Dovonex Ointment

1 tube


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Side Effects

Q & A

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease. It speeds up the life cycle of cells. And it builds up rapidly on the surface of the skin. These extra skin cells form red scaling patches, usually affecting the elbows, knees, and scalp. These patches are itchy and painful. Psoriasis is not contagious. There is no cure for psoriasis, but it can be controlled with medication. The main purpose of the treatment is to stop the skin cells from growing so fast.

Dovonex Ointment is used to treat psoriasis. Dovonex contains a type of vitamin D known as calcipotriol. This controls the cell growth, reducing the symptoms of psoriasis. Each week, more than 100 grams of application is not advisable for adults, 75 grams for children over 12, and 50 grams for children between 6-12.

Download Dovonex Ointment patient information leaflet

  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Apply once or twice a day as prescribed by the doctor
  • If using twice, apply in the morning and evening
  • Dose will depend on the severity of the problem
  • Either apply directly from the tube or take the ointment in your finger to apply
  • Apply a think portion, rub it gently over the infected area
  • Wash your hands immediately after application
  • Use for several weeks to completely remove psoriasis, or as prescribed by the doctor

  • Skin irritation
  • Itching, dryness, or skin redness
  • Photosensitivity
  • Dermatitis
  • Pain in the infected area
  • Burning or stinging sensation

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Blisters or bleeding
  • Infection in hair follicle
  • Application spots may change the skin colour

Uncommon/Rare Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Swelling of the skin
  • Itchy rashes
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Weakness and pain in the bones
  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst or loss of appetite
  • Metallic taste in the mouth

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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Who gets psoriasis?

This condition can affect men, women and children alike at any point in their lives; the average age to develop it would be between 10 and 30. Approximately 3% of the UK population will have a form of psoriasis at any one time.

Is there a cure?

No, there is no definitive cure that currently exists. In recent years, there have been many great advancements towards understanding why psoriasis occurs, so any optimism placed in finding a cure may prove justified in coming years.

Will my psoriasis go away?

In some cases, the condition may clear and lay dormant for years, but for others, it is a chronic long-term condition. Most people can speak with their doctor and work out a flexible regime which will keep the disease at bay.

What’s the best environment for psoriasis?

Dry and cold weather conditions seem to make psoriasis worse in a lot of patients; vice versa, exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet light can prove beneficial. Anything that brings damage to the skin, such as a scratch or a burn, can worsen the condition. Certain medications can also have the same effect.

To complete your purchase, take our questionnaire. Once completed, a registered doctor will review your answers and issue a prescription, if suitable. This prescription will be sent to our practising pharmacy who will dispense your treatment. Orders are shipped by secure next-day courier.

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