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Calcipotriene is a synthetic form of vitamin D used for treating mild to moderate psoriasis. Sold as Dovonex in the US, it is a prescription medication that is available as a cream, ointment, or scalp solution. Calcipotriene has recently become available in combination with a topical steroid Betamethasone as Taclonex.
Effect of Calcipotriene on Psoriasis
Calcipotriene helps treat psoriasis by slowing down the over-production of skin cells.
Read more details about Calcipotriene.
What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.
What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• Skin irritation.
Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.
• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
• Severe skin irritation.
• Any rash.
• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.
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