Dovonex Solution (Calcipotriol) Medication


Dovonex Solution (Calcipotriol)

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Drug Description


Dovonex Solution is a prescription medicine used for the management of chronic and moderately severe scalp psoriasis. 

Dovonex Solution is a synthetic topical vitamin D derivative. Its exact anti-psoriasis mechanism remains not fully understood but is thought to alleviate inflamed and scaly regions by inhibiting the overproduction of skin cells. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Dovonex Solution and with each prescription refill, thoroughly review the product package and accompanying patient information leaflet. If you have any queries or need additional information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. 

Dovonex Solution is intended solely for topical dermatological application and should not be used in the eyes, mouth, or vagina. 

Typically, this solution is applied twice daily to the scalp lesions only as prescribed by the doctor. 

To properly apply this solution: 

  1. Begin by thoroughly washing your hands. 
  2. Comb your hair to eliminate any loose psoriasis scales. 
  3. Create a part in your hair close to the affected regions. 
  4. Apply a small quantity of the solution to the lesions, avoiding contact with your forehead or other facial areas, particularly around the eyes, nose, or mouth. 
  5. Gently massage the solution into the lesions. 
  6. Wash hands after application. 

For optimal results, use Dovonex Solution exactly as directed, preferably around the same times of the day daily. Do not use more of this solution or use it more often or for longer than prescribed by your doctor. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential side effects of Dovonex Solution. Tell your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Mild skin irritation 
  • Skin rash 
  • Itching 

Serious side effects 

  • Intense burning, stinging, skin rash, or irritation following application of the solution 
  • Deterioration of the skin condition 
  • Elevated calcium levels with associated symptoms such as: 
    • Confusion 
    • Fatigue 
    • Nausea 
    • Vomiting 
    • Reduced appetite 
    • Constipation 
    • Increased thirst or urination 
    • Weight loss 

Stop using Dovonex Solution and call your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur. 

If elevated serum calcium levels are elevated, halt treatment with Dovonex Solution until normal calcium levels are reestablished. 

Allergic Reactions 

In rare cases, Dovonex Solution may trigger a severe allergic reaction. Promptly seek medical attention upon observing any indications of a severe allergic response, including: 

  • Hives 
  • Trouble in breathing 
  • Face, lips, tongue, or throat swelling 

This list does not cover all the side effects of Dovonex Solution. Should you notice  

any other effects, reach out to your doctor or pharmacist. 


Before starting treatment with Dovonex Solution, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to calcipotriol or any of the non-active components in this solution. 

Disclose your medical history with your doctor before using Dovonex Solution to assess its appropriateness for your condition, particularly if you have a history of elevated calcium and vitamin D levels. 

Other products containing vitamin D may interact with Dovonex Solution. To lower the risk of such interactions, inform all your healthcare providers about your comprehensive medication regimen, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 

Notify your doctor if you are receiving light treatments for psoriasis before starting Dovonex Solution. This medication can heighten sun sensitivity in your skin. To mitigate this, limit exposure to sunlight and employ protective measures like wearing a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. 

Dovonex Solution is flammable. Avoid using this solution close to heat sources or open flames, such as cigarettes. 

Inform your doctor of your pregnancy or intention to become pregnant. Discuss the potential advantages and risks of Dovonex Solution for you and your unborn child. 

The potential transfer of calcipotriene topical into breast milk and its impact on nursing infants remains uncertain. Inform your doctor if you are currently breastfeeding. 

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