In controlled clinical trials, the most frequent adverse reactions reported for Dovonex® (calcipotriene ointment) were burning, itching and skin irritation, which occurred in approximately 10-15% of patients. Erythema, dry skin, peeling, rash, dermatitis, worsening of psoriasis including development of facial/scalp psoriasis were reported in 1 to 10% of patients. Other experiences reported in less than 1% of patients included skin atrophy, hyperpigmentation, hypercalcemia, and folliculitis. Once daily dosing has not been shown to be superior in safety to twice daily dosing.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/6/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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