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Dovonex Cream

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/22/2016
Dovonex Cream Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 02/03/2017

Dovonex (calcipotriene) Cream is a vitamin B3 derivative indicated for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Side effects of Dovonex Cream include:

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Dovonex Cream including:

Dovonex Cream contains 50 micrograms of calcipotriene monohydrate per gram of cream. Apply a thin layer of Dovonex Cream to the affected skin twice daily and rub in gently and completely. Dovonex Cream may interact with vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium or vitamin D. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Dovonex Cream; it is unknown if it will harm a fetus. It is unknown if Dovonex Cream topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not apply Dovonex Cream topical to your chest area if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Dovonex (calcipotriene) Cream Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Dovonex Cream Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using calcipotriene topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medication;
  • worsening of your skin condition; or
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation, increased thirst or urination, muscle pain or weakness, joint pain, confusion, and feeling tired or restless.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild skin redness;
  • dry or peeling skin; or
  • mild rash or itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Dovonex Cream (Calcipotriene Cream)

Dovonex Cream Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

In controlled clinical trials, the most frequent adverse experiences reported for Dovonex (calcipotriene cream) Cream, 0.005% were cases of skin irritation, which occurred in approximately 10-15% of patients. Rash, pruritus, dermatitis and worsening of psoriasis were reported in 1 to 10% of patients.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Dovonex Cream (Calcipotriene Cream)

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