Dovonex is a form of vitamin D that is prescribed on the skin to treat plaque psoriasis. Dovonex helps reduce the redness, thickness, and scaling that occur with psoriasis.
Dovonex is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- High level of calcium in the blood or urine;
- High level of vitamin D in the blood;
- Kidney stones;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Dovonex, vitamin D, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
Do not take Dovonex with any of the following drugs:
- Calcium supplements;
- Vitamin D;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Breathing problems;
- Increased thirst;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Worsening of psoriasis;
- Dry peeling skin;
- Increased sensitivity to the sun;
- Skin irritation or stinging;
Apply a thin layer to affected areas once or twice daily.
Cream and Scalp Solution
Apply to affected areas twice a day.