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Dovonex Cream (Calcipotriol)

Also Known as Psorcutan Cream, Daivonex Cream

Prescription requiredOnly Available By Prescription
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Dovonex Cream is a prescribed medication utilized to address the symptoms associated with Plaque Psoriasis. Its mechanism of action involves decelerating the growth of skin cells.

Dovonex Cream is categorized as an Antipsoriatic, Topical drug. It can be used on its own or in combination with other medications.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a long-term skin condition that is characterized by the presence of red, itchy, and scaly patches on the skin. It is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, causing rapid skin cell turnover. Psoriasis can affect various parts of the body and may be triggered by factors such as stress, infections, or certain medications.

Fact Table
Formula C27H40O3
License US DailyMed
Bioavailability 5 to 6%
Legal status Rx-Only
Chemical Name Calcipotriol
Elimination half-life Less than 10 min
Dosage (Strength) 0.005%
Pregnancy Consult Doctor
Brands Dovonex Cream
Protein binding Unknown
PubChem CID 5288783
MedlinePlus a608018
ChEBI 50749
ATC code D05AX02
DrugBank DB00862
KEGG D01125
Routes of administration Topical administration

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Gently rub a thin layer of the medication onto the affected areas, only on the skin as instructed by your doctor.

Avoid applying the medication on your face, eyes, nose, mouth, or inside the vagina.

Apply Dovonex consistently at the same time each day, once or twice daily for ointment or twice daily for cream or foam.

After application, remember to wash your hands unless you are using the medication on your hands.


The active ingredient in Dovonex Cream is Calcipotriol.


Prior to using this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor, especially if you have a history of high calcium/vitamin D levels

Limit sun exposure, as this medication increases sensitivity to sunlight.

During pregnancy, use this medication only if it is clearly necessary.

The safety and effectiveness of Dovonex generic in children younger than 4 years of age have not been established.


This medication could have negative drug interactions with other drugs containing Vitamin D. Let your doctor know about all the other medications and supplements you are taking before starting this medication.

Side Effects

Possible side effects of this medication may include burning, itching, rash, irritation, redness, dry skin, or peeling at the application site. if you experience any serious side effects, such as skin thinning or discoloration, stretch marks, small red bumps on the skin (folliculitis), unusual fatigue, changes in mental/mood, or unexplained constipation, notify your doctor promptly.

It is advisable to consult with your doctor before you buy Dovonex cream to understand its effectiveness and any other side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dovonex

Can you buy Dovonex over the counter?

Dovonex is available as a prescription medication and cannot be purchased over the counter. If you want the best price on Dovonex online, you can get your prescription filled at CanPharm.

Is Dovonex a steroid?

No, Dovonex is not a steroid. It is a synthetic form of vitamin D3 used to treat psoriasis. It regulates skin cell growth and is not associated with steroid effects.

What is the generic drug for Dovonex?

Yes, the generic drug for Dovonex is called calcipotriene.

How long can you use Dovonex?

The duration of Dovonex usage varies depending on the condition and doctor's instructions. Typically, it is used for up to 8 weeks for psoriasis.

Is Dovonex prescription only?

Dovonex is available only with your doctor's prescription. You can order your Dovonex prescription online from CanPharm and get the best price.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.