Generic Dovonex or Calcipotriene is a powerful medicine that is used to treat psoriasis. The medicine works by decreasing the growth of skin cells. The patient should use this medicine only on skin. The user can feel the changes in 15-20 days of its regular application.
For treating the problem, the patient needs to apply a very thin layer of medicine on the area to be treated.
Since, the medicine is meant for treatment on skin, accidently, if the patient uses it on face, neck, etc. then they should wash it with plenty of water.
Generic Dovonex should be stored at room temperature. The medicine should be kept at such a place where pet and kid should not reach. Heat, light, dampness and moisture might decrease the useful action of the medicine. Therefore, it should be protected from such conditions.
Generic Dovonex contains calcipotriene as active ingredient. It is chemically known as (5Z,7E,22E,24S)-24-cyclopropyl-9,10-secochola-5,7,10(19), 22-tetraene-1α,3β,24-triol. This has a molecular weight of 412.6 and empirical formula as C27H40O3. It appears as white to off-white crystalline substance. Generic Dovonex contains various types of inactive ingredients such as dibasic sodium phosphate, edetate disodium, mineral oil, petrolatum, propylene glycol, tocopherool, water, etc.
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Generic Dovonex should be applied once or twice by the user. The medicine should be applied daily as the set time so as to get better result. It should be used gently on the affected area. You can see the effect of the result after 15 days of the application of this medicine.
Some of the user might get side effect as the immune system varies from person to person so as the medicine tolerance power of the body. The patient might suffer from some unwanted response such as:
- Discoloration of skin
- Change in mood
- Hair bumps
- Dry skin
- Peeling of skin
- Stretch marks
- Hair bumps
- Trouble in breathing
- Prior using generic Dovonex, the patient should tell to the doctor if they are allergic the medicine or any ingredients of the medicines.
- If the patient has medical history of skin disease or any disease then they should tell to the doctor proactively. Doing so help the patient for not getting unwanted troubles.
- Prolonged exposure to sun is prohibited as the skin become sensitive while the treatment with the medicine continues.
- Nursing mother and pregnant patient should consult to the doctor before using the medicine.