Dovonex Ointment (Calcipotriol) Customer Reviews

Dovonex Ointment

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Calcipotriol is within the category of medications referred to as vitamin D analogues. It is utilized for the treatment of psoriasis, a skin condition characterized by the overproduction of skin cells. Calcipotriol can be employed either as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other medications, such as topical corticosteroids. The mechanism of action involves controlling the excessive production of skin cells commonly observed in individuals affected by psoriasis.

Uses and Dosage

Apply this medication exclusively to the skin as directed by your doctor. Administer a thin layer of the medication to the affected area, gently rubbing it in. Typically, for the ointment, use once or twice daily, and for the cream or foam, apply twice daily.

Ensure to wash your hands after application, unless the medication is intended for treating the hands. Avoid application on the face, in the eyes, nose, mouth, or inside the vagina. In case of accidental contact with these areas, flush with plenty of water.

Adhere strictly to the prescribed frequency and duration; do not apply more frequently or for a longer period than instructed, as this may elevate the risk of side effects.

Consistency is key for optimal results, so use the medication regularly. Establish a routine by applying it at the same time(s) each day.

Keep your doctor informed if your condition does not show improvement or worsens. Typically, observable improvements in your skin condition should begin within 2 weeks of starting the treatment.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • burning, dry, irritated, peeling, or red skin
  • face and scalp irritation (when the medication is transferred from another part of the body)
  • itching, redness, and swelling of the skin
  • increased skin sensitivity to sunlight

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • pain and skin discolouration at the application site
  • small red bumps or white-headed pimples around hair follicles
  • worsening symptoms of psoriasis


  • Before initiating this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any existing allergies to it or any other substances. Inactive ingredients within the product may potentially trigger allergic reactions or other complications.
  • Share your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you have a history of high calcium or vitamin D levels (hypercalcemia/hypervitaminosis D).
  • Be aware that this medication may heighten your sensitivity to the sun. Take precautions by limiting your time in the sun, avoiding tanning booths and sunlamps, and using sunscreen along with protective clothing when outdoors. Notify your doctor promptly if you experience sunburn or skin blisters/redness. Your doctor may recommend limiting or avoiding phototherapy while using this product—seek details from your doctor.
  • Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug.
  • During pregnancy, use this medication only when clearly necessary. Discuss the associated risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • The passage of this drug into breast milk is unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Dovonex Ointment is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Dovonex Ointment ointment:
    • 50 mcg/g


Is Dovonex a steroid?

Dovonex belongs to a group of medicines called anti-psoriatics. It is a type of vitamin D, not a steroid.

Is the Dovonex safe for children to use?

It is unknown if the cream, ointment, or solution form of this medication is safe for use in children. However, the foam form can be used in children age 4 years and older.



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60g, 120g

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