Dovonex Scalp

Dovonex®
(calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005%

FOR TOPICAL DERMATOLOGIC USE ONLY.
Not for Ophthalmic, Oral or Intravaginal Use.

Dovonex Scalp

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Dovonex® (calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005% is a colorless topical solution containing 0.005% calcipotriene in a vehicle of isopropanol (51% v/v), propylene glycol, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium citrate, menthol and water.

The chemical name of calcipotriene is (5Z,7E,22E,24S)-24-cyclopropyl-9,10-secochola- 5,7,10(19),22tetraene-1α,3β,24-triol, with the empirical formula C27H40O3, a molecular weight of 412.6, and the following structural formula:

 Dovonex® (calcipotriene) Structural Formula Illustration

What are the possible side effects of calcipotriene topical (Dovonex)?

Serious side effects are very rare. Stop using calcipotriene topical and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).

You may experience some irritation of the skin, such as burning, itching, redness, swelling, dryness, or peeling while you are using calcipotriene topical. These side effects sometimes lessen with continued treatment. Notify your doctor if you experience these side effects.

If you notice a change in your skin color, contact your...

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What are the precautions when taking calcipotriene solution (Dovonex Scalp)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: high calcium/vitamin D levels (hypercalcemia/hypervitaminosis D), sudden worsening of psoriasis.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors....

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Last reviewed on RxList: 6/2/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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