long term skin condition that is characterized by alternate periods of remission and outbreaks that vary in their severity. Psoriasis is a condition that runs in families and may be adversely affected by certain infections, stress and alcohol.

Before Dovonex Cream is Applied

You should not use Dovonex Cream if you have high levels of calcium or vitamin D in your body. Dovonex Cream should not be used on the face. Advise your doctor if you are receiving phototherapy for your psoriasis to make sure that it is safe for you to use Dovonex Cream.

Dovonex Cream Precautions

Dovonex Cream is for use only on the skin. Do not use this medicine on open wounds or on sunburned, wind burned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. Certain medications may interact with Dovonex Cream or cause a change in efficacy. Follow instructions for applying Dovonex Cream to achieve maximum results and report any symptoms that worsen or become persistent.

Possible Side Effects of Dovonex Cream

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Mild irritation

You should stop using Dovonex Cream and call your doctor at once if you experience severe burning or stinging of the treated skin areas, worsening of your skin condition, nausea, vomiting, constipation, muscle pain or weakness, and feeling tired or restless.

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