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Patients using Dovonex® (calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005%, should receive the following information and instructions:
- This medication is to be used only as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with the face or eyes. As with any topical medication, patients should wash their hands after application.
- This medication should not be used for any disorder other than that for which it was prescribed.
- Patients should report to their physician any signs of adverse reactions.
- Patients that apply Dovonex® (calcipotriene solution) to exposed portions of the body should avoid excessive exposure to either natural or artificial sunlight (including tanning booths, sun lamps, etc.).
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/22/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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