calcipotriene topical (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using calcipotriene topical (Dovonex)?
Do not use calcipotriene topical on skin that is sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated. It could make these conditions much worse.
Calcipotriene topical is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether calcipotriene topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use calcipotriene topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is also not known if calcipotriene topical passes into breast milk. Do not use calcipotriene topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use calcipotriene topical (Dovonex)?
Apply calcipotriene topical exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before and after applying this medication, unless you are using it to treat a hand condition.
Clean and dry the area of skin where you will apply calcipotriene topical. Apply the medication only to the affected area.
Do not apply calcipotriene topical to eyes, mouth, face, mucous membranes, open sores, or irritated skin. If you get medication on any of these areas, rinse it off with water.
Calcipotriene topical is usually applied once or twice a day.
Do not apply more calcipotriene topical than is prescribed by your doctor. Never apply more than 100 grams in a week.
It may take 2 weeks to see the effects of this drug. Do not stop using calcipotriene topical if you do not see results immediately.
Store calcipotriene topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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