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Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:Dovonex
Manufacturer:Warner Chilcott (US), LLC
Other Info:Rx onlyFOR TOPICAL DERMATOLOGIC USE ONLY.Not for Ophthalmic, Oral or Intravaginal Use.



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Indications and Usage

Dovonex®  (calcipotriene cream) Cream, 0.005%, is indicated for the treatment of plaque psoriasis.

The safety and effectiveness of topical calcipotriene in dermatoses other than psoriasis have not been established.
Dermatologic disorders -- impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning of the skin.

Psoriasis -- A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches. The lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region. Accelerated epidermopoiesis is considered to be the fundamental pathologic feature in psoriasis.

Contraindications

Dovonex®  Cream is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation.

It should not be used by patients with demonstrated hypercalcemia or evidence of vitamin D toxicity.

Dovonex®  Cream should not be used on the face.
Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.

Hypercalcemia -- Abnormally high level of calcium in the blood.


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