What is Daivonex (Calcipotriol) used for?
Daivonex (Calcipotriol) is a topical medication prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from plaque psoriasis. It contains a man made derivative of vitamin D that operates by preventing excess skin growth that causes the swelling, irritation, and scaly patches associated with this condition. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Daivonex (Calcipotriol)?
Daivonex (Calcipotriol) is normally applied once or twice each day, but your individual instructions will be determined by your physician based on your health condition and the severity of your condition. Rinse the area of skin being treated to rinse away any dirt or debris, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and wash your hands with soap and water after each use to prevent the medicine from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Daivonex (Calcipotriol)?
Side effects that may occur while using Daivonex (Calcipotriol) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe pain, intense stinging, eczema, deterioration of psoriasis conditions, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure any necessary alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more problems from occurring.
Do not apply Daivonex (Calcipotriol) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. The medication should not be used on the face or to treat patients who have trouble metabolizing calcium, severe kidney disease, or severe liver disease. Also inform your physician if you have pustular or exfoliative psoriasis as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.