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Calcipotriene - Overview
Calcipotriene cream, marketed under the name Dovonex, is an ointment medication used in the treatment of some cases of plaque psoriasis. Push Health can connect people who need a calcipotriene cream prescription with licensed medical providers who can prescribe Dovonex when appropriate to do so.
Calcipotriene Uses / Mechanism of Action
As Dovonex, calcipotriene is used in treating some people who have the condition plaque psoriasis. Calcipotriene monohydrate, the active ingredient in Dovonex, like calcitriol and ergocalciferol, is a vitamin D3 derivative that is synthetic in origin and made for use topically in creams and ointments. Calcipotriene helps replace vitamin D that is normally made endogenously from ultraviolet light exposure. The exact mechanism of action of calcipotriene is not well understood but may involve effects on vitamin D receptors and T cells in the immune system.
Calcipotriene - Cost and Dosage
Calcipotriene is expensive, costing approximately $102 for one tube of calcipotriene 0.005% cream at many pharmacies in the United States. Dovonex coupons may also be available online or through other sources. As Dovonex, calcipotriene cream 0.005% is available as Dovonex 60 gram tubes and Dovonex 120 gram tubes. Calcipotriene cream is often prescribed to be applied to the skin and rubbed in gently twice per day on affected areas with evaluation periodically and for not more than two months. The calcipotriene monohydrate found in Dovonex is a crystalline substance that is white in color. Calcipotriene is largely transported around the body bound to proteins in the plasma. Much of the calcipotriene applied to plaques is transformed into inactive metabolites within one day. Calcipotriene is primarily excreted in the bile and feces. Ultimately, the precise dosing used depends on the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. Calcipotriene cream should be stored between 15° C and 25° C.
Can I Buy Calcipotriene Online?
One cannot just buy calcipotriene online in the United States as calcipotriene is a prescription medication that requires a consultation with a medical provider before it can be dispensed by a pharmacy. Because of this, calcipotriene OTC is not available online. People who are in need of a calcipotriene cream prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Dovonex ointment when appropriate to do so.
Calcipotriene - Side Effects
Calcipotriene can cause side effects when used. Side effects that can result from calcipotriene cream use include redness, irritation, pain, itching and worsening symptoms. People who have a known hypersensitivity to calcipotriene, Dovonex, or ingredients in the formulation should not use the medication. Dovonex should not be used on the face and should not be used by people with high calcium levels or vitamin D toxicity. Calcipotriene and alcohol should not be used together. Before using calcipotriene cream, it is necessary to discuss risks, concerns and possible side effects with one's medical provider and pharmacist.
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Last updated October 30, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.