What is Daivonex (Calcipotriol) used for?
Daivonex (Calcipotriol) is used to treat psoriasis. The active ingredient in this topical treatment is derived from vitamin D. It treats the thickened skin and raised plaques caused by psoriasis by reducing excess production of skin cells,while at the same time promoting normal growth of skin cells, thereby clearing psoriasis plaques.
How should I use Daivonex (Calcipotriol)?
Daivonex (Calcipotriol) comes in the form of an ointment or cream, which should be applied directly to the skin. Your physician will tell you how much to apply, when to apply it and for how long treatment is required. You should follow all instructions provided to you by your physician, and never apply more of it than prescribed. It may take up to 12 weeks for the full benefits of treatment with this medication to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Daivonex (Calcipotriol)?
Side effects of Daivonex (Calcipotriol) include:
This medication may also cause an increased sensitivity of the skin to light or discoloration of the skin. You should consult your physician if you notice any side effects while using this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Daivonex (Calcipotriol).Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.